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Hawk's Nest is found on the far west end of the East Rampart area. This formation contains some excellent routes like Charybdis and Happy Hunting Grounds. The formation sees less crowding than others on the East Rampart, but the climbs here are just as good.
To get to the Hawk's Nest hike up the CCC Trail and follow the top of the East Rampart cliff until you reach the Leaning Tower. Descend the Leaning Tower Gully and turn right (west). Walk about 150 feet. When you reach a giant 20-ft high boulder you're there (routes Coronary and Angina ascend the rock above this boulder.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hawk's Nest:
Bucket Brigade 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Coronary 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Charybdis 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
R. Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR, 85'
Anomie 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Alpha Centauri 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 100'
Vivesection 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Pie Plate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Flakes Away 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Hawk's Nest
Charybdis 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Hawk's Nest
Charybdis is a fine route located about 15 feet east of the giant boulder at the base of Coronary. The route starts out on challenging holds and remains challenging all the way up. Follow the small slanting crack up and right, though you may not use the crack much during your ascent as it is very thin. There is a slight overhang near the top, but the holds are large and copious. I thought the route was very reachy, but with a few runs on it I'm sure the sequences could be honed to make it mo...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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