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Turkey Tail is a great crag with some terrific lines. The difficulty level is a bit stiffer than most of the crags in the Turkey Rocks complex, so the seeker of the lower end difficulty routes might consider other crags in the area. Some of the routes include overhanging sections, so power can be useful here. This crag is to the right of Turkey Rock & Turkey Perch. Perhaps, the area classic is Whimsical Dreams.
Turkey Tail located down and right from Turkey Perch. Go to the saddle near Turkey Perch, hike down and right to the base of the crag.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turkey Tail:
Turkey's Delight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches
Left Side of the Key 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Inner Reaches 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Termination 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Eclipse 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Sidewinder 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
Rasmussen Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Quiver and Quill 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Drumstick Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches
In Search of Unicorns 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Whimsical Dreams 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Piece of Cake 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch
Turkey Turd 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Gobble This 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Captain Hook 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
I Turkey/ Resurrection 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Johnny Lat 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Sidewinder 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO : South Platte : ... : Turkey Tail
I almost forgot how sweet offwidths are. This gorgeous route begins as a left-facing dihedral not too far to the right of Drumstick Direct on the Turkey Tail. Without a doubt, this route gets 3 stars and has nearly everything you would want in a fatty. Hubbel's book does this route a disservice by only giving this route 2 stars. It seems that there is some sort of unfounded prejudice against cracks wider than 3' - yet another debasing of a noble form of climbing. If you liked [[...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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