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The Tortuga Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Murf on Sep 19, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Tortuga-West side. Photo by Blitzo.


One of the larger island jumbles in the Galapagos, The Tortuga is distingushed by a large offwidth crack with two bolts on a clean SW face. To the right of this is Tortuga.

Getting There 

From the Ryan Campground, bear right ( SE ) after clearing the notch. Follow a use trail to the formations. The first formation you will most likely come across is the west side Boredome Rock. Round that and you will approach the Tortuga and the Iguana from the west.

Climbing Season

For the Geology Tour Road area.

Weather station 12.7 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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