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Turtle Rock: A Crag for Kids
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Allen's Arete Crack T 
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Cold North Shell T 
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Donovan's Dihedral T 
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Heads or Tails? T 
O'Neall Overhang T 
Turtle Eye-Grr T 
Unknown Two Pin Route T,TR 
Water Groove T 

Donovan's Dihedral 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Scott S. Allen, September 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Scott S. Allen on Jun 7, 2013

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  • Description 

    This is the dihedral on the far RIGHT side of Turtle Rock and makes for a great first short lead climb for kids.

    Start in a right-facing dihedral, then step left into a crack.

    Climb up to the bolt. Stay right and traverse around right side of the bulge.

    Find the good crack for belay anchors.


    It is on the far right side of the crag.

    Find a tree growing from the rock only 6 feet from the ground. The start begins about 6 feet RIGHT of Fiona's Route.


    Rack of wires, 1 bolt.

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    By Stephen Felker
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 19, 2015

    This is a good route for small kids (who are big enough for the approach). When setting an anchor, beware of fragile rock at the lip.

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