Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Dennis Jackson
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Shared By: Julian Smith on Sep 4, 2005 with updates from George Perkins
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Inner Reaches climbs a wonderful, right-leaning crack system with a surprise hand crack hidden inside. It is located more on the eastern end of the north side of the Turkey Tail and feels much more user friendly than some other routes of a similar grade at the Turkey Rock area. Being one of the more obvious and aesthetic routes on the north side of the Tail, it is relatively easy to find. As of this writing, there was also a large cairn of rocks at its base. It also has what is probably one of the best belay spots on the north side as well.

At the top of the crack, make a wonderful mantel, and then step right to clip some fixed slings. We climbed the route using a 70 meter rope, but I think you could lower off from a 60 meter rope as well. Enjoy. This is one of the nicest (though shorter) routes of this grade at Turkey Rock.

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Standard Turkey Rock rack.

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Sarah Meiser
Boulder, CO
 
Sarah Meiser   Boulder, CO
 
A 60m rope works but just barely. Be careful and make sure you belay from the little nook ABOVE the trail, not the trail itself. We had just a few inches to spare when the climber stood on top of the boulder at the start of the route.

About halfway up there is cool hand jamming through a roof to gain the actual crack. Didn't seem easy for a Turkey Rock 5.8, right on par I thought. Sep 23, 2013
Anfarwal Vr
Denver, CO
Anfarwal Vr   Denver, CO
Just did this today. Used the Haas guidebook, which states that there is a webbing anchor, but unfortunately the anchor had gotten sucked into the horizontal crack (with the rappel anchor) and was unreachable. We wound up doing a sketchy traverse to the webbing anchor over Eclipse (although in a strange location). If it had an anchor, it would be a great route! Sep 11, 2016