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Routes in Turkey Tail

Acoplopse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Brush Turkey S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Camera Obscura T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Captain Hook S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chop, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Consternation T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dark Meat T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Side of the Moon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Double Trouble T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drumstick Direct T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
East Side Story T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy Offwidth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Eclipse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
For Turkeys Only T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gobble This T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
I Turkey/ Resurrection T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
In Search of Unicorns T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Inner Reaches T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jello Party T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Johnny Lat S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Left Side of the Key T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Live Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Make the Cut T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Piece of Cake T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Quiver and Quill T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rasmussen Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Roofus T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Second Helping T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Shoo Kitty T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shoobertapotamai Feathers T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sidewinder T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider Lady T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squeeze Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Termination T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turkey Turd T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Turkey in the Straw T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Turkey's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whimsical Dreams T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wild Turkey T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 8,478 ft
GPS: 39.115, -105.235 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Turkey Tail is a great crag with some terrific lines. The difficulty level is a bit stiffer than most of the crags in the Turkey Rocks complex, so the seeker of the lower end difficulty routes might consider other crags in the area. Some of the routes include overhanging sections, so power can be useful here. This crag is to the right of Turkey Rock & Turkey Perch. Perhaps, the area classic is Whimsical Dreams.

Getting There

Turkey Tail located down and right from Turkey Perch. Go to the saddle near Turkey Perch, hike down and right to the base of the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Turkey Tail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Turkey's Delight
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eclipse
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Double Trouble
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sidewinder
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rasmussen Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Quiver and Quill
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Drumstick Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Whimsical Dreams
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
In Search of Unicorns
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Turkey Turd
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gobble This
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch)
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
I Turkey/ Resurrection
Trad, Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Johnny Lat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Turkey's Delight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Hummingbird Way aka Snively… 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Eclipse 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Double Trouble 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sidewinder 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Rasmussen Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Quiver and Quill 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Drumstick Direct 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Whimsical Dreams 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
In Search of Unicorns 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Turkey Turd 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Gobble This 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
I Turkey/ Resurrection 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Johnny Lat 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
To the Left of Turkey's Delight, there is an overhanging arete that has at least two chopped bolts at the start. Does anyone know what the story is on that route? Jan 28, 2008
Doug Lintz
Kearney, NE
Doug Lintz   Kearney, NE
Does anyone have info on the fun bolted (4 bolts) route inside the corridor on the east side of the pillar containing Quivering Quill? It starts on a large chock near the south end of the face. Jul 31, 2007

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