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Turkey Tail

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For Turkeys Only 
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Inner Reaches 
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Johnny Lat 
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) 
Left Side of the Key 
Live Fire 
Make the Cut 
Piece of Cake 
Quivering Quill 
Rasmussen Crack 
Roofus 
Sidewinder 
Spider Lady 
Squeeze Chimney 
Termination 
Turkey in the Straw 
Turkey Turd 
Turkey's Delight 
Whimsical Dreams 
Wild Turkey 
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch) 

Turkey Tail 


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Description 

Turkey Tail is a great crag with some terrific lines. The difficulty level is a bit stiffer than most of the crags in the Turkey Rocks complex, so the seeker of the lower end difficulty routes might consider other crags in the area. Some of the routes include overhanging sections, so power can be useful here. This crag is to the right of Turkey Rock & Turkey Perch. Perhaps, the area classic is Whimsical Dreams.


Getting There 

Turkey Tail located down and right from Turkey Perch. Go to the saddle near Turkey Perch, hike down and right to the base of the crag.


36 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',7],['5.10',6],['5.11',8],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turkey Tail:
Turkey's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Left Side of the Key   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Inner Reaches   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Termination   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Eclipse   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sidewinder   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Rasmussen Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Quivering Quill   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Drumstick Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
In Search of Unicorns   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Whimsical Dreams   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Piece of Cake   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Turkey Turd   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Gobble This   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Captain Hook   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
I Turkey/ Resurrection   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Johnny Lat   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Turkey Tail
Bernard Vachon hiking Quivering Quill - photo: Fritz Lowrey.

Quivering Quill 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Tail
This climb stands alone on a rock at the north corner of Turkey Tail, and can be seen looking left from Turkey Perch. This is only maybe 50-60 feet long, but it is very hard for its rating. It is an overhanging crack that climbs up jams through some weird pods and up into a squeeze chimney. Rap from bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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An unknown sport route in the corridor on the east side of Turkey Tail.  Short but fun.
An unknown sport route in the corridor on the east...
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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jul 31, 2007

Does anyone have info on the fun bolted (4 bolts) route inside the corridor on the east side of the pillar containing Quivering Quill? It starts on a large chock near the south end of the face.

By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Jan 28, 2008

To the Left of Turkey's Delight, there is an overhanging arete that has at least two chopped bolts at the start. Does anyone know what the story is on that route?