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Kelly's Rock

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Another Day at the Office 
Awakening, The 
Czech Frogs Say Qua 
Gnashing of Teeth 
Heeler, The 
Hookup, The 
Hubris 
K-1 
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K-4 
K-5 
K-6 
K-7 
K-8 
K-9 
Liquid Kitty 
Mayhem 
Rending of Garments 
Tag Team 
Topless Vegetables 
Unknown 1 
Unknown 2 
Unknown 3 
Unknown 4 
Wet My Whistle 
Zealot 

Kelly's Rock 


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Elevation: 3,700'
Location: 37.0183, -113.8498 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman
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BETA PHOTO: Far left side of Kelly's Rock
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In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise

Description 

Kelly's Rock borders a dry wash and consists of solid, rough limestone. It faces roughly north.

There are over 20 bolted, named routes here from 5.8 to 5.13 with about equal numbers in the 9's, 10's, 11's, and 12's.


Getting There 

From the Woodbury Road turnoff drive 3.7 miles (3.2 according to Goss). Shortly after crossing the fourth cattle guard the parking for Black and Tan and Kelly's Rock is on the right. Walk back to the wash and turn right up the wash (or find a cairn-marked trail that cuts the corner to the wash). From the parking area to the base of the wall is approximately .2 miles (as measured using Google Earth).


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',6],['5.11',5],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kelly's Rock:
The Awakening   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
K-1   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Tag Team   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hubris   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
K-8   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
K-6   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 55'   
Czech Frogs Say Qua   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mayhem   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Zealot   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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About to hit the crux of Zealot

Zealot 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  UT : Saint George : ... : Kelly's Rock
Start off moving right on jugs towards first bolt. After reaching the first bolt, begin upwards. Make a mildly scary big move off of an undercling to more big holds and jug haul to the short but powerful and crimpy crux at the 3rd or 4th bolt, pulling to the alcove full of fossilized poop flow. You'll know what I mean when you see it... Either climb into the alcove and rest or just follow the lip to the anchors.FYI, crawling out of the alcove to reach the anchors is a bit spooky. But the rest st...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Tekoi Smith on some 5.8 at Kelly's
Tekoi Smith on some 5.8 at Kelly's
Right Center section of Kelly's Rock <br />14.  Another Day at the Office (5.12c) <br />15.  <a href='/v/k-8/105938441'>K-8</a> (5.11b) <br />16.  The Hookup (5.10c) <br />17.  K-9 (5.12b) <br />18.  <a href='/v/czech-frogs-say-qua/106692207'>Czech Frogs Say Qua</a> (5.11c) <br />19.  <a href='/v/rending-of-garments/107147453'>Rending of Garments</a> (5.10a) (10 bolts, not pictured here) <br />20. <a href='/v/unknown-4/107209300'>Unknown 4</a>
BETA PHOTO: Right Center section of Kelly's Rock
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<em>Kelly's Rock</em>, right side.
BETA PHOTO: Kelly's Rock, right side.
Left Center of Kelly's Rock <br />8.  Anchors for <a href='/v/topless-vegetables/107072603'>Topless Vegetables</a> (5.9) <br />9.  <a href='/v/k-4/107072586'>K-4</a> (5.11b) <br />10.  <a href='/v/k-5/107209292'>K-5</a> (5.10b) <br />11.  <a href='/v/tag-team/106944473'>Tag Team</a> (5.10c) <br />12.  <a href='/v/k-6/105938903'>K-6</a> (5.11b) <br />13.  K-7 (5.12d) <br />14.  Another Day at the Office (5.12c) <br /> <br />(9 and 10 have bolts but I can't see them to mark them.)
BETA PHOTO: Left Center of Kelly's Rock
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<em>Kelly's Rock</em>, left side.
BETA PHOTO: Kelly's Rock, left side.
Kelly's Rock
BETA PHOTO: Kelly's Rock
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By Kenny Clark
From: State College, PA
May 23, 2011

I added a bunch of beta pictures with approximate bolt locations on most of the climbs for the left side. I was a little confused on some of the routes from the Goss book. If anyone has any extra information, especially concerning the unknown routes (FA, etc.), then let me know. I'll update the route descriptions.

I've enjoyed my experiences at Kelly's Rock immensely. The wall has so many different routes: easy jugs up runnels, thin slabs, overhanging boulder problems. What's not to love about this place?