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Routes in Turkey Perch

Alligator Skin (aka Cold Turkey) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bloody Englishman T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easy Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gobble Up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gobbler's Cobbler, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Honky Jam Ass Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2) T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Handed Jew T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Liquid Acrobat T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Mark of Zorro T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moderate 2 (originally entered as Lack Crack) T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Moderate 1 T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Phist Full of Turkey TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Ragger Bagger T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reefer Madness T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Width T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Short and Sweet V2 5+
Steppenwolf T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stiff, Little Fingers S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Turkey Sandwich T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wide Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport
FA: Mike Johnson? Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
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Shared By: Lauren D. Hollingsworth on Jul 26, 2007
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Description

This is the only bolted climb on Turkey Perch.

Location

It is in the middle of the crag, just look for bolts. Per DavidHH: This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up.

Protection

5? bolts.

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Dirt Squirrel
Golden , co
5.12a/b PG13
Dirt Squirrel   Golden , co
5.12a/b PG13
SMC hangers and suspect bolts keeps it interesting.... Sep 5, 2017
Todd Ra
Golden
Todd Ra   Golden
There are five bolts on this thing. Small pieces for the seam and a few for the horizontal up high felt necessary to me. The fifth bolt on this needs some good lovin'... So much fun though! Cool temps are a must! Mar 19, 2017
Dirt Squirrel
Golden , co
5.12a/b PG13
Dirt Squirrel   Golden , co
5.12a/b PG13
Not quite sure why it gets 11d? It was way more tenuous than Liquid Acrobat, with real falls. There were definitely 5.12 moves on this thing. It's also way fun :)!! Nov 13, 2016
FA: Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
Two pieces of very small pro.
Steve Chaney was watching. Jun 17, 2016
NickinCO
colorado
5.12a
NickinCO   colorado
5.12a
Couldn't get more than one move past the first bolt. Very stiff for 11c like my book calls it! Mar 15, 2012
Andrew Caraballo
Milwaukie, OR
Andrew Caraballo   Milwaukie, OR
Fortunately easy climbing to the first bolt. Prepare for a ride, I'd give it 5.12a/b. Jul 7, 2010
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
You can get gear before the first bolt- a green Alien or a TCU or maybe a nut.
A #1 Camalot is nice for the horizontal crack up high.
Finishing directly over the last bolt without using the adjacent cracks seemed really difficult, maybe harder than the first crux (after bolt 1). Jun 8, 2009
DavidHH
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
FWIW, I was climbing here 3 weeks ago and the bolt was in the same place as it's been for the last 6 years I have been climbing at Turkey Perch. Apr 27, 2009
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
FA Mike Johnson, I'm pretty sure. Mar 1, 2009
Levi Rose
Arden, NC
Levi Rose   Arden, NC
I would agree that the route feels harder than Liquid Acrobat. I think over the years some of the feldspar crystals have become dislodged (perhaps between the 1st and 2nd bolt), making the moves on the route harder. Or maybe it was always that hard? Feb 26, 2009
DavidHH
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
Just a little constructive criticism, a bit more information would be helpful in the description. For example, listing how many bolts are on this climb would be helpful, (I believe 4?). This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up, yes it's the only bolted line but the first bolt is not obvious. Also, I can't even dog this one on TR so I'm assuming that 12a must be a pretty fair rating. Apr 8, 2008
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
 
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
 
Woooo! Maybe I just didn't bring my slab skills with me yesterday, but this felt awfully stiff for .11c/d! Terribly thin in sections, and definitely requires good slab skills. I would probably put this at .12a, it felt harder than Liquid Acrobat - at least that climb has holds. Anyways, may have just been a bad day for me, but I would say this is 12a. Aug 27, 2007