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Alligator Skin (aka Cold Turkey) T 
Bloody Englishman T 
Easy Chimney T 
Gobble Up T 
Gobbler's Cobbler, The T 
Honky Jam Ass Crack T 
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2) T,TR 
Left Handed Jew T,TR 
Liquid Acrobat T,TR 
Mark of Zorro T 
Moderate 2 (originally entered as Lack Crack) T,TR 
Moderate 1 T,TR 
Phist Full of Turkey TR 
Ragger Bagger T 
Reefer Madness T 
Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Width T 
Short and Sweet 
Steppenwolf T 
Stiff, Little Fingers S 
Turkey Sandwich T,TR 
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth T,TR 
Wide Chimney T 
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Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: James on Jan 21, 2009

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Slightly wet conditions on November 30, 2008.


This route lies between Wide Chimney and Honky. I have three guidebooks for the area, and this route is not in any of them. So, I gave it a name (If this ever had a name I would be happy to change it). I first climbed this in the conditions shown in the second photo. I was completely soaked upon arriving at the top, hence the name. Start up the left side of a block (nice ledge for Honky). Scramble left to another ledge. The difficulties start here. Follow the curving cracks on the right to the top. I enjoyed the route due to the variety from thin cracks to offwidth and a little bit of stemming.


The route is between Wide Chimney and Honky Jam on Turkey Perch (See photo, follow the rope). To get down, scramble through some boulders, then walk left for the easiest descent.


Standard rack plus I used #4 & #5 Camalots and a #5 Friend. The route protects well.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wet Turkey, much nicer day, January 19, 2009.
Wet Turkey, much nicer day, January 19, 2009.

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By Matilda
Jan 22, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is an interesting route with some challenging problems since it changes from a hand crack to an off-width just when the rock face starts to bulge out. I don't know why this climb has been overlooked, once you hit the crack it's physical and sustained. It's worth a try. This route actually kicked my butt harder than Gobble Up.
By Jason Haas
Mar 19, 2012

This route, as well as what's listed on this site as Wide Chimney are listed in Mark Rolofson's 1984 guidebook The Hard Stuff! A Climber's Guide to the Turkey Rock Area simply as Moderate Cracks. He lists both as 5.6, although I would say the chimney is no harder than 5.5 and the left offwidth (this route) is closer to 5.7-5.8-. For clarification purposes, I have always heard this route be called Turkey Perch Offwidth.
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 15, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This climbed surprisingly easier than it looked. Many features on both sides of the OW make this more a stemming climb than a crack climb. Easy 5.7 if you don't get too fixated on the crack.

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