Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.011, -116.166 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 39,644 total · 283/month
Shared By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Turtle Rock circuit is extensive and home to over 50 quality problems ranging from V-easy to V11 with most being in the V5 and under range. There's something for everyone here with desperate slabs, steep edges, scary highballs and even some run and jump problems.

Some of the better problems here include Turtle Face, Left (V0), Classic Curl (V0+), Act of Contrition (V0+ R), Morning Glory (V1+), Turtle Face Center (V2), Block Party (V3), Digitalis Destructi (V4 R), So High (V5 R) and the sit to So High (V11).

Getting There

Park in the large lot outside the entrance to Real Hidden Valley or closer to Turtle Rock depending upon how crowded it is and then walk around the west end of Turtle Rock to reach the main area. Expect a level 5-10 minute walk from the car.

42 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Turtle Rock Circuit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 40
Northwest Arete
Boulder
V0- 4-
 32
Right Arete
Boulder
V0 4
 7
Placebo
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 9
Creeping Jew
Boulder
Hat
V1- 5-
 44
Turtle Face, Left
Boulder
V1- 5-
 15
Classic Curl
Boulder
V1 5
 47
Turnbuckle
Boulder
V1 5 R
 5
Act of Contrition
Boulder
V1 5
 25
Morning Glory
Boulder
V2- 5+
 7
Block Party
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
Turtle Face Center
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 6
Black Velvet
Boulder
V3 6A R
 10
Shipwreck
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Fist Full of Walnuts
Boulder
V5 6C R
 7
So High
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northwest Arete Wedge Boulder
 40
V-easy 3 Boulder
Right Arete Wedge Boulder
 32
V0- 4- Boulder
Placebo Wedge Boulder
 7
V0 4 Boulder
Creeping Jew Hat
 9
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Turtle Face, Left Wedge Boulder
 44
V1- 5- Boulder
Classic Curl Black Velvet Boulder
 15
V1- 5- Boulder
Turnbuckle Turnbuckle Rock
 47
V1 5 Boulder
Act of Contrition Broken Egg
 5
V1 5 R Boulder
Morning Glory Wave Boulder
 25
V1 5 Boulder
Block Party Shipwreck Boulder
 7
V2- 5+ Boulder
Turtle Face Center Wedge Boulder
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
Black Velvet Black Velvet Boulder
 6
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Shipwreck Shipwreck Boulder
 10
V3 6A R Boulder
Fist Full of Walnuts Shipwreck Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder
So High So High Boulder
 7
V5 6C R Boulder
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