Elevation: 8,245 ft
GPS: 39.11904, -105.23958
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006 · Updates
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+
 39
Short and Sweet
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 440
Honky Jam Ass Crack
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 537
Left Handed Jew
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offw…
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 368
Reefer Madness
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 320
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
 267
Ragger Bagger
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 172
Bloody Englishman
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Alligator Skin (aka Cold Turkey)
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Turkey Sandwich
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 342
Steppenwolf
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Mark of Zorro
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 56
Liquid Acrobat
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
Stiff, Little Fingers
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Short and Sweet
 39
V2 5+ Boulder
Honky Jam Ass Crack
 440
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Left Handed Jew
 537
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch…
 24
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Reefer Madness
 368
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gobble Up
 320
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
 267
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bloody Englishman
 172
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Alligator Skin (aka Cold Tu…
 33
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Turkey Sandwich
 9
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Steppenwolf
 342
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mark of Zorro
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Liquid Acrobat
 56
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, TR
Stiff, Little Fingers
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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