Elevation: 5,914 ft
GPS: 38.04, -109.544 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned User on May 12, 2002
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Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas - In Effect Details
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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
 617
Binou's Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 749
Chocolate Corner
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 836
Generic Crack
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 407
Elephant Man
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
The Thing
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 190
The Naked and Dead
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
5.10 Corner
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 62
Owl Crack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 114
Drainpipe
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 68
Unknown 5.10+
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 134
Mr. Peanut
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 75
Naked and the Dead Variation
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 171
Dos Hermanos
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 46
Fuel Injected Hardbody
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 29
Let 'er Buck
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Binou's Crack
 617
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chocolate Corner
 749
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Generic Crack
 836
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Elephant Man
 407
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Thing
 62
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Naked and Dead
 190
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
5.10 Corner
 55
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Owl Crack
 62
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Drainpipe
 114
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Unknown 5.10+
 68
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Mr. Peanut
 134
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Naked and the Dead Variation
 75
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Dos Hermanos
 171
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Fuel Injected Hardbody
 46
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Let 'er Buck
 29
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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