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Turkish Bride 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 220', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Jake Dayley, Kole Decou
Season: North facing
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Submitted By: markguycan on Jan 25, 2008

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Turkish Delight, Sedona, AZ. Photo by D. Berry

just do it! 

Same start as the N face route for the first pitch(dirty). Then traverse left 5.8 (exposed!) Then splitter crack corner/flake 5.10 (steep!)to below a roof with OW through it. Traverse right below roof on nice edges (exposed!)to hand and fist crack (enduro fists!)5.10 then left past slab and short hand crack to summit!


doubles to #4, #3.5 useful

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Rock Climbing Photo: following on the second ascent on pitch 3.
following on the second ascent on pitch 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Turkish Bride Topo
BETA PHOTO: Turkish Bride Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: final pitch: enduro fists in a west facing corner.
BETA PHOTO: final pitch: enduro fists in a west facing corner.

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By Kole DeCou
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 22, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

This is an excellent and sustained all natural route. It was me and Jake's last route together in Sedona before I went to Turkey and got married and Jake moved out of town. The route climbs beautiful clean crack systems connected by airy traverses, with some grunting on the first pitch to warm you up.

I don't think the route is R-rated overall. There is a 5.6 R step across on the first pitch, and the limestone traverse is spooky but it's easy and I'm pretty sure it would protect if you took the time to find the gear.

From the summit you can now rap off with 1 rope down the Windows Route.
By Jake Dayley
Nov 12, 2008
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

Don't let the R rating given on this site scare you off. The only part that could be considered "R" is an unprotected 5.6 move at the beginning of the first pitch. The second pitch is spicy but it's 5.9 jugs so just punch it to the ledge. If you really wanted to protect it you could probably get some nuts in the limestone. We should have called the last pitch 10+. The moves up into the OW are sandbagged at 5.10 but they protect fine. This route is just as good if not better than The Window Route.
By Mike
From: Phoenix
Jun 30, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The first 2 pitches are so-so, but the last 2 pitches are superb.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Mar 21, 2013

Çok güzel!!
By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 21, 2013

Merhaba Afendi.
By Kole DeCou
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 28, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Bu rotaya Turk Gelini taktik cunku rotayi actiktan iki uc hafta sonra bir Turk kadinla evlendim. Guzel bir rota, guzel bir kadin icin. Belki bir gun kizimiz da tirmanacak onu, ama elleri cok kucuk 3.5 numarali bir catlak icin.

Niye 'R' taktilar yeni kitabinda acaba? Olsun. Bu rota 'Windows Route' gibi orozpu olmasin.
By Ryan Z
Aug 15, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R

This is great climb. Pitches 3 and 4 are spectacular! but P1 and P2 are character pitches so it doesn't get 4 stars. Very easy to link P3 & P4. Definitely not 10+ by Sedona standards, easier than coyote tower or windows route. I brought 2 #4's and it was plenty.
By Emily Reinsel
May 27, 2015

The traverse on pitch 1, although fairly easy, is insecure, unprotected and loose. A fall here would ruin your day, at best, but probably a lot more. Pitch 1 protects pretty well after the initial traverse, but has a lot of loose rock throughout. If you aren't comfortable with wide climbing, a 5 would help protect the end of the first pitch, but might also hinder the unavoidable groveling and thrutching up the flare. The traverse on pitch 2 across the limestone band is indeed spooky, and as far as we could tell, the only gear options are in suspect rock. Pitches 3 and 4 are fun climbing.
By Josh Tokioka
From: Cedar City, UT
Jul 6, 2015

Rock Quality Report:

Directly below the first set of anchors there is a large loose boulder that rocks around quite precariously. Furthermore, the entire 3 feet of dirt supporting it has deteriorated pretty extensively. of the climb. The rock quality deteriorated even more when our party got past it. I would be EXTREMELY CAREFUL at this point of the climb and conscientious of the danger.

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