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Turtle Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kevin W. Corcoran on Oct 20, 2008
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Turtle Rock w/ some winter snow.



Turtle rock is a free-standing block/cliff-band that is one of the first areas you will come to if hiking uphill from the lower parking. The routes on the right side get afternoon sun, but the base is typically shaded for most of the day due to the significant tree cover. Most of the rock on this formation is of very high quality, with only ocassional moss and choss. The routes are all bolt-protected, save for one 5.8 crack climb, and the climbs are right next to each other, with many link-ups and variations. Climbs vary from 5.8 to 5.11.

Getting There 

The approach takes approximately 45 minutes, and is long but not particularly steep. There has been very good trail work all the way up the hill and the trail is nice and flat the whole way up.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rock:
Paradigm Shift   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Turtle Rock

Scary Turtles 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  OR : Southwest Oregon : ... : Turtle Rock
A long pitch on solid rock. Starts off with big moves on jugs to a ledge. The crux is at the top and involves a continuous lieback up a crack. There are two or three options to finish, which seem to increase in difficulty from left to right....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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