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This is the main crag in the Turkey Rock area. It has wonderful crack climbing and some scattered face climbing with routes up to 3 pitches in length mostly on its south face. The setting is beautiful, the cracks are plentiful, the difficulties are moderate, and the area is popular. At one point there was an entire guidebooklet devoted to this area with most of the routes on this rock. The granite is known for its coarseness. Taping may be considered for most. The walkoffs are straightforward. Enjoy.
When you approach Turkey Rocks from the campgound, you are walking up behind the formations. The trail goes to the top of the hill, and down towards the front of most of the climbs. At the top of the hill, (Looking downhill and away from the climbs) on the left is Turkey Perch. Down, and to the right is Turkey Rock. Turkey Tail is downhill, and left of Turkey Perch.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turkey Rock:
Nightime Madness 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Stewart's Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches
The Eastern Front 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Second Coming 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches
Jump Start 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Gobbler's Grunt 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Southern Comfort 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Turkey Shoot 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Wild Fire 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Fiend 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Direct Hit 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R Trad, 2 pitches, 75'
Rastafarian 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Brain Cramps 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Straw Turkey 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Satyr's Asshole 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad
Finger Lickin' Good 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Vanishing Point 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Great White Crime 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
In Style, Out of Fashion 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c X Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Tryptophane 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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Gobbler's Grunt 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock
A varied climb of superb quality found on Turkey Rock's South Face. A fine introduction to South Platte offerings. From the Pass between Turkey Rocks and Turkey Perch, drop down and to the right, following the base of Turkey Rocks. The route starts on the West side of the South Face.P1: The traditional start is in a dark chimney on the West side (5.7) just past the lowest point of the face, but this chimney is better used to identify a hand crack variation just to the right (very recommended)...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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