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Turtle Rock - South Face

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Turtle Rock - South Face 


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Elevation: 4,200'
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on May 31, 2010
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Description 

This part of Turtle Rock encompasses the south end of the formation and includes the sheltered and steep corridor of Turtle Rock. In this corridor, some prized but hard Joshua Tree sport climbs can be found, ranging from 12a to 14a


Getting There 

To reach the Southern Formation, walk around the far right side of the rock past the Pillars of Pain, then turn left. For further access to the corridor veer slightly left through boulders to reach the base of the South face.


8 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turtle Rock - South Face:
Satanic Mechanic   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Desert Shield   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Jeff Gicklhorn leading Satanic Mechanic.

Satanic Mechanic 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Turtle Rock - South Face
This popular sport route is the furthest right bolted route on the South Face of Turtle Rock. It lies about 100+ feet right of Desert Shield. This is the right-hand of 2 routes that begin here (and share the anchor).Easy climbing leads to a crack-like feature arching up and right. Above, clip a bolt, then move left then up (crux) to the last bolt. A tricky move or two up and left to some pockets/crack keep it interesting to the end. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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