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Routes in Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area

Angel Fire V6 7A
BRIC Fund V2- 5+
Basis Points V5 6C
Birthday Sex V3-4 6A+
Capital Income Builder V2- 5+
Goonies V3 6A
Instant Karma V5 6C
Jailhouse Booty V4 6B
James Bond V2 5+
Options Trader V2+ 5+
Vaguely Dog-like Creature V4-5 6B+
Watering Hole V0 4
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This is a small canyon with high quality granite bouldering problems on good rock. It is possibly the best bouldering area in the valley.

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Park on the east side of Turtle Rocks. They are to the south of the Turtle.

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Bryson F
Westminster, CO
Bryson F   Westminster, CO
38.8812, -106.14749. Feb 4, 2015
Turtle Rock has several boulders strewn around the base on the south-east, east and north-east of the rock. They are good but watch for broken glass in the area. The first gully south is called American Gully with lots of lines to choose from. The next is called Wall Street Gully with a few more problems. Next is the Sunshine Wall, so named because it faces south and is great to boulder on in the winter, this has at least 8 lines to choose from though some are high. The next big blob of rock is South Turtle Rock with several on the south-west side.
Come on out and play, there are so many to choose from you may want to stay several days, bring spare skin for your fingers. Aug 9, 2007
Stephen Nance
Boulder, CO
Stephen Nance   Boulder, CO
Well, if they feel easier, feel free to downgrade the problems. I know Instant Karma I did while we were both very tired. Just let me know what you think the grades were. And yeah, I saw a pic of that problem, looked nice! Was it new beta that got you to the top of Instant Karma? Mar 20, 2007
Robby Cribbs
Boulder, CO
Robby Cribbs   Boulder, CO
Yeah, I sent Instant Karma and Goonies. I figured out the moves on Angel Fire, but got shut down trying to put it together. I'll go back and get it tomorrow. Did you see the other one we completely missed! It's a very unique problem. Mar 19, 2007
Stephen Nance
Boulder, CO
Stephen Nance   Boulder, CO
Robby- Did u get any of those problems?? I saw the new pics! Call me lemme know! Mar 19, 2007
Stephen Nance
Boulder, CO
Stephen Nance   Boulder, CO
GREAT AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mar 19, 2007
Robby Cribbs
Boulder, CO
Robby Cribbs   Boulder, CO
Incredible area! If you're looking for a new place to boulder in Buena Vista, this is the place. It also has 3 or 4 possibilities of first ascents. Even an arete that could be in excess of V8. Make sure to bring a pad, for the landings can be pretty bad. Mar 18, 2007

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