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Parking Lot Rock Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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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Weather station 14.3 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Parking Lot Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parking Lot Rock:
Solo Mission   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Norma's Book   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Road Rage   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Delay of Game   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Batwings   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Funky Bolt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   Parking Lot Rock - East
Solstice   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Thin Slice   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
Tow Away Zone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Parking Lot Rock - East
Pave Paradise   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Suburban Sprawl   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Batwings Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Stress Fracture   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Parking Lot Rock - East
No Parking   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Parking Lot Rock - West
Just Another Pretty Face   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Parking Lot Rock - East
Cairo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
Spud Meets Hammerhead   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Parking Lot Rock - East
Bombs Over Tripoli   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
Inspiration or Perspiration   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
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Featured Route For Parking Lot Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Just Another Pretty Face

Just Another Pretty Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - East
This is the all-bolted line near the south end of the east face. The line on this route meanders, so be relaxed as to your interpretation of the line. Don't go straight from 1 bolt to the next. The first 2 bolts require a little leftward zagging, and then you traverse right under the roof band. Get on top of the roof band and traverse left. Finally pick your smear, and head on up to the chains. A smearing climb amidst a sea of edging. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Rock Climbing Photo: Parking Lot Rock from the NE.
Parking Lot Rock from the NE.
Rock Climbing Photo: Parking lot Rock from trail to Window Rock.
Parking lot Rock from trail to Window Rock.
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