Avg: 3.6 from 47 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Earl Wiggins?, 1970s|
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|Shared By:||pete cogan on Jul 6, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
On the seldom climbed north face of Turkey Rock -- visible from the parking lot -- is a pink crack bisecting the rock, perhaps 50 feet long. On a hot sunny summer day, this shaded route is an excellent destination.
Locate the highest tree on the North side. Above it is the crack -- you can't miss it. Belay at this tree, getting there via a gully to the left of the tree.
P1. Head 3 feet left of the tree into a low angle #3 crack which leads to a thin crack in a right-facing dihedral, 5.9 (alternate: go right of the tree into an obvious dihedral), 80 feet.
P2. Climb up the stunning crack, 10d, which takes good gear, to a ledge with slings.
You can rap with 2 ropes, or continue up Wild Fire, 5.9, a worthy and well-protected pitch that brings you to the summit. For Wild Fire, head right around the corner and arrive at an alcove. Ascend the broken crack until the ledge. The crux felt harder than 5.9. Then move left, thru a slot to the top, 100 feet.
Walk off left.