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Routes in Turtle Rock: A Crag for Kids

Allen's Arete Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bob's Cat T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cold North Shell T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cracked Shell T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Donovan's Dihedral T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fiona's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Heads or Tails? T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
O'Neall Overhang T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Turtle Eye-Grr T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown Two Pin Route T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Water Groove T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Donovan S. Allen
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Shared By: Scott S. Allen on Jun 7, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


This was the first route done on the crag and remains a favorite way to introduce newcomers to Turtle Rock.

Start in the short, steep, little, left-facing dihedral that sits 12 feet directly below a small tree. Climb a 5.7 shallow crack up to the tree and sling it for pro. Tip toe up and LEFT, out the slab to a bolt. Trend left into a crack and climb it to its top. Continue up until you reach 1 bolt anchor next to a nice crack for a hex. Belay.

Continue up the mountaineering second pitch or carefully walk off to the RIGHT/south and down to the base.


Rack of tricams, rack of wires, 1 bolt, and a 1 anchor bolt at the top belay.


Nederland, CO
SavageMarmot   Nederland, CO
Scott S. Allen  
Yes, this shows the start of Fiona's Route.
At the tree, tip toe left to the bolt and continue trending left to the main crack that splits the slab. Jun 25, 2013

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