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Elevation: 3,089 ft 942 m
GPS: 37.1498, -113.61204
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Shared By: richard magill on Apr 5, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
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Description Suggest change

This is a nice crag that is easily accessible to St. George but has a bit more of a outdoor feeling to it than the Chuckwalla Wall.

The stone here is very similar to the Chuckwalla Wall - steep in many places with big pockets. A bit soft and sandy, but overall not too chossy and fun to climb on. All bolted and generally well-bolted.

Turtle has some steeper stone than Chuckwalla and a natural arch/cave with some really steep routes like Banana Dance (11+). There are routes here from 5.8 to 5.13.

Faces east so it gets morning sun and afternoon shade.

The sandstone here is easily damaged when wet. Please allow at least 24-48 hours before climbing after any precipitation. If the ground is at all damp, please do not climb on any local sandstone. Consider nearby options on basalt, limestone, granite, or plastic instead.

See here;cp=q5rfjb5hz2x5&lvl=19.42&dir=269.98&sty=b&where1=St%20George%2C%20UT&form=LMLTCC for an oblique, aerial view.

Getting There Suggest change

Park at the Chuckwalla parking lot (about a mile north of St. George on Hwy 18). The parking lot is well-signed and hard to miss.

Then walk past Chuckwalla Wall and follow the well-signed trail about a mile into the desert. You will see Turtle Wall on your left as you walk north.

Don't follow the first sign that says "Turtle Wall" and heads off left. Continue straight until a sign that states "Climbing Access" and then head left across the wash.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Turtle Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 214
Voodoo Economics
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 135
Endangered Species
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 308
Director of Humor Affairs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 127
Lambada
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 147
Farmers Market
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 137
Pinching Bird Shit
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 68
Trey Lizardos
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 249
Banana Dance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 148
Tortuga
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Largado
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 102
Dancing Fox
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 22
Farmers Dance
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 34
The Waltz
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 32
The Actual Parchments
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
The Flying Dragon
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Voodoo Economics
 214
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Endangered Species
 135
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Director of Humor Affairs
 308
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lambada
 127
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Farmers Market
 147
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pinching Bird Shit
 137
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Trey Lizardos
 68
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Banana Dance
 249
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Tortuga
 148
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Largado
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dancing Fox
 102
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Farmers Dance
 22
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Waltz
 34
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Actual Parchments
 32
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Flying Dragon
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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