Hawk's Nest ArÍte*** VS 4c
40m.

Rockfax Description
Fine climbing based on the dramatic square-cut arete.
1) 4c, 20m. Steady climbing leads to a large flake perched on the arete. Harder and bolder moves reach the sanctuary of a small ledge. Shuffle right to a shallow chimney-slot and move up this to a flake that leads out left onto the wall and a good ledge just above.
2) 14m. The slabby crack leads to the top. © ROCKFAX


1.94e+03 Jan/1994

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

Hidden - 13/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/15

Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/15

centurion05 - 2015

mike mo - 2015

mike mo - 2015

mike mo - 2015

mike mo - 2015

mike mo - 2015

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

Si - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

Not particularly run out nor hard for the grade, despite what people had been saying. Maybe they didn't find the gear? Solid top quality route.
peter myers - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/13

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Craig Fussy Pants Letham

Kyuzo - 08/Sep/12

hrgcb - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Virgil Scott

Pat led 4c pich
runestone - AltLd - 10/Aug/12 with Pat

Lead the 4c pitch. Lovely rock, shame it's only one good pitch. Quite bold but straight forward climbing.
jezb1 - AltLd - 21/May/12

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 21/May/12 with Jez

Beautiful rock. Led 1st pitch. Delicate and runout on the upper section above the hanging flake. Abseiled off.Tough for VS, but an excellent route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Steve Grove

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Fantastic route. A secret gem.
Chris M - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with Tommy B

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/11

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Dave

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Nikki Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Jun/10

Brilliant pitch, loads of exposure for a VS
Misha - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

MD - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Misha

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/09

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 31/May/09 with Paul Melrange

Calder - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Andy Clow

@ndy - AltLd - 02/May/09 with calder

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/08

Peter Reynolds - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Ken Taylor - Lead - 01/Jun/08 with Hilary Robertson, Chris Michalak

I'm not sure why this route gets 3 stars at all. Sure it's good climbing but it's a bit short to have such status and the good climbing is over almost as soon as it's started.
mikelaing - Lead - May/08 with Carolyn

cas54321 - 2nd - May/08 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2007

Hidden - Lead - Jun/05

Gman - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd - May/05

Jamie B - AltLd - Jun/04 with Kris Quayle

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/03

John Kettle - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/00

alan moore - 2000

Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Nick Hanie

ewjudge - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/97 with Jez Hicks

colin milton - 2nd - 08/Aug/96 with eric milton

Raggar - Lead - 24/Jun/95 with Pete K, Jon B

Tom V - AltLd - 01/Jun/95 with Chris Mellor

babymoac - Lead - 06/Aug/94 with Ashley

Ched - Lead O/S - 1993 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/89

Nick Biven - 1987

nigehughes - Lead - Jun/82 with Alec Pirrie

mikej - Lead - 10/Jul/81 with Ian Bryant

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