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Ontario Climbing Vol 1.2 The Turtle 2018

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The crag has routes ranging from steep powerful pulling to more conventional technical pocket and small-edge climbing. The Turtle is unique because while the base is on private property, the landowner is supportive of climbing at the crag.


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Discovered and developed by Gus Alexandropoulos, Gerry Banning, Mike Sheehan, Dave Smart and Reg Smart in the spring of 2017, The Turtle offers a substantial amount of safely bolted moderate sport climbing.

The crag has routes ranging from steep powerful pulling to more conventional technical pocket and small-edge climbing. The Turtle is unique because while the base is on private property, the landowner is supportive of climbing at the crag.

The base of The Turtle is on private property and the landowner resides approximately 100m downhill from the cliff. Our continued access to this crag is dependent on climbers being on their best behavior when visiting this area.

Please refrain from yelling, dropping F-bombs or taking a dump in the forest below the cliff (would you like climbers taking a poop in your backyard?). Also, leave the hammocks, boom boxes, bongs, and alcohol at home. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. If Fido is prone to barking, consider going to another cliff. If the cliff is busy, please go to another area that can handle greater climbing traffic (Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point). The Turtle is also not suitable for large groups (that is, more than four people). To prevent erosion, climbers must stay on the main path. This is particularly important in the terraced corner area. Helmets are strongly recommended. Please bring a stick-clip and use it for every route to help prevent unnecessary injuries. While top-roping is acceptable (set up on lead), please refrain from monopolizing routes that other climbers would like to lead. Further route development is not allowed in this area. Finally, these rules are not negotiable.