Turtle Rock - South Face Rock Climbing
Jeff Gicklhorn leading Satanic Mechanic.
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
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.
Climbing Season For the Turtle Rock area.
Weather station 10.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rock - South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rock - South Face:
Sexy Sadye 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Turtle Rock - South Face
Integrity 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Turtle Rock - South Face
After using the Desert Shield as a work out, I spent more and more time in the corridor trying to find the next line. But every route I checked out never really worked out, as again the quality of the rock. I had gotten so much flak for reinforcing some holds on Desert Shield with glue, I wanted to prove I could find a climb without the such requirements, after many failed starts, I found a line that started and ended on different feature, but followed the desert varnish the entire way. It reall...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Desert Shield 5.13a