Combined Hawksbill Mountain and Sitting Bear in one full day in the Gorge. Parked at Sitting Bear Trailhead and headed to Hawksbill first and then backtracked over to Sitting Bear. The views from both peaks are incredible. There are several spur trails around the "summit" of Sitting Bear that lead to some outstanding overlooks.
Climbed back in winter O4' with about 10" snow on ground, don't rely too much on the bolts in the boulder, most of them are sketchy rusted out spinner that I wouldn't hang a coat on. This rock has probably the hardest 5.6 move in the world (lol) and the top is mostly crimpy friction and slightly runnout. Once you get up there there is a cozy rock recliner complete with beer/drink holder. Have fun!
There is an awesome overlook boulder that faces towards Hawksbill Mountain and gives you a commanding view of the gorge. This area offers a wonderful respite after the extremely steep final push to the summit.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe