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
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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 PG13
 6
The Counselor
Boulder
V2 5+
 22
Yellow Jacket
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 11
A Brief History
Boulder
V3 6A
 48
Bird Hole Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Pocket Pool
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
There's a Lesson Here
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Abraham Lives
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Fade Away
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
The Exfoliater (aka Monkey Hang)
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 12
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
The Fin (Stand)
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Beckoning The Call
Boulder
V11 8A
 5
The Fin (Sit)
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Coyote's Tooth
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Counselor Bouldering > W Block
 6
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Yellow Jacket Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 22
V2 5+ Boulder
A Brief History Bouldering > W Block
 11
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Bird Hole Right Bouldering > Big E Block
 48
V3 6A Boulder
Pocket Pool Bouldering > Rdside Boulder
 27
V3 6A Boulder
There's a Lesson Here Bouldering > Bear Boulder
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Abraham Lives Bouldering > Unnamed Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Fade Away Bouldering > W Block
 8
V4 6B Boulder
The Exfoliater (aka Monkey… Bouldering > W Block
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum) Bouldering > W Block
 12
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Fin (Stand) Bouldering > Big E Block
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
Beckoning The Call Bouldering > W Block
 6
V8 7B Boulder
The Fin (Sit) Bouldering > Big E Block
 5
V11 8A Boulder
Coyote's Tooth Cliffs
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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