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janr


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I hiked back into Oz and climbed Hawk's Nest with my girlfriend in early December a few years ago. It sure wasn't a 30 minute approach for us. As you might suspect, the Vogel guide leaves out the details of the terrain. The 5.8 next to it appeared to be much more difficult than that and Hawk's Nest was all we ended up doing. A long walk for a 5.7 that, in my opinion, is only worth a couple of stars.

That said, it was a fun day and an interesting place to explore. I'm hoping to go back a bit further into the Oz area on my next visit. Lesbian Lust and the "nearby" climbs look interesting.

But if you hate hiking and want to maximize your climbing time, go somewhere else.


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Looking for info on a climb a buddy wants us to do this weekend called Hawks Nest. 5.7 ***

+ Is it a good choice this time of year?
+ Is the approach obvious, or will 30 minutes turn into a half-day?
+ Is it worthwhile, or is he marching into the wild for a slog?

Thanks.


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I hiked back into Oz and climbed Hawk's Nest with my girlfriend in early December a few years ago. It sure wasn't a 30 minute approach for us. As you might suspect, the Vogel guide leaves out the details of the terrain. The 5.8 next to it appeared to be much more difficult than that and Hawk's Nest was all we ended up doing. A long walk for a 5.7 that, in my opinion, is only worth a couple of stars.

That said, it was a fun day and an interesting place to explore. I'm hoping to go back a bit further into the Oz area on my next visit. Lesbian Lust and the "nearby" climbs look interesting.

But if you hate hiking and want to maximize your climbing time, go somewhere else.


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If you're up in that area there are a bunch of .11ish climbs if I recall correctly, otherwise Hawk's Nest alone isn't really worth the slog. Lesbian Lust is an insanely cool-looking sharp arete sport climb up the wash a 1/2 mile or so (4-5 draws). I'd leave my trad gear, climb that instead and look at it like a rest/casual hike day. Once saw 8(!) bighorn at once in the area. groovy factoid: the "hawk's nest" is a spherical cavity near the top of the climb with a narrow opening. When I saw it last it contained a bee's nest! luckily the occupants were nowhere to be seen...


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Looking for info on a climb a buddy wants us to do this weekend called Hawks Nest. 5.7 ***

+ Is it a good choice this time of year?
+ Is the approach obvious, or will 30 minutes turn into a half-day?
+ Is it worthwhile, or is he marching into the wild for a slog?

Thanks.

-Hmm, faces NE and is sorta high up, may be cold.
- If you've never been there, may be some issues finding it. 30 minutes is reasonable for fit folks.
- I wouldn't run in there just for that route, especially if I wasn't local to the area.

Cheers,
Murf


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I don't remember it being particularly spectacular for the grade. The climbing is forgetable and the rock is exceptionally grainy, much like the stuff around Jumbo. Still if you've never been out that way and want to kill a day....


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Looking for info on a climb a buddy wants us to do this weekend called Hawks Nest. 5.7 ***
+ Is it a good choice this time of year?
+ Is the approach obvious, or will 30 minutes turn into a half-day?
+ Is it worthwhile, or is he marching into the wild for a slog?
-Hmm, faces NE and is sorta high up, may be cold.
- If you've never been there, may be some issues finding it. 30 minutes is reasonable for fit folks.
- I wouldn't run in there just for that route, especially if I wasn't local to the area.
Walked past it this weekend, early sun at base, protected from wind. 30 minutes about right for approach.
Murf


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The best time of year to hit the Hollywood- Oz area is Spring flower season. Most of the climbs are sort of NE facing and shaded.

The poppy fields can be impressive and the girls enjoy the walk :wink:


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