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Turkey Tail

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L to R R to L Alpha
Acoplopse T 
Brush Turkey S 
Camera Obscura T 
Captain Hook S 
Chop, The T 
Consternation T,TR 
Dark Side of the Moon T 
Double Trouble T 
Drumstick Direct T 
East Side Story T 
Easy Offwidth T 
Eclipse T 
For Turkeys Only T 
Gobble This T 
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack T 
I Turkey/ Resurrection T,S 
In Search of Unicorns T 
Inner Reaches T 
Jello Party T 
Johnny Lat S 
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) T 
Left Side of the Key T 
Live Fire T 
Make the Cut T 
Piece of Cake T 
Quiver and Quill T 
Rasmussen Crack T 
Roofus T 
Sidewinder T 
Spider Lady T 
Squeeze Chimney T 
Termination T 
Turkey in the Straw T 
Turkey Turd T 
Turkey's Delight T 
Whimsical Dreams T 
Wild Turkey T 
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch) T 

Turkey Tail Rock Climbing 

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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Turkey Tail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turkey Tail:
Turkey's Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Inner Reaches   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Termination   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Double Trouble   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Eclipse   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sidewinder   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Rasmussen Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Quiver and Quill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Drumstick Direct   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
In Search of Unicorns   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Whimsical Dreams   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Turkey Turd   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Gobble This   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
For Turkeys Only   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Captain Hook   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
I Turkey/ Resurrection   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Johnny Lat   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Turkey Tail
Rock Climbing Photo: Some guy from Boulder high on Drumstick Direct.

Drumstick Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Tail
The first pitch is long and stellar. Bring two ropes to rap of the first pitch at the shuts. You should know how to crack climb and have some endurance if you hop on this baby. You can't miss this thing, especially if you locate the heinous-looking flaring fat roof of For Turkeys Only. Our route is just to the right and has plenty of chalk on it (you don't need any). Look for a crack parallel crack system that starts off a small pedestal/ledge about 15-20 ft off the ground.It steepens and s...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Turkey Tail.
Turkey Tail.
Rock Climbing Photo: An unknown sport route in the corridor on the east...
An unknown sport route in the corridor on the east...
Rock Climbing Photo: More Turkey Tail.
More Turkey Tail.
Rock Climbing Photo: The tail  (photo taken with permission).
The tail (photo taken with permission).
Rock Climbing Photo: take 5
take 5
Rock Climbing Photo: Turkey Tail.
BETA PHOTO: Turkey Tail.

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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: Colorado Springs, CO
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?

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