This is the dihedral directly south of As the Crow Flys. The climb is actually 5.6 except for the bouldery move getting into the dihedral. This is a good intro to crack climbing. The crack takes good gear the whole way and there are great feet on either side of the dihedral. Use Anchor and rap rings for As the Crow Flys. Step left to ledge at top of climb to reach bolts. There are several top rope problems that can be done on either side of Turkey Chute ranging from 5.6-5.9
.75-3 cams Bolt anchor and rap rings. There are two additional bolts directly on top of Turkey Chute with an easy walk off if you choose not to rap.
Turkey Chute and top rope problems next to it.
Turkey Shute- 6/20/2009
looking down on it..
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008
This is a great climb - nothing like a low-angle dihedral with great gear! I second the opinion regarding the start.
|By Raquel ROCKY Robles|
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 12, 2011
This was my 2nd trad lead route. For me the first section to get on the actual ledge is the crux. Placed a nut just on the right side of the rock before the ledge. Then once I made it up on the ledge it was fairly fun placing pro on the crack or either side of the wall. There's an anchor with quick links straight up above the route. Just keep going straight up and you will find it on top.
Feb 23, 2012
One rap ring is missing, but you can easily rap from As The Crow Flies anchor/rap (down and left).
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Both rap rings are there, but it's a safe solo. The little boulder problem at the start is the crux, just finish it off as a highball.
|By Andrew TST|
Sep 25, 2013
Great boulder problem start but not possible to protect you would get a nice double bonk if you fell. Both quicklinks are no longer there so if you don't want to walk down, down climb to the Crow and rap off.
From: Carlsbad, California
Jun 16, 2014
Put two new screw links and rap rings up on this route this past Saturday. Great beginner trad lead. Using a 0-00 TCU on the right as mentioned by Rocky protects the bouldery move onto to the ledge.