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]
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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'
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Flying In The Mountains 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
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Another great Sean Jones Route with several excellent pitches.P1 (9) Climb the left facing corner, a bit loose at the top, to a bolted belay.You can also start with Hummock world 5.7 on the left or Rough Around the Edges to the right. Rough Around the Edges climbs the arete just right of the Flying in the Mountains corner (9). Or best start is on the face just down and right (10b) past a pin and 3 bolts into a thin crack on the arete.P2 (10a/b) Follow the obvious finger crack up to...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Springtime in El Portal. Photo by Blitzo.
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
BETA PHOTO: 18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab...
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
Parkline Slab from El Portal.
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.