Elevation: 6,734 ft
GPS: 42.083, -113.723 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 25, 2004
Admins: GRK, Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
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Description

A tall east/west facing buttress, Parking Lot Rock is home to around 24 routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12 range. This is a low approach cliff with potential for all day 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 many clasics on this cliff including, Delay of Game, Norma's Book, Batwings, Funky Bolt, and Just Another Pretty Face.

Getting There

From the main City of Rocks road, take a right at King on the Throne and follow the short road to the parking lot below Parking Lot Rock. Delay of Game and Batwings are about 1 minute from the parking lot.   

23 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Parking Lot Rock

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 130
Norma's Book
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 313
Delay of Game
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 362
Batwings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 176
Funky Bolt
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Beauty and the Beast
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 481
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Solstice
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 190
Tow Away Zone
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Batwings Direct
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 19
Stress Fracture
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 20
No Parking
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 132
Just Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 205
Cairo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 41
Spud Meets Hammerhead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 45
Bombs Over Tripoli
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Norma's Book Parking Lot Rock - West
 130
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Delay of Game Parking Lot Rock - West
 313
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Batwings Parking Lot Rock - West
 362
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Funky Bolt Parking Lot Rock - East
 176
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Beauty and the Beast Parking Lot Rock - East
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thin Slice Parking Lot Rock - No…
 481
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Solstice Parking Lot Rock - West
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tow Away Zone Parking Lot Rock - East
 190
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Batwings Direct Parking Lot Rock - West
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stress Fracture Parking Lot Rock - East
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
No Parking Parking Lot Rock - West
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Just Another Pretty Face Parking Lot Rock - East
 132
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cairo Parking Lot Rock - No…
 205
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spud Meets Hammerhead Parking Lot Rock - East
 41
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bombs Over Tripoli Parking Lot Rock - No…
 45
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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