The Turtle is unique because while the base is on private property, the landowner is supportive of climbing at the crag. The cliff tends to stay in the shade for most of the day and is a good option during warmer weather. To prevent erosion, please avoid this area during wet conditions (spring thaw) or after a day of rain.
The crag has routes ranging from steep powerful pulling to more conventional technical pocket and small-edge climbing.
THIS CRAG NOW REQUIRES RESERVATIONS. DO NOT CLIMB HERE WITHOUT RESERVING.
Reserve your spot here:
Gus' and Justin Dwyer's Guide for Turtle:
Climbers should use the Bruce Trail parking at the intersection of Walkers Line and Side Rd 2. This is a small pay-parking lot and fills up quickly. While there is no gatekeeper, there is a QR Code and Wi-Fi tap station to book your spot for the parking lot to avoid parking tickets. If the parking lot is full, consider climbing at a different area. Parking on the road will result in tickets and/or towing.
From the parking lot, follow the Bruce Trail to the base of the cliff (approximately 10 minutes with a moderately steep section near the end). At the cliff, you will see a wooden ladder that goes to the top of the crag. DO NOT TAKE THE LADDER, instead, follow the cliff in the direction of climber's left for approx 60m. The first significant steep loose-looking wall you will encounter is the start of the Turtle.
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