Type: Sport
FA: Mike Johnson? Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
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Shared By: Lauren D. Hollingsworth on Jul 26, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the only bolted climb on Turkey Perch.


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


5? bolts.


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
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
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
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
FA Mike Johnson, I'm pretty sure. Mar 1, 2009
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
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
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
NickinCO   colorado
Couldn't get more than one move past the first bolt. Very stiff for 11c like my book calls it! Mar 15, 2012
FA: Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
Two pieces of very small pro.
Steve Chaney was watching. Jun 17, 2016
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
Todd Ra
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
SMC hangers and suspect bolts keeps it interesting.... Sep 5, 2017