This is in my opinion one of the best cracks on Turkey Rocks. The climb is located in the leftovers area on the south face. It is most easily recognized by the yellow, right-facing flake near the top of the climb. The climb starts around the corner from the offwidth climbs of Ding and Dong. Make a short scramble up to a flat space that is good to belay from. The climb starts with double cracks to the top of a pinnacle on the left. It then continues into smaller cracks to a big ledge. Above you can see the Yellow flake at the top of a thin crack. Finish out above the flake and either climb out on a crack above or scramble to the left for a ways to a walkoff.
Standard rack to #3 Camalot.
Nick approaching the end of the first pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Justin pauses before the crux of Mellow Yellow. T...
Pete G. belays Ethan Hill up Mellow Yellow.
|Comments on Mellow Yellow
|By shad O'Neel|
Aug 6, 2003
Stellar. A fine handcrack experience. Watch for a hornets nest behind the yellow flake, inside the perfect wire placement. Continue 40 ft past the ledge for more 5.7 fun.
|By Ivan Rezucha|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 25, 2006
This should be moved to the Leftovers section.
|By Charles Danforth|
From: L'ville, CO
Apr 23, 2007
Second (mini) pitch is a lot harder than it looks from the big ledge at the top of the first pitch. Solid 5.7.
Walk off to the east between the Leftovers and Turkey Rock. A little down-scrambling is all it takes.
Apr 26, 2007
Did this one a couple of weeks ago. I thought the crux was going to be before the ledge halfway up, but it starts at the ledge with some really nice finger crack moves. And yea my buddy asked me if we even needed the rope for that second pitch..... He was pretty glad he had it.