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Routes in Turkey Tail

Acoplopse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Brush Turkey S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Camera Obscura T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Captain Hook S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chop, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Consternation T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dark Meat T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Side of the Moon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Double Trouble T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drumstick Direct T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
East Side Story T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy Offwidth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Eclipse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
For Turkeys Only T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gobble This T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hummingbird Way aka Snively's Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
I Turkey/ Resurrection T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
In Search of Unicorns T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Inner Reaches T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jello Party T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Johnny Lat S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Journey to Ixtlan (1st Pitch) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Left Side of the Key T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Live Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Make the Cut T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Piece of Cake T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Quiver and Quill T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rasmussen Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Roofus T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Second Helping T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Shoo Kitty T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shoobertapotamai Feathers T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sidewinder T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider Lady T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squeeze Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Termination T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turkey Turd T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Turkey in the Straw T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Turkey's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whimsical Dreams T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wild Turkey T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wudamudafuka (1st pitch) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Trad, 3 pitches
FA: Jim Dunn, Earl Wiggins (complete w/Ed Webster)
Page Views: 2,792 total, 27/month
Shared By: Bill Duncan on Jun 11, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route caught the eye of Jimmy Dunn in 1975. Some say it's one of the hardest offwidths out there. Comparable to some of the most difficult of Vedauwoo's and anything else in the Platte. Some would say the grade might be a sandbag.
Head up into the obvious overhanging roof, and start sorting it out. Rumor has it that there is a micro edge on the face that makes this possible. Stuff yourself in there and at the right moment, pivot out on to that edge and climb for all your worth.
Remember, the first rule of offwidth: don't offwidth.

Location

For Turkeys Only is the route to the left of the classic Drumstick Direct. Here's a link to the photo, it's the route immediately to the left of Pat:
mountainproject.com/v/color…

Protection

Bring all of your wide gear. A few smaller pieces might come in handy too. Don't forget the barf bag.

Photos

Jikimika Dinglehoffer
Lander, Wy
 
Jikimika Dinglehoffer   Lander, Wy
 
There is still a fixed piece of sawed-off pipe in the back of this thing. May 13, 2014
Allen Hill
FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Allen Hill   FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
I always thought Steve and Leonard did the first non Dunn ascent. Jun 12, 2009
I just talked to Jim Dunn about the FA of For Turkey's Only. Jim said he did the first ascent followed by Earl Wiggins; a couple days later he did it again and was followed by Bryan Becker; and just after that he led it again and Ed Webster followed it. He said each time though he had to pull each of the three climbers up the roof pitch! He also said each time he led the roof with only a #9 Hex placed endwise. The complete ascent of the route's 3 pitches to the top of the Tail was with Ed Webster. He placed a 1/4-inch bolt but couldn't free-climb the moves there that time, so Ed led past it using the bolt for aid. All that he says, "is the absolute truth." Jun 12, 2009
slim    
i think i remember pete gallagher saying something about inverted T-stacks. i know several people who have flashed/onsighted lucille and got destroyed by this thing. if i remember correctly matt lisenby onsighted it though. he's remotely tough though, so i don't think the route will get downgraded any time soon... Jun 12, 2009