Hawk Rocks North Face

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Pennsylvania, United States, North America
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Time Required:
Less than two hours
Class 3-4

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Created On: Dec 7, 2004
Last Edited On: Dec 7, 2004


Follow the directions in the "Getting There" section of the main page. Leave the A.T. below the cliffs.

Route Description

This route is just my personal route to the top as an ascent up the cliffs to Hawk Rocks. You'll be able to see the escarpment above you from the A.T. There is an opening from rock fall in the vegetation which is where I left the trail. A short Class 3 scramble over some boulders and steep rock slabs will bring you to the base of Hawk Rocks. My route traversed the ledge system on the right which ends about ten feet from the top. You'll see the nice ledge on the right side of the cliffs and it heads up almost like a miniature colouir. The crux move is at the top in the form of the overhang which composes the uppermost part of Hawk Rocks. The height of the cliffs alone is about seventy five feet and the top of Hawk Rocks towers about one hundred and fifty feet above where the A.T. crosses beneath it. If there are wet conditions or snow conditions you'll definitely need rope. Other than this one exception, all the other routes up the face are technical and class five. Of course there are great views from the top as mentioned in the overview of the main page. Have FUN but be SAFE!

Essential Gear

All your normal hiking gear, camera, water/snacks. In wet conditons you'll definitely want to bring rope because it will change the difficulty of this route to Class 5.

Miscellaneous Info

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