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Actual Parchments, The S 
Banana Dance S 
Carapace S 
Dancing Fox S 
Director of Humor Affairs S 
Endangered Species S 
Farmers Dance S 
Farmers Market S 
Flying Dragon, The S 
Gopherus Agassizi S 
Knuckle Bones S 
Lambada S 
Largado S 
Pinching Bird Shit S 
Tortuga S 
Trey Lizardos S 
Turtle Soup S 
Voodoo Economics S 
Waltz, The S 

Turtle Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.1498, -113.61205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: richard magill on Apr 5, 2006


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This is a nice crag that is easily accessible to St. George but has a bit more of a outdoor feeling to it than the Chuckawalla Wall.

The stone here is very similar to the Chuckwalla Wall - steep in many places with big pockets. A bit soft and sandy, but overall not too chossy and fun to climb on. All bolted and generally well-bolted.

Turtle has some steeper stone than Chuckwalla and a natural arch/cave with some really steep routes like Banana Dance (11+). There are routes here from 5.8 to 5.13.

Faces east so it gets morning sun and afternoon shade.

See here for an oblique, aerial view.

Getting There 

Park at the Chuckwalla parking lot (about a mile north of St. George on Hwy 18). The parking lot is well-signed and hard to miss.

Then walk past Chuckawalla Wall and follow the well-signed trail about a mile into the desert. You will see Turtle Wall on your left as you walk north.

Don't follow the first sign that says "Turtle Wall" and heads off left. Continue straight until a sign that states "Climbing Access" and then head left across the wash.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Turtle Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Turtle Wall:
Voodoo Economics   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Endangered Species   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Director of Humor Affairs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lambada   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pinching Bird Shit   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Farmers Market   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Banana Dance   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Trey Lizardos   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tortuga   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Largado   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Farmers Dance   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
The Waltz   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Actual Parchments   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Turtle Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Me taking the rest position.

Lambada 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Saint George : Turtle Wall
Steep fun, even steeper than the already steep Director of Humor Affairs (5.11a). Climb past the first 2 bolts and crux of Director of Humor Affairs and then traverse right on jugs along the lip of a forty-five degree overhang - wild! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Turtle Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: south end of turtle wall
south end of turtle wall
Rock Climbing Photo: jeff taking a unique rest on Director of Human Aff...
jeff taking a unique rest on Director of Human Aff...
Rock Climbing Photo: This really is a rad climb!!
This really is a rad climb!!
Rock Climbing Photo: my brother from another mother cruzin' this turtle...
my brother from another mother cruzin' this turtle...
Rock Climbing Photo: NY showing us how to throw down
NY showing us how to throw down

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By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008
More climbs in the 5.11-5.13 range in the cave that are not mentioned here. Had I climbed them, I would list them. I just saw the bolts.
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Apr 5, 2010
Check out some videos of this awesome crag.

Banana Dance

Dancing Fox
By yesrodcire
Apr 3, 2016
Can't recommend this wall to anyone based on the rookie bolting job. Spinners, bolts in a sandy horizontal roof, poor bolt placement in general, and risk for decking on most of the cave routes if you blow any of the clips. This is all bolting 101 stuff that was somehow missed by the developers...

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