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Turkey Perch

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bloody Englishman T 
Cold Turkey T 
Easy Chimney T 
Gobble Up T 
Gobbler's Cobbler, The T 
Honky Jam Ass Crack T 
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2) T,TR 
Left Handed Jew T,TR 
Liquid Acrobat T,TR 
Mark of Zorro T 
Moderate 2 (originally entered as Lack Crack) T,TR 
Moderate 1 T,TR 
Ragger Bagger T 
Reefer Madness T 
Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Width T 
Short and Sweet 
Steppenwolf T 
Stiff Little Fingers S 
Turkey Sandwich T,TR 
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth T,TR 
Wide Chimney T 

Turkey Perch  

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Submitted By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
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With superb rock quality and interesting, varied, one pitch routes of moderate grades, it's easy to see why this area is so popular. It is also a popular top roping and warmup area.

Steppenwolf is the crag's classic offwidth with a hidden hold and an interesting crack to face climbing finish.

Getting There 

Once you get to the saddle between Turkey Rocks and Turkey Tail, turn left, and follow the trail to this area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turkey Perch:
Short and Sweet   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Honky Jam Ass Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   
Left Handed Jew   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bloody Englishman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Gobble Up   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reefer Madness   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Ragger Bagger   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Cold Turkey   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Steppenwolf   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Mark of Zorro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Stiff Little Fingers   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Liquid Acrobat   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, TR   
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Featured Route For Turkey Perch
Good ol' Steppenwolf.

Steppenwolf 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Perch
This is a very cool crack on the Turkey Perch just right of Gobbler. It goes straight up hand crack that widens to fist and a 6 foot wide section that is hard. Just above this wide pod is hands that gradually get smaller to steep, shallow corner with offsize fingers (crux) that dies out at a bulge. Make reachy move to big hold to "escape" this blank section and move up to perfect hands on a less steep slab to a large tree belay (100 feet I'd guess). This is very sustained the who...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Turkey Perch Slideshow Add Photo
Lamonte at Turkey Perch.
BETA PHOTO: Lamonte at Turkey Perch.
Anyone know this line?  We started in the cave, left of Moderate 2 climbing the right-facing corner.  Then we crossed Mod 2 onto the horizontal Crack (mentioned elsewhere as Circle Jerk).  Continued up to the second horizontal, then left to a layback crack.  Finished with an interesting transition from the layback to smearing.
Anyone know this line? We started in the cave, le...
The right side of Turkey Rock. Visible in the phot from left to right are: <br />Ragger Bagger 8+ - Disappearing behind the tree <br />Gobble Up 8 - The crack left of Luke <br />Steppenwolf 9 - The crack above Luke <br />Honky Jam Ass Crack 7 - The crack leading to the right side of the rounded block at the top center of the photo <br />Left Handed Jew 8 - The shallow left facing corner that passes behind the dead branch of the tree in the foreground <br />
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Turkey Rock. Visible in the phot...
Jerry showing us where to be during the summer's daily thunderstorm.
Jerry showing us where to be during the summer's d...
From left to right: <br />Reefer Madness 8 - Just visible through the right edge of the tree <br />Ragger Bagger 8+ - The shaded left-facing corner <br />Gobble Up 8 - The crack above the left edge of the round boulder in the foreground <br />Steppenwolf 9 - Upper part visible above the boulder
BETA PHOTO: From left to right: Reefer Madness 8 - Just visibl...
Shade tree.
Shade tree.
Cracks at Turkey Perch.
Cracks at Turkey Perch.
Most of the wall shows here.
Most of the wall shows here.

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By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Aug 24, 2008
Has anyone climbed the numerous cracks up-hill and right of LHJ? They seem short for the most part but also seem to have atleast a 15-30' section that looks really enjoyable. Does anyone know if they are worth your time and how hard they are?
By clymbrchk
Oct 10, 2010
Not sure if this belongs in the forum or in the route-beta area. For me, it feels like a beta Q, but please let me know if this is better served in the other area, so that I post up questions in the right place next time.

Anyhow, we top-roped a slabby, water run-off looking thing this weekend between Reefer Madness and Ragger Bagger and are just wondering if anyone knew anything about the route.

Feel free to post here or email me if the route history isn't worth spraying about on the web.

By mydogseamus
5 days ago
FOUND: camming unit at top of Perch, 10/22. Contact to claim.
By Dr. Dre
From: Manitou Springs, CO
5 days ago
I think I may have left my Syncros climbing shoes at the base of Bloody Englishman at Turkey Perch today (10/25). If you find them and are up for returning them to me, please contact me. Thanks.
Andre Fiedler
Manitou Springs