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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 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Coronary 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Charybdis 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
R. Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, TR, 85'
Anomie 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Alpha Centauri 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 100'
Vivesection 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad
Pie Plate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR
Happy Hunting Grounds 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Flakes Away 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 70'
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Happy Hunting Grounds 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Hawk's Nest
The phrase "happy hunting grounds" comes from early interpretations of some Native American concepts of heaven. The place they described was a mirror image of this world, and a utopia of sorts; a place of peace and abundance. At Devils Lake however, Happy Hunting Grounds is a long, stand out classic for the grade which demands a cool head, and control of your footwork. Its also a showcase route for the Hawks Nest, and starts out on the right side of the wall. This technical face route ...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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