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Turtle Soup 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: J. Visser
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 22, 2009

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Turtle Soup


This is a short, but sweet, perplexing route on the far right end of the Turtle Wall. Hang on tight to the starting moves climbing up a few feet to some comfortable and welcoming huecos. From these huecos climb through crimps (read: you'll have to let go of the undercling) to a committing and intense crux. Break free of this dilemma and stay true to the nail biting slab finish. There are many "M"'s in the word commitment, this route will add a few extra.


Four bolts plus chains.


Turtle Soup is easily found by walking north along the base of the Turtle Wall until you reach the large cave. Turtle Soup is the last face climb before entering the cave.

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By Darren Knezek
May 18, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Here's a little picture of what you might feel like, if you get on this one expecting a soft .10b.

By 20 kN
Apr 6, 2016
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Maybe I'm missing something but I onsighted the .11d and both .11cs right to the right of this route and I fell twice on the OS attempt of this one. I'm going to go ahead and guess something broke off. .11d compared to the .11s around the corner IMO. Maybe I'm just blind.
By Laura Bauer
Oct 25, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Solid 10b. Low crux, easy slab on the top half
By MountainBroTroll
Feb 10, 2017
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Bouldery start leads to big, balancy moves on crimpers, then slabby climbing. Sand bagged at 10b, probably closer to 10c/10d.

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