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Turtle Wall 


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Description 

This is a nice crag that is easily accessible to St. George but has a bit more of a outdoor feeling to it than the Chuckawalla Wall.

The stone here is very similar to the Chuckwalla Wall - steep in many places with big pockets. A bit soft and sandy, but overall not too chossy and fun to climb on. All bolted and generally well-bolted.

Turtle has some steeper stone than Chuckwalla and a natural arch/cave with some really steep routes like Banana Dance (11+). There are routes here from 5.8 to 5.13.

Faces east so it gets morning sun and afternoon shade.

See here for an oblique, aerial view.


Getting There 

Park at the Chuckwalla parking lot (about a mile north of St. George on Hwy 18). The parking lot is well-signed and hard to miss.

Then walk past Chuckawalla Wall and follow the well-signed trail about a mile into the desert. You will see Turtle Wall on your left as you walk north.

Don't follow the first sign that says "Turtle Wall" and heads off left. Continue straight until a sign that states "Climbing Access" and then head left across the wash.


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',8],['5.12',4],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 Wall:
Endangered Species   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 40'   
Lambada   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Director of Humor Affairs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Gopherus Agassizi   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 30'   
Pinching Bird Shit   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 40'   
Farmers Market   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 35'   
Banana Dance   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Trey Lizardos   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Tortuga   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Dancing Fox   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 15'   
The Waltz   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Actual Parchments   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Turtle Wall
Me taking the rest position.

Lambada 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  UT : Saint George : Turtle Wall
Steep fun, even steeper than the already steep Director of Humor Affairs (5.11a). Climb past the first 2 bolts and crux of Director of Humor Affairs and then traverse right on jugs along the lip of a forty-five degree overhang - wild! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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south end of turtle wall
south end of turtle wall
my brother from another mother cruzin' this turtle must do
my brother from another mother cruzin' this turtle...
jeff taking a unique rest on Director of Human Affairs
jeff taking a unique rest on Director of Human Aff...
This really is a rad climb!!
This really is a rad climb!!
the turn off
the turn off
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By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008

More climbs in the 5.11-5.13 range in the cave that are not mentioned here. Had I climbed them, I would list them. I just saw the bolts.

By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Apr 5, 2010

Check out some videos of this awesome crag.

Banana Dance



Dancing Fox