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The Turtle Rock circuit is extensive and home to over 50 quality problems ranging from V-easy to V11 with most being in the V5 and under range. There's something for everyone here with desperate slabs, steep edges, scary highballs and even some run and jump problems.

Some of the better problems here include Turtle Face, Left (V0), Classic Curl (V0+), Act of Contrition (V0+ R), Morning Glory (V1+), Turtle Face Center (V2), Block Party (V3), Digitalis Destructi (V4 R), So High (V5 R) and the sit to So High (V11).

Getting There 

Park in the large lot outside the entrance to Real Hidden Valley or closer to Turtle Rock depending upon how crowded it is and then walk around the west end of Turtle Rock to reach the main area. Expect a level 5-10 minute walk from the car.

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Turtle Rock Circuit:
Northwest Arete   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   Wedge Boulder
Right Arete   V0- 4-     Boulder, 18'   Wedge Boulder
Placebo   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Wedge Boulder
Turtle Face, Left   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Wedge Boulder
Classic Curl   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 20'   Black Velvet Boulder
Morning Glory   V1 5     Boulder, 20'    Wave Boulder
Turnbuckle   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Turnbuckle Rock
Turtle Face Center   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Wedge Boulder
Block Party   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   Shipwreck Boulder
Fist Full of Walnuts   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Shipwreck Boulder
Shipwreck   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   Shipwreck Boulder
Black Velvet   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Black Velvet Boulder
So High   V5 6C R     Boulder, 40'   So High Boulder
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Black Velvet V3 6A  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Black Velvet Boulder
Starts from the left via a mantle (harder) or from edges slightly right and then climbs the high-angled slab with thin, delicate and balancy moves off the deck. It's possible to use the arete on the right making this slightly easier but the pure line is straight up the slab. The easiest descent is to downclimb the southwest arete and then step off (or jump) onto the flat boulder adjacent to this boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Bill Price bouldering at Turtle Rock Boulders. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Bill Price bouldering at Turtle Rock Boulders.
Damon Corso getting So High (V5 R) above his spotters, Joshua Tree NP
Damon Corso getting So High (V5 R) above his spott...
Christina making the reach on Turnbuckle (V1), Joshua Tree NP
Christina making the reach on Turnbuckle (V1), Jos...
Turtle Rock. Joshua Tree, CA. March 2005.
Turtle Rock. Joshua Tree, CA. March 2005.
Great spotting skills on Shipwreck (V3 R)
Great spotting skills on Shipwreck (V3 R)
Tiki Man eyes Turtle Rock, JTNP.
Tiki Man eyes Turtle Rock, JTNP.
Turtle Rock Boulders. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Turtle Rock Boulders.
Photo by Blitzo.
So High (V5 R), Joshua Tree NP
So High (V5 R), Joshua Tree NP
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