REI Community
Turtle Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Paradigm Shift S 
Scary Turtles S 
Turtle Cosmos S 

Turtle Rock Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 1,381
Administrators: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kevin W. Corcoran on Oct 20, 2008
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Turtle Rock w/ some winter snow.



Turtle rock is a free-standing block/cliff-band that is one of the first areas you will come to if hiking uphill from the lower parking. The routes on the right side get afternoon sun, but the base is typically shaded for most of the day due to the significant tree cover. Most of the rock on this formation is of very high quality, with only ocassional moss and choss. The routes are all bolt-protected, save for one 5.8 crack climb, and the climbs are right next to each other, with many link-ups and variations. Climbs vary from 5.8 to 5.11.

Getting There 

The approach takes approximately 45 minutes, and is long but not particularly steep. There has been very good trail work all the way up the hill and the trail is nice and flat the whole way up.

Climbing Season

For the Southwest Oregon area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rock:
Paradigm Shift   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Turtle Rock

Featured Route For Turtle Rock

Turtle Cosmos 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Oregon : Southwest Oregon : ... : Turtle Rock
Gym rats might have fits with this pitch. Expect superb slab climbing with an assortment of technical moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

Comments on Turtle Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About