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L to R R to L Alpha
Alligator Skin (aka Cold Turkey) T 
Bloody Englishman T 
Easy Chimney T 
Gobble Up T 
Gobbler's Cobbler, The T 
Honky Jam Ass Crack T 
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2) T,TR 
Left Handed Jew T,TR 
Liquid Acrobat T,TR 
Mark of Zorro T 
Moderate 2 (originally entered as Lack Crack) T,TR 
Moderate 1 T,TR 
Phist Full of Turkey TR 
Ragger Bagger T 
Reefer Madness T 
Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Width T 
Short and Sweet 
Steppenwolf T 
Stiff, Little Fingers S 
Turkey Sandwich T,TR 
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth T,TR 
Wide Chimney T 
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Stiff, Little Fingers 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Johnson? Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
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Submitted By: Lauren D. Hollingsworth on Jul 26, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Launching into the start of the climb. The crack o...


This is the only bolted climb on Turkey Perch.


It is in the middle of the crag, just look for bolts. Per DavidHH: This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up.


5? bolts.

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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Aug 27, 2007

Woooo! Maybe I just didn't bring my slab skills with me yesterday, but this felt awfully stiff for .11c/d! Terribly thin in sections, and definitely requires good slab skills. I would probably put this at .12a, it felt harder than Liquid Acrobat - at least that climb has holds. Anyways, may have just been a bad day for me, but I would say this is 12a.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Apr 8, 2008

Just a little constructive criticism, a bit more information would be helpful in the description. For example, listing how many bolts are on this climb would be helpful, (I believe 4?). This line is in between Steppenwolf and Gobble Up, yes it's the only bolted line but the first bolt is not obvious. Also, I can't even dog this one on TR so I'm assuming that 12a must be a pretty fair rating.
By Levi Rose
From: Arden, NC
Feb 26, 2009

I would agree that the route feels harder than Liquid Acrobat. I think over the years some of the feldspar crystals have become dislodged (perhaps between the 1st and 2nd bolt), making the moves on the route harder. Or maybe it was always that hard?
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Mar 1, 2009

FA Mike Johnson, I'm pretty sure.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Apr 27, 2009

FWIW, I was climbing here 3 weeks ago and the bolt was in the same place as it's been for the last 6 years I have been climbing at Turkey Perch.
By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Jun 8, 2009

You can get gear before the first bolt- a green Alien or a TCU or maybe a nut.
A #1 Camalot is nice for the horizontal crack up high.
Finishing directly over the last bolt without using the adjacent cracks seemed really difficult, maybe harder than the first crux (after bolt 1).
By Andrew Caraballo
From: Milwaukie, OR
Jul 7, 2010

Fortunately easy climbing to the first bolt. Prepare for a ride, I'd give it 5.12a/b.
By NickinCO
From: colorado
Mar 15, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Couldn't get more than one move past the first bolt. Very stiff for 11c like my book calls it!
By ghostbeard
Jun 17, 2016

FA: Spanky Spangler, Dennis Jackson, '76?
Two pieces of very small pro.
Steve Chaney was watching.
By Dirt Squirrel
From: Golden , co
Nov 13, 2016
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13

Not quite sure why it gets 11d? It was way more tenuous than Liquid Acrobat, with real falls. There were definitely 5.12 moves on this thing. It's also way fun :)!!
By Todd Ra
From: Golden
Mar 19, 2017

There are five bolts on this thing. Small pieces for the seam and a few for the horizontal up high felt necessary to me. The fifth bolt on this needs some good lovin'... So much fun though! Cool temps are a must!
By Dirt Squirrel
From: Golden , co
Sep 5, 2017
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13

SMC hangers and suspect bolts keeps it interesting....

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