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Turtle Rocks

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40oz of Freedom T 
5.11c S 
Chafin' Chaffee T 
Cherry T 
Cisco Kid T,S 
Double Scooter S 
Dr. Who T 
Knobs S 
Knobs Up S 
Lemonis Lament T 
Robbin' the Hood TR 
Saw Blade S 
Scalsamine S 
Shoulder Season S 
Slot, The T 
Smack and Spray S 
Uncle Kurt's Disco T 
You Call Yourself a Thief? T,S 
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Turtle Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.88191, -106.14755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robby Cribbs on Mar 18, 2007


39° | 19°

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34° | 13°

32° | 16°

31° | 18°
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One of Buena Vista's largest Crags. Holds more than 20 climbs including sport, mixed and trad routes.

Getting There 

From Buena Vista, take CR 371. Take a [right] on CR 375. At the top of the switch backs there is a parking area on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Rocks:
You Call Yourself a Thief?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Knobs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Cisco Kid   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
40oz of Freedom   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Knobs Up   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Saw Blade   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches   
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Knobs Up 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Colorado : Buena Vista : Turtle Rocks
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Rock Climbing Photo: A bolted, overhanging crack [named Johnson] in The...
BETA PHOTO: A bolted, overhanging crack [named Johnson] in The...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Corridor, aka the gully next to Wallstreet. Go...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Turtle looking West
Turtle looking West

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By Doug Ranck
Aug 9, 2007
Turtle Rock climbs are a few that are listed here. The guide book refers to this area as Turtle Rock. There are a lot of great climbs here.
By Hallie
May 26, 2008
Quick comment on "getting there" - from Buena Vista, head north on 371 and then turn right (east) onto 375, not left.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008
There's plenty of free camping here (even a port-a-john) but this area appears to the local hangout for parties. Be prepared for loud music and random screaming all night.
By Bryson F
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 4, 2015
38.88191, -106.14755.
By D. Shaw
Aug 7, 2016
On Southeast side, the really great route is on the right side. Mix of bolts and a crack section -- start with two bolts on thin face moves up to a roof. Doesn't seem to be mentioned, but we thought it was maybe 10d or 11a. Anyone know what it is? In the climbing guide, there is a 10b mentioned, but this was not 10b. Also, the two porta-potties were the grossest I have ever seen in my life. No TP and the piles of poop were basically near the toilet seat rim and correct about the party scene and music.