Turtle Crag

  • Grade context: UK


This crag has a huge turtle-shell shaped slab with a huge corner on its left.


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Grade Route

Start - at the the left of the crag is a big chimney, clean at the top and vegetated at the bottom. The climb starts on the right to avoid the lower vegetated part.

  1. 21 m - Up a wall behind the tree and traverse left almost to the vegetated gully, tree runner in gully. Move right and up bulging slab and back left to the chimney. Pull up over a chockstone and continue up the chimney to a small tree and a large belay.

  2. 15 m - The chimney above is much easier than it looks.

FA: R.D. Metcalfe, C.G. Powell & J. Powell, 1967

Start The climb takes the huge cave-like chimney on Turtle Crag. Start 6 m left of the line of the chimney.

  1. 24 m - Climb the wall for 9 m. Then take the complex of cracks in the corner until one can go easily out to a large block level with the base of the chimney.

  2. 14 m - The chimney surprises with holds. Bear right, naif way.

  3. 12 m - Climb the two noses above.

FA: R.J.H. Chambers & J. Winning, 1964

Start at the right hand end of Turtle Slab.

  1. 15 m - Up over blocks to a crack with a triangular chockstone and on to a large detached block. Across this and upon the left to the arete and up to two large flkes. Belay. (This pitch can be omitted by scrambling up the gully on the right.)

  2. 18 m -Move right to the edge of the crag and layback up into overhanging chimney (by baboon cave). At the overhand move right into mantleshelf ledge (crux). Continue up crack and slab to a large platform.

  3. 18 m - Straight up the slabs and nose behind. Pleasant.

FA: M.S. Harris & G. Alexander, 1966

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