Excellent route up a smooth section of the southeast face to the left of Tangerine Trip. Lots of good nailing, hooking and some heading with a bit of a surprise near the top. Iron Hawk shares its first pitch with the Trip, then ascends a long leftward-rising ledge system to El Cap Tree, a HUGE 100' high Ponderosa - you'll be amazed how big the thing is when you get up close! The pitch up to the roof will keep you thinking - that apartment-building-sized block will move when you stick your cam behind it! The Knifeblade Traverse is unique in all of Yosemite. Iron Hawk does wander quite a lot, so it's a lengthier outing than you might at first imagine. Its 26 pitches are 9 more than its immediate neighbour Native Son, which makes you climb a route similar in length to the big boys to the west like Pacific Ocean Wall and Sea of Dreams. The "surprise" near the top is a couple of runout free climbing pitches. You'll definitely want your free climbing shoes for this route! Bringing along a Rope Gun might not be a bad idea either, eh? Note: If the apartment-building-sized block happens to be missing when you get there, look for it lying on the talus alongside of the first few pitches of Atlantic Ocean Wall, which fell off recently.