The Turret is less of a spire and more of a wall crowned with a jumbled mess of small pinnacles. Although its summit is not the highest of the Little Slide Spires, the Turret is the tallest from bottom to top - offering the longest routes.
It was first climbed by Joe Kiskis in 1970 by a mostly 3rd-4th class route on it's south-west side. The only other route listed in Secor's High Sierra guide is the East Face (III, 5.9).
A short scramble up talus leads to the base of the formation.
Weather station 14.0 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For The Turret
East Face of the Turret 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California
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At 5.9, this is one of the most moderate routes in all of Little Slide Canyon. It is also probably the longest route on any of the spires. If 5.9 is near your limit, this will feel like more of a Grade IV than a Grade III. I think this route took us longer to climb and descend than the Red Dihedral on the Hulk. The upper half of the route has some less-than-obvious route finding and a bunch of ledges that will punish you with rope drag if you don't keep your pitches short. Still, this climb is a...[more] Browse More Classics in California