Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m) Fixed Hardware (9)
FA: Wayne Crill, Kevin Gallagher, 2003
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Shared By: Wayne Crill on Jan 4, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Wild Turkey climbs up the face and overhanging arête to the right of Wingshot in the alcove area. The route is high quality, challenging climbing with modern quality bolted protection, and spectacular position above the creek. The route gets good sun all winter, though its frequently very windy. Scramble up to the alcove area from near the boulder traverse along the trail and to the base of Blues Power and Wingshot. Follow the break to the right below the blocky magenta band at the start of wing shot for about 40' to find a small, exposed ledge, the turkey perch, overlooking the creek.

From the turkey perch, it is best to reach up and clip the first bolt before begining the climbing proper. Climb onto the steep face moving up and left past a detached undercling flake (careful!) to a left leaning crack from which the second bolt can easily be clipped. Continue up to positive holds at a rock scar then up and right to a large flake in the broken band. Powerful and sustained climbing up the steep bulgy arête past 3 more bolts deposits you at a stance on the vertical face above the arête. Continue straight up the delicate face to a two-bolt ring anchor.

This route was "originally" established in the "head point" style, placing all traditional gear and clipping 20 yr old bolts in the upper section on lead. Three bolts were added to the begining of this climb and all of the old existing bolts replaced in September 2006. Unfortunately, the anchors are difficult to reach from the top of the climb so setting up a TR requires a short rappel from the summit to the anchors proper. Rossiter lists this route as Thunder Construction, a long abandoned project.

Protection

Gear: 9 quickdraws.

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