Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Turtle Rocks

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
40oz of Freedom T 
5.11c S 
Cherry T 
Cisco Kid T,S 
Double Scooter S 
Dr. Who T 
Knobs S 
Knobs Up S 
Lemonis Lament T 
Robbin' the Hood TR 
Saw Blade S 
Scalsamine S 
Shoulder Season S 
Slot, The T 
Smack and Spray S 
Uncle Kurt's Disco T 
You Call Yourself a Thief? T,S 
Unsorted Routes:

Turtle Rocks Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 38.88191, -106.14755 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 10,925
Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robby Cribbs on Mar 18, 2007


67° | 36°

63° | 33°

59° | 35°

58° | 35°

63° | 38°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The Corridor, aka the gully next to Wallstreet. Go...


One of Buena Vista's largest Crags. Holds more than 20 climbs including sport, mixed and trad routes.

Getting There 

From Buena Vista, take CR 371. Take a [right] on CR 375. At the top of the switch backs there is a parking area on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rocks:
You Call Yourself a Thief?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Knobs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Cisco Kid   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
40oz of Freedom   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Knobs Up   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Saw Blade   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Turtle Rocks

Featured Route For Turtle Rocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Unloved starts below the first roof, heads left br...

Unloved C2  CO : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks
Unloved starts at a brief overhanging section, then travels through a 30' dihedral followed by three bolts through then a very steep final section. The entire route overhangs by at least 15'.Free attempts have been made with a suggested minimum grade of .12a. The project is open....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Turtle Rocks Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Turtle looking West
Turtle looking West
Rock Climbing Photo: A bolted, overhanging crack [named Johnson] in The...
BETA PHOTO: A bolted, overhanging crack [named Johnson] in The...
Rock Climbing Photo: Turtle Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Turtle Rock.

Comments on Turtle Rocks Add Comment
Show which comments
By Doug Ranck
Aug 9, 2007
Turtle Rock climbs are a few that are listed here. The guide book refers to this area as Turtle Rock. There are a lot of great climbs here.
By Hallie
May 26, 2008
Quick comment on "getting there" - from Buena Vista, head north on 371 and then turn right (east) onto 375, not left.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008
There's plenty of free camping here (even a port-a-john) but this area appears to the local hangout for parties. Be prepared for loud music and random screaming all night.
By Bryson F
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 4, 2015
38.88191, -106.14755.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!