Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: david baker on Jan 31, 2006
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This is the dihedral directly south of As the Crow Flys. The climb is actually 5.6 except for the bouldery move getting into the dihedral. This is a good intro to crack climbing. The crack takes good gear the whole way and there are great feet on either side of the dihedral. Use Anchor and rap rings for As the Crow Flys. Step left to ledge at top of climb to reach bolts. There are several top rope problems that can be done on either side of Turkey Chute ranging from 5.6-5.9


.75-3 cams Bolt anchor and rap rings. There are two additional bolts directly on top of Turkey Chute with an easy walk off if you choose not to rap.


Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
This is a great climb - nothing like a low-angle dihedral with great gear! I second the opinion regarding the start. Jan 27, 2008
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
This was my 2nd trad lead route. For me the first section to get on the actual ledge is the crux. Placed a nut just on the right side of the rock before the ledge. Then once I made it up on the ledge it was fairly fun placing pro on the crack or either side of the wall. There's an anchor with quick links straight up above the route. Just keep going straight up and you will find it on top. Aug 12, 2011
One rap ring is missing, but you can easily rap from As The Crow Flies anchor/rap (down and left). Feb 23, 2012
El Cajon, Ca
Industrialwrench   El Cajon, Ca
Both rap rings are there, but it's a safe solo. The little boulder problem at the start is the crux, just finish it off as a highball. Oct 29, 2012
Andrew TST  
Great boulder problem start but not possible to protect you would get a nice double bonk if you fell. Both quicklinks are no longer there so if you don't want to walk down, down climb to the Crow and rap off. Sep 25, 2013
Lou Cerutti
Carlsbad, California
Lou Cerutti   Carlsbad, California
Put two new screw links and rap rings up on this route this past Saturday. Great beginner trad lead. Using a 0-00 TCU on the right as mentioned by Rocky protects the bouldery move onto to the ledge. Jun 16, 2014
I found this route to be fun, but with that said is was also quite dirty. A purple o metolus cam protects the start and the rest is just 5 fun. Here are some long arm pics of me solo leading this route.

Jul 28, 2015
Nice, fun climb, though a little dirty. It is located in a popular spot that can get rather crowded. In the past, climbers have had to keep on the lookout for bee swarms. Feb 27, 2016
Jer Om
San Diego, CA
Jer Om   San Diego, CA
Boulder problem to start off is much tougher than the rest of the route. Fun practice for placing passive Pro. You can do variations such as using no dihedral or practicing crack. Pretty popular so expect to see chalk on the good crack holds. Dec 6, 2016
Nathan Hui
San Diego, CA
Nathan Hui   San Diego, CA
There are now quick links and rap rings at the very top of the chimney section for Turkey Chute. Brand new, but must have been placed after April 2017. Jan 22, 2018
MariaZ Zimmerman
San Diego, CA
MariaZ Zimmerman   San Diego, CA
I protected the boulder problem with a bomber small nut to the right in the finger crack (where all the chalk is). Feb 12, 2018