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Hawk-Eagle Ridge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anthurium S 
Body Lice TR 
Bold Finger T,TR 
Bowling Alley T 
Brother Jug T 
Central Park T 
Cinch Crack T 
Comeback Arete, The T 
Crab, The T 
Cracker Jack T 
Dead Left T 
Death Card (aka Ace of Spades) T 
Devo T 
Die Heeda Rule T 
Emergency Brake T 
Grim Reaper T 
Grubble Gully T 
Hangman, The T 
Heart of Gold S 
Heva TR 
Hooker T 
Hopscotch T,TR 
I've Been Sick T 
Inflorescence S 
January Playmate T 
January Rush T 
Larch, The T 
Leapfrog T,TR 
Lips Like Sugar S 
Low Profile TR 
Molehill Direct T 
Mountains Out of Molehills T 
Nails to Nowhere T 
Nobody's Home T 
Pepe le Peu T 
Peter's Out T 
Peters Out - Roof Variation T 
Plinth T,TR 
Prime Time Climb T 
Resisting Arete T,TR 
Roof's Way T 
Rupee Dog Route T,TR 
Rush Buick T 
Russian Arete T 
Self Abuse T 
Shallow Grave T 
Short One T 
Siberian Khatru T,TR 
Skip 'n' Go Naked T 
Slide, The T 
Squeamish, The T,TR 
Stay Hungry T 
Stop! T 
Stranglehold T 
Tekneek T 
Tombstone T 
Uninspiring Wall T 
Walk About T 
Werner Brothers' Roof T 
You'll Poke Your Eye Out T 

The Crab 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Jim Stuberg, solo, 1981
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Submitted By: Joe Brannan on Oct 25, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Red - The Crab, 5.6. Blue - Body Lice, 5.9. Yellow...

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This area is maybe 100 yards above the boulder move on the standard Hawk Eagle Ridge approach. The slab left of The Crab should be obvious after passing the steeper roof routes low on the ridge. The base shows slight wear from climber activity. Descend a class 4 gully 40 feet up the ridge line.


Ascend the obvious corner on the right side of a large slab from a good belay platform. Follow cracks and ledges with good gear opportunities (cleaning may be necessary) up to a roof with a small chock-stone. Note the fragile nature of the rock over your head. I gave this a bomb rating as I suspect this roof could fail easily crushing climber and belayer! Make a committing move out left and find a jug to haul on just within reach. A large pine tree is an option for anchor or a top rope can be set using boulders to climb the poorly protected slab routes next door.


Good cracks are filled with needles and dirt down low. Cleaner climbing in the middle, scary loose rock at the roof. Standard light rack.

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