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Elevation: 5,914 ft 1,803 m
GPS: 38.0398, -109.5436
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As you stand in the major parking area wondering if you'll be able to find a warm-up with no parties camped on it at the Super Crack, Donnelly, Battle of the Bulge cluster, look northwest. You can't miss seeing the well-traveled splitter Generic Crack. This is the most prominent feature on the Donnelly Canyon wall. Donnelly Canyon is home to several moderate climbs and consequently, hordes of gumbies. However, this is Indian Creek and there are several good lines on this wall.

Another lesser know attraction of Donnelly Canyon is its acoustics. After a day of posing at either Super Crack Buttress or DC, you may find yourself enjoying a beer in the parking lot while you spray. When you shut-up long enough to belch, be sure to aim in the direction of Generic Crack. If you have any talent at all, then your mating call will be well amplified as it echoes and resonates out of the canyon. To witness this awe-inspiring feat alone is worth the drive to the Creek.

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Look for the major parking lot on the right about 4 miles or so past Newspaper Rock. The wall for Donnelly is the one on the west that is more or less perpendicular to the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Donnelly Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 793
Binou's Crack
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 953
Chocolate Corner
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1,096
Generic Crack
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 524
Elephant Man
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 86
The Thing
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 242
The Naked and Dead
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 147
Owl Crack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 190
Mr. Peanut
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 4
Elephant Ear AKA Fish Taco
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5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Twitterpated
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 223
Dos Hermanos
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 60
Fuel Injected Hardbody
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 40
Let 'er Buck
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 9
Black Ocean
Trad 3 pitches
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 16
Half Shark-Alligator, Half Man
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Binou's Crack
 793
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chocolate Corner
 953
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Generic Crack
 1,096
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Elephant Man
 524
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Thing
 86
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Naked and Dead
 242
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Owl Crack
 147
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Mr. Peanut
 190
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Elephant Ear AKA Fish Taco
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Twitterpated
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Dos Hermanos
 223
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Fuel Injected Hardbody
 60
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Let 'er Buck
 40
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Black Ocean
 9
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 3 pitches
Half Shark-Alligator, Half Man
 16
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
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