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Basics of Plundering area, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Black Pearl, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Cross Block, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Early Manhood Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lost boulder of the Tortuga, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Schooner , The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Torsion Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Tortuga For The Kids 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tortuga South Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Widower Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 7,692 ft
GPS: 39.627, -105.359 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: half-pad-mini-jug on Jun 6, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

If ye be lookin' fer the meanest pirates this side of the island, then look no further. Tortuga be the port ye lookin' fer.... Okay, just trying to follow along with the theme of the area. Tortuga is located just north of Pirate's Cove, there is a large formation with boulders scattered around it. There are problems on the large formation as well as the surrounding boulders.

Getting There

Head to Pirate's Cove, then keep going for about 100-200 feet north and you will see it, you will probably see the Black Pearl first.

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This boulder has excellent holds. If you don't want to stay on an established route, one can be pieced together. Two pads are much better than one if you're trying to top out here...watch out for the guano. Jul 22, 2015
Bob Robinson
Lone Tree, Colorado
Bob Robinson   Lone Tree, Colorado
I agree, Ben. V1 from the jug sounds right. The sit start was a lot harder than I thought it would be, given the poor feet. It might even be V3... or maybe I just need to do more pull-ups.

I'll remember my camera next time I'm there and post a pic. Maybe the FA-er will recognize it. It was definitely worth doing, IMO. Jun 28, 2010
I've seen this boulder too, my friends and I also did the line you're talking about and another one on the adjacent face. I don't believe it's on MP, but to me it felt about V1, maybe a grade tougher from the low start. Not too bad, a little chossy though for sure. Maybe you should post it, Bob. Jun 25, 2010
Bob Robinson
Lone Tree, Colorado
Bob Robinson   Lone Tree, Colorado
Some friends and I climbed a line on a large boulder we found by hiking past the Lost Boulder and heading down and to the right (as opposed to up and left to get to The Pearl). Does anyone have any info on that boulder? I might be just crazy, but I can't find it anywhere on MP. The boulder was a bit dirty for feet, but there were good jugs and chalked-up start crimps, kind of a layback crack at the top.... It was just a little east of Shiver Me Timbers. Jun 25, 2010
Andy Librande
Denver, CO
Andy Librande   Denver, CO
As of Sunday July 17th, 2009 there is a black dog leash that is attached to a dead tree at the base of the Widower Wall near the Black Pearl. We left it since we figured that the owners would realize that they left it there and other foot-traffic seems to be very low in this area. Jul 21, 2009

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