I have climbed this peak three times–twice under a full moon in August. It’s a much harder climb than it looks from the base. Great views on top. Hawley Mountain often is free on deep snow early in the spring. The two routes in the book, the Northwest and Northeast Ridges, are the only routes that I have climbed. While the peak can be climbed from many other directions, these two routes have the best access.
The south side of Hawley Mountain.
Steve Mandella provided this GPS track from a recent climb. The track shows both routes from the book. The Northeast ridge is on the left and the northwest is on the right.
Steve Mandella’s elevation profile ascending up the northwest ridge and descending the northeast ridge.
Looking toward the summit and the peak’s northeast ridge. Steve Mandella photo.
Margo Mandella descending the northeast ridge. The talus and boulders are a bit of a pain on the upper reaches of the route. Steve Mandella photo.
Bruce Dunham ascending the Northwest ridge. Steve Mandella photo.
Hawley Mountain viewed from the west along the Pass Creek Road. Steve Mandella photo.