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Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.8812, -106.14749 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robby Cribbs on Mar 18, 2007
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Bouldering at Turtle Rocks. Photo by Tara Reed


This is a small canyon with high quality granite bouldering problems on good rock. It is possibly the best bouldering area in the valley.

Getting There 

Park on the east side of Turtle Rocks. They are to the south of the Turtle.

Climbing Season

For the Buena Vista area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area:
Angel Fire   V6 7A     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out.

Birthday Sex V3-4 6A+  Colorado : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks Bouldering Are...
Sit start on two slopers just above a crack. Move your left hand to gaston and your right to a jug. Move up and left. The crux is topping out the ledge. The topout is tall on good rock moving left on a ramp....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Turtle Rocks Bouldering Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Proj
Rock Climbing Photo: Proj.
Rock Climbing Photo: Project on the west side talus of Turtle Rock.
Project on the west side talus of Turtle Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: BRIC FUND and Options Trader
BETA PHOTO: BRIC FUND and Options Trader
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama of the area
BETA PHOTO: Panorama of the area

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By Robby Cribbs
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 18, 2007
Incredible area! If you're looking for a new place to boulder in Buena Vista, this is the place. It also has 3 or 4 possibilities of first ascents. Even an arete that could be in excess of V8. Make sure to bring a pad, for the landings can be pretty bad.
By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007
GREAT AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007
Robby- Did u get any of those problems?? I saw the new pics! Call me lemme know!
By Robby Cribbs
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 19, 2007
Yeah, I sent Instant Karma and Goonies. I figured out the moves on Angel Fire, but got shut down trying to put it together. I'll go back and get it tomorrow. Did you see the other one we completely missed! It's a very unique problem.
By Stephen Nance
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2007
Well, if they feel easier, feel free to downgrade the problems. I know Instant Karma I did while we were both very tired. Just let me know what you think the grades were. And yeah, I saw a pic of that problem, looked nice! Was it new beta that got you to the top of Instant Karma?
By Doug Ranck
Aug 9, 2007
Turtle Rock has several boulders strewn around the base on the south-east, east and north-east of the rock. They are good but watch for broken glass in the area. The first gully south is called American Gully with lots of lines to choose from. The next is called Wall Street Gully with a few more problems. Next is the Sunshine Wall, so named because it faces south and is great to boulder on in the winter, this has at least 8 lines to choose from though some are high. The next big blob of rock is South Turtle Rock with several on the south-west side.
Come on out and play, there are so many to choose from you may want to stay several days, bring spare skin for your fingers.
By Bryson F
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 4, 2015
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