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ilikepargo


Jun 4, 2010, 3:32 PM
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Gorilla Face Hawks  (North_America: United_States: California: Los_Angeles_County: Devils_Punchbowl)
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On Memorial Day (2010) I walked past Hidden Wall and Gorilla Face just to show them to a friend (We'd been climbing at Attitude.). A hawk picked us up as we left Hidden Wall and began screaming at us. Evidently it was familiar with people wearing backpacks and walking in that direction. As we got closer, it was joined by its mate. Evidently they have a nest somewhere near the top of the cliff.

Can we maybe leave this cliff alone for a while and let them do their thing?


irregularpanda


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ilikepargo wrote:

Can we maybe leave this cliff alone for a while and let them do their thing?

If you want climbers to actually leave them alone, you'll need to post many signs near the trailhead at this location. Neon orange signs.

It would also behoove you to find out what kind of hawks they are.


amw


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ilikepargo wrote:
A hawk picked us up as we left Hidden Wall

Holy shit, man! If these hawks are carrying people off I think they're capable of taking care of themselves.


ianmeister89


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Yea, i was out there about a month ago, and they were certainly displeased with my presence. One even tried scare me, by making a low pass baring his talonsPirate... Leaving this wall alone for a while would probably be a good idea.

I'm pretty sure the bird in question wasn't a red tailed hawk, it was smaller. Maybe some sort of falcon? I'll go ask the nice older gentleman who works in the station what he thinks tomorrow.


ilikepargo


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Got out there for a bit yesterday. Seems like the hawks/falcons have finished doing their thing. They were not in the area at all.


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