1 - Parkline Slab Rock Climbing
Parkline Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
This is the large , slabby cliff at the east end of the town of El Portal.
This area lies outside the park entrance.
Several moderate routes are found here and it can be a nice escape from the Valley on cold days.
Park in a turn out below the cliff.
Please be very careful on the approach to not knock rocks into the road. It is very loose so be extra careful and watch your feet.
Do not approach this cliff by scrambling directly up the drainage. The approach follows a faint climber's trail. From the road, start up the trail on the left side of the drainage. Follow this as it switchbacks to the base of the slab.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
42 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in 1 - Parkline Slab
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 1 - Parkline Slab:
Stonequest 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Free For All 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
The Chase 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
The Unchaste 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 400'
Homeworld 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 8 pitches, 800'
Featured Route For 1 - Parkline Slab
Dangling Chads 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : 1 - Parkline Slab
Choose the fun 5.8 original start or the long continuous 11a direct start. From the shared anchor continue up a right facing corner that narrows down to tips. As the corner ends figure out the crux face climbing moves past the first bolt. Traverse, right, past a second bolt that leads to another thin crack with interesting moves to the anchor. A semi run out third pitch(5.9) gets you to the very interesting forth. Still a bit dirty, interesting features lead to then over what, from below, seems ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Springtime in El Portal. Photo by Blitzo.
Parkline Slab from El Portal.
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
BETA PHOTO: 18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab...
By Osprey Overhang
Jan 13, 2010
Do not approach this cliff by scrambling directly up the drainage. The approach follows a faint climber's trail. From the road, start up the trail on the right side of the drainage. Within the first 50ft, cross the drainage and gain the trail on the left side. Follow this as it switchbacks to the base of the slab.
By Jeff Scheuerell
Jan 18, 2011
Please be very carefull on the approach to not knock rocks into the road. It is very loose so be extra careful and watch your feet. Also start up on the left side now.