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Turkey Jerky 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Alex Duran
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Jul 21, 2008

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Kirk Miller doing it wild turkey style. Photo by J...

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Pull the bouldery start to the first clip and reach left to a huge bucket for the second clip. Follow the seam on the left or cut right to layback cool side pulls, wild turkey style.


See the topo photo.


11 bolts to chain & ring anchor.

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Hanging out at the top of Turkey Jerky, should hav...
Hanging out at the top of Turkey Jerky, should hav...
Near the bottom.
Near the bottom.
Ryan Malarky setting up for the second clip on Tur...
BETA PHOTO: Ryan Malarky setting up for the second clip on Tur...
Josh coming out of the cave on Turkey Jerky.
Josh coming out of the cave on Turkey Jerky.
Turkey Jerky.
Turkey Jerky.
Drew climbing the Turkey.
Drew climbing the Turkey.
Near the top.
Near the top.

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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 2, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

First half is 3 stars, second half maybe one. Terrific, leaning crack moves on the crux.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 15, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Solid 5.10 getting off the ground; have a spotter or stick-clip the first bolt. Pumpy and sustained crux comes just above. The top half of the route is easier, but still no gimme. Very fun climbing!
From: Wherever we park!
Sep 17, 2008
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I thought this was pretty hard. The seam has some sustained pumpy moves with a tricky crux clip. Nearly my favorite on the wall second only to Walking With a Ghost.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jun 10, 2009

One of the two best 5.10s on the wall. Batso Canal gets my other vote.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Aug 9, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Good variety of moves. Cool holds and moves in the crack section - kind of like the Perfect Ten at Table Mtn but goes in the opposite direction (I mean no disrespect with the comparison to Table Mtn). One of the best on the wall.
By slim
Aug 9, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really cool route. Fun start with a lot of enjoyable climbing up high, including a section where the rock is almost like basalt. The rock quality is really good, especially considering that parts of the upper section look like they are big, detached pillars.
By Count Chockula
From: Littleton, CO
Aug 19, 2011

Love the start of this route. I climbed up the leaning crack left of the clips at the crux, and it is quite balancy through there making it tough to clip the bolt. Took me a couple minutes to find a good stance. I ended up laying back off my left foot and left hand on a good sidepull while flagging my right foot on the face to make the clip. This felt much more secure than using the holds above in the flaring crack. After that, it was cruiser climbing to the anchors on jugs.
By Matt Powers
From: Madison, VA
Jun 23, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This thing is great. Crux was harder than I expected, but it's a ultra-fun route all the way to the chains. 30 feet of 5.10c or whatever, followed by 60 feet of 5.fun.
By ssaxe
From: Golden, CO
Nov 20, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

My new favorite route at Canal Zone. Second half is easy, but after the harder stuff below, it's a nice cool down. Personally thought the crux was just getting to the first bolt, but it's low (would be a short bouldering problem) with a flat landing. Probably because I just suck at bouldering.
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