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mattpayne11Amazing sunrise from summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2016


I photographed sunrise from the summit, which was incredible... Trip report: HERE
Posted Sep 24, 2017 7:38 pm

seanoFrom Pigeon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016


I tried and failed to downclimb straight to the Pigeon-Turret saddle. It looks like it should go at class 4-5.0, but the route-finding would be easier going up than down. Part of a long Ruby Basin day. Trip report.
Posted Sep 20, 2016 11:55 am

strudolyubovDaytrip from Purgatory  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Solo adventure run to the summit of Turret Peak from Purgatory TH via North Pigeon Creek drainage. 29.6 miles/12 hours round trip, 9,000' of elevation gain. Beautiful weather, remote setting, incredible views.
Posted Apr 17, 2016 8:45 pm

KieferVia Ruby Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014


After Pigeon Peak, Turret was a piece of cake. Seriously, I reached the top and wondered, "That's it?" Any peak in the Needles is awesome for views, Turret is no different.

Ruby Basin, though a complete pain-in-the-ass to access, is well worth the effort as the views and surrounding peaks are incredible. Next up...Peaks Fifteen and Sixteen!
Posted Aug 31, 2014 11:54 am

theREALCarpeDMbarely beat the storm (again)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014


Shawn and I were determined to beat the storms so we left camp at Ruby Lake at about 1am. Unfortunately, we got turned around in the dark and started to make a direct assault on Peak Fifteen's north side. We realized our mistake and got on track to the Pigeon/Turret saddle, but it cost us time. Even "on track," we had trouble figuring out where the "grassy" sections were. There were a lot more willows to get through than expected. We did Pigeon first, which was more tedious than fun. Being day 6 of the trip and my energy drained, I had trouble getting up Turret. Storms were south, west, and north of the peak, and I was afraid to push my luck again. But Shawn's encouragement got me to the summit.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 11:02 am

rockymountaindivaPigeon and Turret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


This seemed SOOOO easy after doing Pigeon, another 45 minutes maybe??? Ruby Basin is one of the prettiest places I've seen!
Posted Jul 26, 2013 6:31 pm

blueshadeNW slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012


Walk up, but loose. #31 of 31 on 10 day trip. After this and Pigeon, packed out to Purgatory in the same day.
Posted Sep 30, 2012 3:20 pm

gmon03Fog, Wind, & Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012


Scrambled up the wet rocks from the saddle between Pigeon & Turret after having ascended from the Southwest (North Pigeon Creek drainage). Much easier summit than Pigeon; spending time amidst the clouds made us feel like we were on top of the world.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:32 pm

miztflipFoggy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012


Very foggy day. Climbed with Pigeon from Ruby Basin.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 9:52 pm

shknbkeWest ridge from Pigeon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Nice 4th of July climb. Had great weather all day, which is what you need to squeeze in Turret since it takes so long to wrap around and climb Pigeon. The re-ascent to the saddle wasn't bad and we made quick work of the easy ridge.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 7:05 pm

chicagotransplantwith Pigeon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Headed up Turret on the way back to our Ruby Basin camp from Pigeon, the extra 700+ vertical wasn't bad and went quickly, definitely worth it to add this one on if you have weather, great views of Pigeon's face.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 11:11 am

SarahThompsonWith Pigeon Peak from Ruby Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Climbed the standard route after summitting neighboring Pigeon Peak. Camped at 11,400 ft in Ruby Basin for five nights - awesome place!
Posted Jul 21, 2009 12:15 am

gremlinregular route  Sucess!


linked with eolus, and found out why new york basin isn't often visited, since the creek below is a pain to hike through
Posted Oct 24, 2007 4:25 pm

ElliottDavisand back for my camera  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2005


had a delightful hike up Turret from Ruby Basin. So delightful, in fact, that I left my camera on top so as to have good reason to head back up! 1:21 from Ruby Basin to the summit; I was feeling quite studly. =)
Posted Aug 9, 2007 12:18 am

Brian KaletNorthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Brian Kalet

6.5 hours from Pigeon Peak & Needleton.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 5:40 pm

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