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Turk's Head

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The Turk's Head area includes Turk's Head, Turk's Tooth, Turk's Head Ridge, and the area of jumbled rocks immediately east of Turk's Head. The climbs here are quite good and are much less busy than the Cleo Amphitheater. Turk's Head Ridge is an excellent place to practice your multipitch climbing.

Getting There 

Ascend the West Bluff Trail from the south. When you get to the Cleo Amphitheater continue northeast on an unmarked trail 200 feet. Descend a gully on the northeast side of Turk's Head. Alternatively, you can descend into the Cleo Amphitheater and walk northeast along the base of the rock wall past Wiessner Wall.

To access Turk's Head Ridge walk along the lakeshore on the Cottage road. Continue about 300 feet past the cottages, then start up the bluff through the woods until you see a long ridge of rock.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turk's Head:
Belly Flop   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Turk's Head Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 7 pitches, 500'   
A Point of Balance   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 40'   
Zor the Mantle   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Green Slime   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Turk's Head Ridge

Turk's Head Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Turk's Head
An alpine route at Devil's Lake? Turks Head Ridge, with the Wiessner Wall finish is seven to nine pitches long. Sure the pitches are short, but its all we've got. To approach, walk north past the cabins on Tumbled Rocks Trail until you can see a tower about 50 yards above the trail. This is the first pitch (5.3). Descend the tower, and continue on long, mostly unbroken ridge to the base of Wiessner Wall. Continue up Wiessner in two pitches and complete the longest route in Wisconsin.Pitch tw...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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This good looking sloper boulder problem lies down the slope and south of Turks Head or down the slope and north of Porkchop Buttress. GPS: N43'25.029 W089'44.255
BETA PHOTO: This good looking sloper boulder problem lies down...
Overhang boulder problem a few yards north of "Turks Tooth" formation.
BETA PHOTO: Overhang boulder problem a few yards north of "Tur...
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