Turtle Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.15, -113.612 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||richard magill on Apr 5, 2006 · Updates|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
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 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.
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.
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
Days w Precip