Parking Lot Rock Rock Climbing
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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
, 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).
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Parking Lot Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parking Lot Rock:
Featured Route For Parking Lot Rock
Batwings 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c ID
: City of Rocks
: ... : Parking Lot Rock - West
Batwings climbs the crack 15-20 feet right of Norma's book. The initial crack protects well and climbs easy, until you reach the horizontal crack. Place a cam in this crack and angle or traverse right. Aim for the crack just left of the roof. This crack takes hand jams like it was designes for them, and then turns vertical. It still takes the hand jams for a distance then thins out into 2 thin cracks. Take your pick, or use both and pop up onto the face. Find your moves and pick your prot...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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Parking Lot Rock from the NE.
Parking lot Rock from trail to Window Rock.