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Parkline Slab

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Eye of the Beholder 
Back for More 
Bombay Bitch 
Bring in the Fembots 
Caribbean Cruise 
Center Route 
Chase, The 
Clowns to the left 
Color Me Gone (P1) 
Cool Cliff 170 
Costa Rica (p1) 
Dangling Chads 
Farm Alarm 
Fly By 
Flying In The Mountains 
Free For All  
Hawaiian , The 
Hayley Anna 
Hummock World 
Jokers to the Right 
Machine Gun Jubblies 
Moss Madness 
P-Line Express 
Rough Arond the Edges Direct 
Rough Around the Edges 
Saved By Zero 
Sawyer Crack 
Secret Agent Dward 
Side Tracked 
Simon the Dog (aka Dressed to Drill) 
Soft in the Middle 
Soloist, The 
Too High 
Tweet This 
Unchaste, The 
Unnamed Skelton route 
Whorny Toad 
Woody Woodpecker 
Wretched in Stone 
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Parkline Slab 

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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.

Getting There 

Park in a turn out below the cliff, then follow a loose stream bed to the base.

42 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Parkline Slab:
Caribbean Cruise   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Secret Agent Dward   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Bring in the Fembots   5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Hayley Anna   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Color Me Gone (P1)   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   
Soft in the Middle   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 500'   
Machine Gun Jubblies   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Stonequest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Woody Woodpecker   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Free For All    5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Chase   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
The Unchaste   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 400'   
P-Line Express   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 800'   
Homeworld   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Flying In The Mountains   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 800'   
Dangling Chads   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Grade III   
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John looking up at the crux

Stonequest 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Parkline Slab
This route is a must do if you are in Yosemite during the winter and its too cold to climb further up in the park. It offers an excellent elevation gain while ascending both crack and face at a moderate grade.Pitch 1: Begin climbing in an awesome hand crack that continually narrows and eventually ends after 100ft. Continue straight up (5.8) past two bolts (runout) to a two bolt anchor with slings and two rappel rings.Pitch 2: Face climb (5.8) passing the right side of *three bolts (runout). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left of Tweet This. Approach by climbing the mixed route Handle with Care.
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
Parkline Slab. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Parkline Slab.
Photo by Blitzo.
18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab.  Kind of nasty, with moss, choss, loose rock, etc.  Avoid unless you want an 'adventure'. <br /> <br />We did it in 4 pitches, and rapped off the pine tree at the top to two bolted rap stations with double 60m ropes.
BETA PHOTO: 18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab...
Josh on the Unchaste
Josh on the Unchaste
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
Parkline Slab from El Portal.
Parkline Slab from El Portal.
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By Osprey
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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.