Turkey Tower Rock Climbing
|GPS:||38.79, -110.841 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Mar 31, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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Not Fluff and DrivelTurkey Tower is a 250' tower that has 2 summits with several routes located in a very picturesque setting north of Family Butte. The summits are separated by more than 20 feet, and so each has its own descent route. Phrases like "left tower" or "right tower" apply when viewed from the south. It is very likely that you will be the only people in the area, even with the popularity of the Swell with off road enthusiasts. We saw only 1 group pass the tower in 2 days during late March.
Eric Bjornstad's 1997 edition of Desert Rock contains some information about this tower, but after climbing there it's clear that some of the information is incorrect or sketchy. The routes listed are Mr. Tambourine Man, Swiss Gentleman, and South Face. I've added these routes here, but with edits to correct inaccuracies based upon onsite observations and my best guess about the intended information. My comments are enclosed in brackets.
Where is it?Follow directions to Family Butte, but continue north on EM1024 to the tower. There is a very nice camping area just below and to the west of the tower, complete with a rim view of upper Red's Canyon and vistas all the way to Tomsich Butte.
Here's a map of the area. It's also marked on the Google version.
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