Turner Peak  
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-06-06, By: supranihilest
Info: OK, yes, I have two reports for the same peak. Sue me. After the rain, hail, and wind stopped I went back for another beating, this time starting from a large pulloff on the southern side of the road. The route ascends steeply through the forest towards the 12,581/Turner saddle, essentially. The route naturally funnels that way. Contour under 12,581 and Turner becomes obvious above treeline. Cross some marshy flats then ascend steeply towards the ridge crest. There's some loose stuff but not bad. The final summit block is rocky Class 2/Class 2+, mostly stable. 
 
Route: From Cottonwood Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-06, By: supranihilest
Info: Note: I did not summit due to freezing rain. There are two or three small snow patches leading up to treeline which have wet but supportive snow. There's one large snow patch prior to the summit of Point 12,581 that's avoidable. From there the snow down to the saddle can be avoided and the ascent up Turner is dry. The saddle between 12,581 and Turner is rather deep, just an FYI. 
 
Route: From Denny Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-05, By: Jay521
Info: Bring your patience and willow bashing skills if you want to get this one in the next week or so - Willows or soft, deep snow are your choices. 
 
Route: West Ridge from Cottonwood
Posted On: 2019-09-09, By: Flyingfish
Info: Summer a few snow patches on the north side of Turner but all avoidable. 
 
Route: Denny Creek Trailhead
Posted On: 2017-06-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Route from Denny Creek trailhead to Harenstein Lake was free of snow. The creeks were running high, so one or two crossings were wet. After Harenstein Lake, the westward bushwhack to the north slope of Turner was still snow-covered and wet with lots of drainage below the snow and some post-holing. The bushwhack wasn't so fun on the way up, when I went too far south; it was a lot easier on the way back when I followed a sparse path that ended up near the northern part of the lake. There's still a decent amount of snow on the north side of Turner, but it is possible to find a route the entire way up that avoids snow and isn't steep if you don't mind going a little out of the way. 
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