Elevation: 6,986 ft
GPS: 37.334, -107.882 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: e Dixon on Jun 5, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This area is most popular for the bouldering. It is close to town and right off the road. There are boulders scattered all over with problems of varying difficulties. For these reasons the Bouldering area is quite popular and often crowded. In contrast, the Turtle Lake Cliffs seem to be seldom visited. They are located right above the Bouldering area and contain a selection of routes from face to crack, and bolted to gear.

Getting There

From Durango, drive west on 25th Street (Junction Creek Road). When the road forks go right (CR 205), pass Chapman Lake on the right side of road and park in a pullout when the Bouldering area is visable. Park in the same place to approach the Cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Turtle Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 R
 5
Gray Beard
Boulder
V0 4 PG13
 14
Angler
Boulder
V0 4 PG13
 8
The Counselor
Boulder
V1+ 5
 20
My 2 Cents
Boulder
V2 5+
 31
Yellow Jacket
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 3
Scooped Again
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 17
A Brief History
Boulder
V3 6A
 63
Bird Hole Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 39
Pocket Pool
Boulder
V3 6A
 15
Broadway Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Flexural Strength
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 15
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 12
The Fin (Stand)
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Beckoning The Call
Boulder
V11 8A
 6
The Fin (Sit)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gray Beard Bouldering > W Block
 5
V0 4 R Boulder
Angler Bouldering > W Block
 14
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
The Counselor Bouldering > W Block
 8
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
My 2 Cents Bouldering > Penny Boulder
 20
V1+ 5 Boulder
Yellow Jacket Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 31
V2 5+ Boulder
Scooped Again Bouldering > W Block
 3
V2+ 5+ Boulder
A Brief History Bouldering > W Block
 17
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Bird Hole Right Bouldering > Big E Block
 63
V3 6A Boulder
Pocket Pool Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 39
V3 6A Boulder
Broadway Traverse Bouldering > Diamond Block
 15
V3 6A Boulder
Flexural Strength Bouldering > Tepee Boulder
 6
V5 6C Boulder
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum) Bouldering > W Block
 15
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Fin (Stand) Bouldering > Big E Block
 12
V7 7A+ Boulder
Beckoning The Call Bouldering > W Block
 6
V8 7B Boulder
The Fin (Sit) Bouldering > Big E Block
 6
V11 8A Boulder
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