Hawksbeak Peak Climber's Log

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WayneFry - Jan 4, 2018 1:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2015

North Face / NW Ridge / From Twin Lakes  Sucess!

Climbed with a team of four from SMC. Hiked in from Twin lakes and setup a basecamp near a small unnamed lake on the south east side of the peak. We climbed directly up the north face to gain the ridge at the notch then scrambled the rest of the way to the summit. Clear sunny day. Beautiful view from the top.


Darren9 - Nov 1, 2015 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2015

North Face  Sucess!

Sierra Mountaineering Club team of four ascended the north face directly from the lake to the point on the arete near the gigantic and impressive notch, then scrambled to the top. About 400 feet of mid-fifth class climbing, but mostly 3rd and 4th class. Fun face and spectacular setting.


jdmorehouse - Jul 27, 2015 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2015

The House of Pies  Sucess!

We hiked in from the Buckeye trail, crossing the stream several times. The trail was lost from time to time because of the numerous cow paths. Despite the note on the Summitpost page about this peak, don't drink the water until you're away from the meadows and well off the trail. We called this route the House of Pies for obvious reasons. We left the trail at a saddle and climbed to higher ground and went up the sandy slope of Hawksbeak before descending to the Rainbow Canyon lakes. Nice spot, but the mosquitoes were ravenous. The next day we climbed Tower Peak and traversed along the ridge connecting to Ehrenbeck. Climbing Ehrenbeck from this side is not trivial, btw. Be forewarned.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Dec 20, 2012 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012

From Center Mtn  Sucess!

Nothing so grand as the previous entries, just out for the day. Trip Report.


mountainmatt - Mar 18, 2006 6:23 am

NE Slope  Sucess!

The first peak out of a three day, three peak haul from Sonora Rd to Hetch Hetchy. PS- bearbnz-huge fan of yours.......Nice shots, always


Alpinist - Jul 27, 2004 10:58 pm

Route Climbed: NE Slope Date Climbed: July 23, 2004  Sucess!

This was part of a 10-day backpacking trip. Ascended with MarkZ from our campsite at a little tarn between Hawksbeak and Center Mtn.


ScottyS - Jul 17, 2004 11:04 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 12 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Barry Beck on a crazy long day involving ~35mi and ~11,000' gain. See the trip report here for more info.

No register! Nice summit, though.


bearbnz - Jul 17, 2004 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: Up Southeast Slope/Ridge, down South Ridge Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed this peak on a dayhike from Twin Lakes with ScottyS. First up Center Mountain, then to Hawksbeak, then to Ehrnbeck, and finally to Tower Peak and back via Kirkwood Pass and Buckeye Canyon. For details, see Scotty's excellent trip report.

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