Routes in Turtle Wall
|Actual Parchments, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Banana Dance S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Carapace S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Dancing Fox S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Director of Humor Affairs S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Endangered Species S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Farmers Dance S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Farmers Market S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Flying Dragon, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Gopherus Agassizi S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Knuckle Bones S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Lambada S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Largado S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Pinching Bird Shit S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Tortuga S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Trey Lizardos S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Turtle Soup S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Voodoo Economics S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Waltz, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
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DescriptionThis is a nice crag that is easily accessible to St. George but has a bit more of a outdoor feeling to it than the Chuckawalla 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.
See here for an oblique, aerial view.
Getting TherePark 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 Chuckawalla 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Turtle Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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