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Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.17799, -105.40014 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki, Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jtradshaw on Apr 10, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: A good view of one of the many faces.

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Turtle Rock's rock quality is that regular, old, bomber, pink Sherman granite. Prepare for everything from faceholds and fingers all the way to chickenwinged offwidth jams. Bring a ton of tape! I have seen no action or activity anytime I have ever been here. The only other people I see are down on the trail itself.

Getting There 

Follow the signs to the Turtle Rock Trail which encompasses the entire formation in a huge circle. Pick your spot and climb!

Climbing Season

For the Vedauwoo area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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By Jtradshaw
From: Fargo, ND
Apr 10, 2016
Be patient. Feel free to add any known routes on the formation. My father and I are going to be in the area developing a new line(s) the end of May. I will add routes and information as I have it. Like I said, feel free to add your own!
By honeyjacket
Apr 11, 2016
@Jtradshaw, check out the Coke Bottle, Fall Wall, Walt's wall, etc... pages on this site. also has some good info on the area.
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Apr 11, 2016
Per Skip Harper, Turtle Rock is mostly Land of the Rising Moon and surrounding areas. Again, well established area, with a LOT of climbing already in place.

Your picture depicts the formation that Fall Wall, etc. sit on (a piece of rock that, so far as I'm aware) doesn't have a name if it isn't Turtle Rock.
By Jtradshaw
From: Fargo, ND
Apr 13, 2016
Brian, it is all Turtle Rock as a whole formation/area. It's been referred to that from the earliest days. I do believe all of the areas within should be categorized under one formation, so we will let an administrator take a look. Because it is not the Nautilus or Blair (and yes, I'm aware there is established routes here), it is less popular than the other areas, and there are a lot of undeveloped lines here. I've been climbing in the Voo since I was a little kid as a local, so I know the history. My goal was to establish some of these undeveloped lines and add to the area.
By Jtradshaw
From: Fargo, ND
Apr 13, 2016
So, it should all be one area. There's a whole trail named after the formation, because it wraps all the way around it!
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Apr 13, 2016
Granted, but I've been climbing here since 2002, and my earliest recollection of Vedauwoo was watching my father climb Walt's Wall in 1987.

The problem is that "Turtle Rock" is really poorly defined. If you have the Halfpenny book, it might say, but in the 1977 Kopischka book, it covers only what's now known as Land of the Rising Moon.
By cstebbins024
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 2, 2016
Jtradshaw, you really should delete this area. All the subareas are already defined and have been for generations. I am not sure what your goal is by adding "Turtle Rock", but it will make navigating the site more difficult. Your picture is of Walt's Wall, Coke Bottle, and Fall Wall. You also commented that the area sees little traffic while the opposite is true. Most likely, any new lines you think exist have already been done.

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