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Happy Turk Hoodoo Rock Climbing 

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Get happy on the Happy Turk. Photo; Todd Gordon

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


The Happy Turk Hoodoo is a crazy looking, 40-or-so-foot-high tower of Cutler sandstone. It is also called the Devil's Golfball, because the base of the tower looks like a red golf tee, while the capstone is a whitish orb looking somewhat like a golfball.

Getting There 

From the cattleguard, drive 5.7 miles (2.1 miles past the Ice Cream Parlor. Just off the road on your right will be the tower Pensive Putterman, composed of Cutler, and several hundred feet to the left will be the Happy Turk. Follow the maze of dirt roads to park at the base of the tower, or hoof it in for the 2 minute hike.

Climbing Season

For the Kane Springs Canyon area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Happy Turk Hoodoo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Happy Turk Hoodoo:
The Happy Turk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1     Aid   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting off the truck

The Happy Turk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Happy Turk Hoodoo
I'm not sure of the direction (ie east, south) the route faces, only that it faces away from the road. So when you see it from the road driving in, the route is on the backside. It gets morning sun, so you don't have to wait in the winter to get on it.The route is basically a bolt-ladder of six bolts, with a couple 5.8 moves required to reach the first bolt, and to move from the last bolt to the summit. It's very easy, and the bolts are solid. When we did it, we actually drove the truck righ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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