The Turkey's Crevasse
Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Mike Colacino, Doug Donato, Bill Duncan|
|Page Views:||276 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Mar 31, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
The ScoopThe route climbs through the massive chimney splitting the 2 towers that comprise Turkey Tower.
P1: Climb the first pitch of the South Face, 5.6, 50'. Belay at the anchors.
P2: Climb up and left into the Turkey's Crevasse. Tip toe carefully through the talus and scree in the chimney. Some of it looks ready to go. There is one move of 5.9 just as you are entering the chimney. 200', belay at the nice crack just below the large chockstone.
You may want to move the belay on top of the chockstone for the next pitch. If you have 70m ropes, you can reach this point at the end of pitch 2.
P3: Climb up the very nice jam crack with some good stemming to the summit. 5.9+, 60'
Rap the Swiss Gentleman route off the NE side of the tower. Recommend using the 1st set of anchors you see on the 1st rap, as the next set is a hanging station. New webbing on 1st rap station as of March 2015. 2nd one starting to look a little bleached.
LocationClimbs the obvious chasm between the towers from the south -left of the South Face.
Fun fact: cell phones don't work at the base of the tower, but do on the summit!