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Steve's Wild Turkey Day

5.7, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 208 votes
FA: Luke Childers
Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > E Colfax
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details

Description

Located left of Wild Bore, we have a slabuless route that show cases two main crux sections! I'll just say there's one crux down low with another just past the mid-point before you pull onto a rest ledge before moving up to the chains! This is a super fun line, and it is great for new leaders as I put in a good deal of tightly spaced bolts through both crux sections! I love this slab and found it to be a worthwhile wall to climb on! I will add some beat photos and some climb pics when I get a chance! Fun line!

Location

The line is found on the East Colfax wall just left of the route Wild Bore! It's a slab route to not be missed. The approach is the same as for East Colfax. Park at the Primo Wall parking and head downstream to where the current Tyrol is set to access The Armory and all the walls located on the other side of the river. Once at the Tyrol (before crossing the creek), just look up and right and the slab will come into view. Enjoy cuz I did!

Protection

11 bolts plus chains.

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Brian cleaning this nice long 5.7 route with a variance of types of climbing - pretty fun for an easy day.
[Hide Photo] Brian cleaning this nice long 5.7 route with a variance of types of climbing - pretty fun for an easy day.
East Colfax routes.
[Hide Photo] East Colfax routes.
Looking down from the anchor.
[Hide Photo] Looking down from the anchor.
The route follows the rope.
[Hide Photo] The route follows the rope.

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Harry Dorcy
Denver, CO
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Great new route! Very funny, and better (imho) than Wild Bore. Apr 17, 2012
Crag Dweller
New York, NY
[Hide Comment] Luke ain't kidding. He really did invest some hardware in this route. I think 4' is the biggest fall you could possibly take on this thing. And, that's if you blow a clip with a handful of slack. Jun 29, 2012
ErikaNW
Golden, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Super fun route - also thought it was better than Wild Bore. I counted 10 bolts. Sep 6, 2012
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7
[Hide Comment] This is a fun route. I think it is the most difficult of the three 5.7s here. It is still 5.7 though. Aug 21, 2013
Jason Platt
Fort Collins, CO
 
[Hide Comment] This climb is actually really fun. It is rare that you find a sport route this long at this grade. Great for new leaders, since the bolts are so close together that it almost feels like you are in the gym. Only weird part is the large ledge after the first bolt. The climb doesn't really start until after the first bolt. May 20, 2014
MountainSean Foege
Indian Hills
  5.7 PG13
[Hide Comment] A great, solid, slabby climb perfect for new leaders. Apr 27, 2015
[Hide Comment] First route I ever sent on lead. Super fun and a couple of challenging moves for the beginner outdoor climber. Apr 30, 2015
Shepido
CO
 
[Hide Comment] Concur with the comment on the first bolt, the route starts in earnest at the 2nd bolt. Jun 7, 2015
[Hide Comment] First lead outdoors. Solid hands all the way up. One shaky move for the novice at about the 2nd to last bolt - a bit of a reach - but doable. Great climb! Apr 4, 2017
[Hide Comment] Ashley's first rappel!!! :D Apr 16, 2017
[Hide Comment] Perfect for a first lead. My 6 year old loved it on TR! Jun 16, 2017
[Hide Comment] Great route! It gets sun mid-morning so I'm glad I climbed it before the 10:30 sun crux hit. I agree it was more fun than Wild Boar. Sep 2, 2017
Tim Greenwood
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] Great slabby and long route. Good warm-up for the day. Sep 25, 2018