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Iron Hawk - A4

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Many small cams, two sets of cams, two sets of nuts, pins, heads, hooks, beaks
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

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.

Submitted by: passthepitonspete on 2006-03-26
Views: 1560
Route ID: 4949

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: JacekCzyz3 on 2005-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars :)

Pitch below roof: C3; Knifeblade traverse C3 F25 (means 25 fixed junk) R. Used 10 pitons somewhere up

Added: 2010-02-26

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: tommyt on 2004-12-05 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2004-12-05

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: b_fost on 2004-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2004-08-29

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: rmiller on 2001-01-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

2001? Can't rememebr, but I do remember this being my favorite wall. Great route!

Added: 2001-01-11

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: elcapbuzz on 1999-06-21 (View Climbing Log)

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Witnessed by: pinscar
Added: 1999-06-21

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