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Steve's Wild Turkey Day 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Luke Childers
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Apr 8, 2012

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Located left of Wild Bore, we have a slabuless route that show cases two main crux sections! I'll just say there's one crux down low with another just past the mid-point before you pull onto a rest ledge before moving up to the chains! This is a super fun line, and it is great for new leaders as I put in a good deal of tightly spaced bolts through both crux sections! I love this slab and found it to be a worthwhile wall to climb on! I will add some beat photos and some climb pics when I get a chance! Fun line!


The line is found on the East Colfax wall just left of the route Wild Bore! It's a slab route to not be missed. The approach is the same as for East Colfax. Park at the Primo Wall parking and head downstream to where the current Tyrol is set to access The Armory and all the walls located on the other side of the river. Once at the Tyrol (before crossing the creek), just look up and right and the slab will come into view. Enjoy cuz I did!


11 bolts plus chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: East Colfax routes.
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BETA PHOTO: The route follows the rope.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the anchor.

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By Harry Dorcy
From: Denver, CO
Apr 17, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great new route! Very funny, and better (imho) than Wild Bore.
By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Jun 29, 2012

Luke ain't kidding. He really did invest some hardware in this route. I think 4' is the biggest fall you could possibly take on this thing. And, that's if you blow a clip with a handful of slack.
By ErikaNW
From: Golden, CO
Sep 6, 2012

Super fun route - also thought it was better than Wild Bore. I counted 10 bolts.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Aug 21, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a fun route. I think it is the most difficult of the three 5.7s here. It is still 5.7 though.
By Jason Platt
May 20, 2014

This climb is actually really fun. It is rare that you find a sport route this long at this grade. Great for new leaders, since the bolts are so close together that it almost feels like you are in the gym. Only weird part is the large ledge after the first bolt. The climb doesn't really start until after the first bolt.
By MountainSean Foege
From: Indian Hills
Apr 27, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

A great, solid, slabby climb perfect for new leaders.
By Casey Ensz
Apr 30, 2015

First route I ever sent on lead. Super fun and a couple of challenging moves for the beginner outdoor climber.
By Shepido
From: CO
Jun 7, 2015

Concur with the comment on the first bolt, the route starts in earnest at the 2nd bolt.
By Rachel Disselkamp
Apr 4, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

First lead outdoors. Solid hands all the way up. One shaky move for the novice at about the 2nd to last bolt - a bit of a reach - but doable. Great climb!
By Shannon321 O'Neil
Apr 16, 2017

Ashley's first rappel!!! :D
By Tully Gibbons
Jun 16, 2017

Perfect for a first lead. My 6 year old loved it on TR!
By josephine sterr
Sep 2, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great route! It gets sun mid-morning so I'm glad I climbed it before the 10:30 sun crux hit. I agree it was more fun than Wild Boar.

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