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Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area

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Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area 


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Location: 38.8812, -106.14749 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Robby Cribbs on Mar 18, 2007
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Description 

This is a small canyon with high quality granite bouldering problems on good rock. It is possibly the best bouldering area in the valley.


Getting There 

Park on the east side of Turtle Rocks. They are to the south of the Turtle.


Climbing Season


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',1],['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 Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area:
Angel Fire   V6 7A     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area
Steven Nance on the first ascent of this problem

Instant Karma V5 6C  CO : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks Bouldering Are...
Incredible sequential problem to a sketchy top out. Excellent layback moves on thin edges, all overhanging. Possibly the most fun problem in the valley....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Project on the west side talus of Turtle Rock.
Project on the west side talus of Turtle Rock.
Bouldering at Turtle Rocks. <br />Photo by Tara Reed
Bouldering at Turtle Rocks.
Photo by Tara Reed
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By Robby Cribbs
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 18, 2007

Incredible area! If you're looking for a new place to boulder in Buena Vista, this is the place. It also has 3 or 4 possibilities of first ascents. Even an arete that could be in excess of V8. Make sure to bring a pad, for the landings can be pretty bad.

By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007

GREAT AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007

Robby- Did u get any of those problems?? I saw the new pics! Call me lemme know!

By Robby Cribbs
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007

Yeah, I sent Instant Karma and Goonies. I figured out the moves on Angel Fire, but got shut down trying to put it together. I'll go back and get it tomorrow. Did you see the other one we completely missed! It's a very unique problem.

By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2007

Well, if they feel easier, feel free to downgrade the problems. I know Instant Karma I did while we were both very tired. Just let me know what you think the grades were. And yeah, I saw a pic of that problem, looked nice! Was it new beta that got you to the top of Instant Karma?

By Doug Ranck
Aug 9, 2007

Turtle Rock has several boulders strewn around the base on the south-east, east and north-east of the rock. They are good but watch for broken glass in the area. The first gully south is called American Gully with lots of lines to choose from. The next is called Wall Street Gully with a few more problems. Next is the Sunshine Wall, so named because it faces south and is great to boulder on in the winter, this has at least 8 lines to choose from though some are high. The next big blob of rock is South Turtle Rock with several on the south-west side.
Come on out and play, there are so many to choose from you may want to stay several days, bring spare skin for your fingers.