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Member Since: Sep 12, 2003
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 14 | Routes 1 | Areas | Photos | Page Improvements | Comments 4 | Posts | Stars 5 | Ratings 4

Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Tryptophane

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R (3)

Trad, 1 pitch, 120'

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Sep 12, 2003

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CO : Gunnison : Black Canyon of the Gunniso... : North Rim Routes : SOB Gully (skier's left sid... : Stand Up Comic (5.11+ X)
By: Chris Barlow When: Jun 21, 2005

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Comments: First, I want to give a congrads to the FA party - this is a great line and a nice addition to the other routes on the buttress. I only gave it two stars simply because the route is short (6 pitches + 600 ft of low 5th to 3rd class scrambling) by Black Canyon standards, but it's certainly on par with Comic Relief as far as quality.

That said, I found the first pitch a pretty serious outing. I'm not sure if 5.10R really captures what is entailed in climbing it. Yes, it would be bad (very, ver... more >>


Location: UT : Moab Area : Castle Valley : The Rectory : Ministry (5.11a)
By: Chris Barlow When: Apr 4, 2005

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Comments: I did this route over the weekend, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. While a good desert adventure, it is not nearly on par with Fine Jade or the North Face of Castleton. The upper two pitches have pretty poor rock that significantly detracts from the quality. It's certainly a worthy (and rather adventurous) route but not really a substitute for the better known classics in Castle Valley. I would say it's on the second tier (quality wise) of climbs on the mesa.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Tail : Drumstick Direct (5.10+)
By: Chris Barlow When: Nov 13, 2004

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Comments: You can rap off the cold shuts on top of the first pitch with a single 70m rope. Just barely, though. This also an easy way to toprope Turkey Turd as the anchors are directly on top of this route.


Location: CO : South Platte : Turkey Rocks : Turkey Rock : Straw Turkey (5.10a)
By: Chris Barlow When: Sep 28, 2004

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Comments: As far as rapping off after the first pitch, you can also do a short downclimb to the large ledge ten feet lower than the cable belay and then traverse well to the right, around the corner. There is another anchor from which you can get to the ground with one rope (a 60m leaves you with a touch of down climbing).


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Tryptophane 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Straw Turkey 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock

Drumstick Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Tail

Ministry 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

UT : Moab Area : ... : The Rectory

Stand Up Comic 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X

CO : Gunnison : ... : SOB Gully (skier's left sid...

Contributed Ratings

Name Established Rating Suggested Rating Location

Stand Up Comic

5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X

5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

CO : Gunnison : ... : SOB Gully (skier's left sid...

Ministry

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

UT : Moab Area : ... : The Rectory

Drumstick Direct

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Tail

Straw Turkey

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Rock