Turkey Tail Rock Climbing
I am just about to fall out of Turkeys Only.
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.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Turkey Tail
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turkey Tail:
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'
Sidewinder 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
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'
Captain Hook 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Johnny Lat 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Turkey Tail
Sidewinder 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: South Platte
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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
An unknown sport route in the corridor on the east...
The tail (photo taken with permission).
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jul 31, 2007
Does anyone have info on the fun bolted (4 bolts) route inside the corridor on the east side of the pillar containing Quivering Quill? It starts on a large chock near the south end of the face.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 28, 2008
To the Left of Turkey's Delight, there is an overhanging arete that has at least two chopped bolts at the start. Does anyone know what the story is on that route?