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Turkey Jerky

5.12c R, Trad, 65 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: M. Reeser
Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > W Ridge > W Ridge - part A - Ve…
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This route starts with the first two bolts of Wishbone. After the second bolt, trend up and left towards a series of overlaps. The first overlap will protect you if the RP at the second overlap rips. At the second overlap, clip a fixed RP, and make a big move to a good rail (crux). One more hard move and then you can look left for a jug and gear options. Keep climbing upwards, and after you plug your last piece of gear, stay on the face left of the Wishbone anchors. Climbing more to the right is possible, but the lichen will add to the excitement.

There is a lot of runout climbing, but there are a few spots for gear. It is easily toproped from the Wishbone anchors.


This is between Wild Turkey and Wishbone. Finish on the same anchors as for Wishbone.


RPs and small gear to 0.5.

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Matt Reeser fishing in small wires on his route Turkey Jerky.
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[Hide Comment] Excellent climbing. Too hard for me today but a great lead by dameeser! Oct 22, 2016
[Hide Comment] I climbed this again. I don't think it's as scary as I made it sound. I used 4 gear placements, and you can double up on 3 of them. Nov 9, 2016
[Hide Comment] Are y'all sponsored yet or what? Route looks real sick, vomit-like. Nov 10, 2016