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Hawk - 5.5

Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10 out of 5
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PG13
3
Standard Gunks rack.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.29/5
  Rock Quality 4.24/5
  Scenery 4.24/5
  Fun Factor 4.24/5

Description:

Start: Between Minty and Southern Pillar, at a thin crack below three diagonally-tiered left-facing corners. Pitch 1: Climb the crack and face to a ledge below the first corner (5.3). Pitch 2: Climb part way up the first corner, then around it to the right. Diagonal up right into the second corner and around it to the right. Diagonal up right into the third corner and around it to the right (rinse, lather, repeat). Diagonal right on the face to a small ledge (5.5-). Pitch 3: Climb the face to the GT ledge, then up the left-racing corner to the top (5.4).

Submitted by: interniq on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Views: 1280
Route ID: 36598

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2012-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st pitch only

as it says in the guidebook, Second pitch is a wet mess if it has rained in the past few days

Added: 2012-10-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: maymarmalade on 2007-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Busy climb

This is a great beginner's climb with lots of exposure when you have to step around the corner. Fun.

Added: 2011-01-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: juliacoreyburns on 2010-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars wonderful, quality route!

actually Williams rates it a 5.4, which i think is fair. though probably not for the new 5.4 leader. P2 does require some focused route finding and either double ropes, or strategic slinging if you are on a single. the moves on P2 are committing and thrilling just bc of the exposure- the holds and gear are all good. when i did it, it was a soaking wet waterfall, which made it a bit more exciting!! however a new leader should watch out for this and make sure that P2 is looking dry.
climbed with beau. he led P1 and i led P2 and P3.

Added: 2010-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ptengert on 2009-09-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Pitch 1 Only

Did the first pitch after the significant 10/22/08 rockfall. The P1 crack is a great 5.3 with good pro. P1 was enjoyable.

Added: 2009-09-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nkane on 2008-10-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

You can do it with a single rope if you use long slings. if it ever re-opens that is.

Added: 2009-05-11

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