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The Turtle – Ontario's New Moderate Sport Crag

Updated Oct 16, 2021: Turtle Crag is now officially open for climbing once again! However, there are some changes to access at this crag. Reservations are now MANDATORY for climbing at the Turtle.

There are 12 passes available each day, in order to limit the number of people at the crag. If noise and litter become a problem, or climbers are found to be present in excess of the reservation limits, access will again be at risk. Access to this cliff will be compromised if climbers ignore these policies. Don’t be the person responsible for getting this crag closed again.

Reservations are available here:

Updated Oct 1, 2018: The Turtle is closed due to excessive noise. The cliff is on private land and the owner has been incredibly generous by allowing folks to literally climb in his backyard. Unfortunately, the noise levels at the cliff have reached the point where the landowner is no longer comfortable with climbers visiting the cliff. We spent a lot of personal time and money developing the crag and it was an interesting experiment in terms of climbing access on private property. I genuinely wish that things would have worked out differently. We are currently working with the Ontario Access Coalition to address the landowner's legitimate concerns. 
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 exhibiting exceptional behaviour when visiting the area.

Don’t be the person responsible for getting this crag closed.
(Here are some tips to ensure The Turtle stays open.)
Ontario Climbing: The Turtle Vol 1.2
Thank you for your interest in the new Ontario Climbing: The Turtle Vol 1.2 guidebook.

Building new crags and guidebooks takes time, effort and a significant amount of money.

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Thanks for your support and safe climbing!
The Turtle 2018 (please consider donating!)
Ontario Climbing: The Turtle Vol 1.2