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FrankZappa

Trad climber
80' from the Hankster
Aug 22, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
Climbed the Hawk in 2000. My partner is a really strong free climber so he led both of those pitches and I followed them free. Aside from that aidable move off the belay mentioned above, the climbing certainly is not 10c but maybe 9+/10- and anything too hard is protected, and everything else is not. The bolts had just been replaced as well. I don't remember any loose rock; we thought the climbing was really quality and fun, which is why after leading he told me I should follow the pitch, and that was more fun than jugging up a traversing slab. Probably the "hard" part is the mental transition from being on overhanging rock in aiders for a few days, to free climbing a featured slab.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 7, 2012 - 10:44am PT
Iron Hawk
Iron Hawk
Credit: E.E.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 7, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Drilling those bolts right there, straight up, into the roof, must have been a nightmare!
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Aug 7, 2012 - 10:57am PT
Drilling those bolts right there, straight up, into the roof, must have been a nightmare!

I thought the same thing. What a proud route by Dale Bard and Ron Kauk way back in 1978.

And some great photos by Duece. I like the one of him setting out on the Knifeblade Traverse racked for bear!
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Aug 7, 2012 - 11:45am PT
BUMP
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Jun 9, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Bump for quality
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Dec 25, 2013 - 08:01am PT
Bump
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