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Ascent Notes for: Wild Turkey - 5.9 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2010-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Wild for sure.

Been eyeballing this route for some time. It's easily identified from the faded red slings hanging from the pin under the roof which have been there for at least the past 8 years. There is good pro just below the pin, the pin is solid, and there is some good pro just above the roof. The knob also makes a great piece of gear and a thank god hold. Climbing up to the bolt from the knob is pretty easy. There is a move or two above the bolt to reach the dike which will allow you to traverse right to easier ground. Continueing directly up from the bolt would make a better route (variation) but would definately require more bolts IMO. After traversing right about 25ft and climbing up about 40ft there is the first glimpse of pro about 8ft off route to the right in a pocket. I'd suggest utilizeing it. From there it's another 40ft or so runnout to the next good piece of pro. The climbing is 5.6 at most throughout these runnouts but is nicely exposed. I traversed right to the anchors of the Groove for the belay which was easy to do. The next pitch is easy 5th class.

Added: 2010-09-19

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