Type: Trad
FA: Dennis Jackson
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Shared By: Joe Keyser on Dec 31, 2000 with improvements by George Perkins
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: NOTE: Access only from Turkey Rocks Trailhead. Details


Turkey Perch has a lot of nice one pitch climbs that can be either led, or TR'd. One example is Reefer Madness, a nice crack going up the middle, right behind a tree. I guess you could TR this, and the ones right next to it, but the climbs on the right or left of the wall are better for that. This one takes a nice crack that curves left at the top, and climbs a slab up to the overhang/block. Traverse around to an easy scramble to a tree anchor at the top.


Rack up to #4 Camalot.


I thought this climb was at least a two star. A great finish to this climb instead of the easy scramble is to climb directly through the overhand into the horizontal cracks above known as The Mark of Zorro (5.9). Aug 13, 2001
This is one of my favorite climbs on the perch. The double parallel crack at the start is excellent and I love the way the crack moves to the left and peters out towards the top which forces you to do some face/slab moves to the crack under the roof. I recommend saving a few small cams for the end of the crack. (Blue or Green Alien) Sep 7, 2001
Darrin Stein
Vancouver, WA
Darrin Stein   Vancouver, WA
A great climb. Comfortable all the...way....uh...OH!!! there goes the crack. Nice friction climbing at the end and an exposed little step left. Dec 5, 2001
Joe Keyser
Scottsdale, AZ
Joe Keyser   Scottsdale, AZ
Yah, not sure why I gave it only one star? This was one of the first routes I put up on the site... But, all things considered, I'd agree that it is at least a 2 star line, if not for just the name alone..;_ Great jamming, fun move at the end... However, there is no shortage of good lines in this area! Apr 4, 2002
Jerry Cagle
Tucson, AZ
Jerry Cagle   Tucson, AZ
This route is VERY GOOD... I don't understand the low quality rating. Jul 4, 2006
Andrew Ingraham
Andrew Ingraham   Conifer
Yes, this climb was indeed some VERY nice climbing. Crux was the transition onto the face up top. Apr 2, 2007
Charles Danforth
L'ville, CO
Charles Danforth   L'ville, CO
Agreed, excellent line. The upper half is really fun (even the slab-moves). 3 stars from me. Apr 23, 2007
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
I loved this climb. The wider crack near the bottom was the technical crux for me, but I loved the top where the crack curved left. I ended up doing the left curve essentially as a layback, then had to follow with an exposed slab step to top out when the crack disappeared. Good stuff! Sep 18, 2010
Left #4 back in the car - found it wasn't needed on this climb. Sep 29, 2011
Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
A lot easier then Gobble Up at 5.8. The finish was the best part! As mentioned, a 4 isn't completely necessary but can be used. Nov 18, 2013