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Elevation: 6,986 ft 2,129 m
GPS: 37.33368, -107.88248
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Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

The Turtle Lake area is host to a variety of climbing from bouldering to sport to trad. The rock is all sandstone of varying quality. It is most commonly known for its convenient Bouldering, as it is close to town and right off the road. There are problems of varying difficulties and styles and this is a nice spot for climbers of all abilities. In contrast, the Turtle Lake Cliffs, are far less traveled. They are located right above the boulders and contain a selection of routes from face to crack, and bolted to gear.

Getting There Suggest change

From Durango, drive west on 25th Street (Junction Creek Road) for about 3 miles. When the road comes to a 3-way stop, go right (CR 205) and continue for just over a mile and park at a series of pullouts on the right (south) side of the road near the Roadside Boulder.

76 Total Climbs

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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 PG13
 16
Angler
Boulder
V0 4 R
 7
Gray Beard
Boulder
V1+ 5
 28
My 2 Cents
Boulder
V2 5+
 35
Yellow Jacket
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 18
A Brief History
Boulder
V3 6A
 68
Bird Hole Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 46
Pocket Pool
Boulder
V3 6A
 19
Broadway Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 18
There's a Lesson Here
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Fade Away
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
Flexural Strength
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 23
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
The Fin (Stand)
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Beckoning The Call
Boulder
V11 8A
 7
The Fin (Sit)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Angler Bouldering > W Block
 16
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Gray Beard Bouldering > W Block
 7
V0 4 R Boulder
My 2 Cents Bouldering > Penny Boulder
 28
V1+ 5 Boulder
Yellow Jacket Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 35
V2 5+ Boulder
A Brief History Bouldering > W Block
 18
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Bird Hole Right Bouldering > Big E Block
 68
V3 6A Boulder
Pocket Pool Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 46
V3 6A Boulder
Broadway Traverse Bouldering > Diamond Block
 19
V3 6A Boulder
There's a Lesson Here Bouldering > Bear Boulder
 18
V4 6B Boulder
Fade Away Bouldering > W Block
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Flexural Strength Bouldering > Tepee Boulder
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum) Bouldering > W Block
 23
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Fin (Stand) Bouldering > Big E Block
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
Beckoning The Call Bouldering > W Block
 10
V8 7B Boulder
The Fin (Sit) Bouldering > Big E Block
 7
V11 8A Boulder
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