Elevation: 8,245 ft
GPS: 39.119, -105.24 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 79,607 total · 427/month
Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: NOTE: Access only from Turkey Rocks Trailhead. Details

Description

Note: The GPS coordinates for this location as shown on the map will take you to the trailhead not the location of the main crag. To access the main crag, utilize the Approach to Turkey Rocks.

With superb rock quality and interesting, varied, one pitch routes of moderate grades, it's easy to see why this area is so popular. It is also a popular top roping and warmup area.

Steppenwolf is the crag's classic offwidth with a hidden hold and an interesting crack to face climbing finish.

Getting There

Once you get to the saddle between Turkey Rocks and Turkey Tail, turn left, and follow the trail to this area.

For accurate directions to the approach to Turkey Rock, search for Turkey Rocks Trailhead. Do not park in or approach the crags from Turkey Rock Ranch Estates. There is no public parking and the locals do not take this well.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Turkey Perch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 36
Short and Sweet
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 407
Honky Jam Ass Crack
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 500
Left Handed Jew
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offw…
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 343
Reefer Madness
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 300
Gobble Up
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Lack Crack (originally entered a…
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 245
Ragger Bagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 162
Bloody Englishman
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Alligator Skin (aka Cold Turkey)
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Turkey Sandwich
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 319
Steppenwolf
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Mark of Zorro
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 55
Liquid Acrobat
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 34
Stiff, Little Fingers
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Short and Sweet
 36
V2 5+ Boulder
Honky Jam Ass Crack
 407
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Left Handed Jew
 500
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch…
 20
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Reefer Madness
 343
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gobble Up
 300
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lack Crack (originally ente…
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Ragger Bagger
 245
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bloody Englishman
 162
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Alligator Skin (aka Cold Tu…
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Turkey Sandwich
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Steppenwolf
 319
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mark of Zorro
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Liquid Acrobat
 55
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, TR
Stiff, Little Fingers
 34
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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