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Turtle Back Rock

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Turtle Back Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.932, -108.4895 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Turtle Back Rock's north and east faces.


In terms of quality, movement, and landings, Turtle Back Rock is a mixed bag. The east-facing overhang is its greatest asset, and it provides good movement and quality shade during the warmer months.

Getting There 

Park at the Four Blocks area on the west side of CO Highway 141. From there, head southwest for about five minutes to an obvious cluster of boulders. Reference the page map for clarification.

Climbing Season

For the Nine Mile Hill area.

Weather station 13.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting out the Booby Blues problem.

Booby Blues V4 6B  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Turtle Back Rock
Booby Blues climbs a highly featured overhang on mediocre rock. Despite the rock quality, the movement is pretty fun.Sit start with a left hand hueco and right hand crimp. From there, work up to a jug and crimp that access the lip. At that point, gain a decent sidepull, throw a high heel, and top it out using the bumps.The crux likely involves the moves associated with the lip or the top out. The lip can be negotiated by using it as a right hand pinch, and the top out is made possible by thr...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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