A tall east/west facing buttress, Parking Lot Rock is home to around 24 routes with the majority in the 5.7 to 5.9 range. This is a low approach cliff with potential for day-round climbing as the sun switches faces. As with most City of Rocks areas, most routes have some trad gear needed with 6 or so exceptions. There are a few clasics on this cliff. Delay of Game, Norma's Book, Batwings, Funky Bolt, and Just Another Pretty Face all deserve classic status.
Take Emery Canyon Road off of City of Rocks Road, until you pass campsites 64 & 65. Park at the parking lot on the right. Parking Lot Rock is the obvious cliff closest to the Parking Lot (hence the name).
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Bombs Over Tripoli 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
First climbed by Dave Bingham in 1984 with only three bolts!! The route was retro-bolted in 1988. Begin by climbing a large juniper then stepping on to a thin technical face. Make a difficult move to a layback (crux) which gains a very thin insecure crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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