Turtle Rock - South Face Rock Climbing
Jeff Gicklhorn leading Satanic Mechanic.
This part of Turtle Rock encompasses the south end of the formation and includes the sheltered and steep corridor of Turtle Rock. In this corridor, some prized but hard Joshua Tree sport climbs can be found, ranging from 12a to 14a
To reach the Southern Formation, walk around the far right side of the rock past the Pillars of Pain,
then turn left. For further access to the corridor veer slightly left through boulders to reach the base of the South face.
Weather station 10.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rock - South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rock - South Face:
Sexy Sadye 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Turtle Rock - South Face
Lieback and Lingerie 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Turtle Rock - South Face
This route starts just up and left of Sexy Sadye and follows a lieback/undercling flake past a couple bolts before joining Sexy Sadye at its final bolt. It's possible to place gear at maybe one or two spots on the flake, but it wouldn't actually make the climb better protected. Get ready to crank some tough moves while standing above the second bolt. The bolts are bomber and the fall from the crux is clean, making this seem a bit less serious than many other "R" routes in the park; how...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Desert Shield 5.13a