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Elevation: 6,734 ft 2,053 m
GPS: 42.08344, -113.72263
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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 classics on this cliff including, Delay of Game, Norma's Book, Batwings, Funky Bolt, and Just Another Pretty Face.

Getting There Suggest change

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.   

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Classic Climbing Routes at Parking Lot Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 153
Norma's Book
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 373
Delay of Game
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Behold
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 447
Batwings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 193
Funky Bolt
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Beauty and the Beast
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 592
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
Solstice
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 231
Tow Away Zone
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 20
Stress Fracture
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 150
Just Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 261
Cairo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 43
Spud Meets Hammerhead
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 63
Bombs Over Tripoli
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Inspiration or Perspiration
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Norma's Book Parking Lot Rock - West
 153
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Delay of Game Parking Lot Rock - West
 373
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Behold Parking Lot Rock - West
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Batwings Parking Lot Rock - West
 447
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Funky Bolt Parking Lot Rock - East
 193
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Beauty and the Beast Parking Lot Rock - East
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thin Slice Parking Lot Rock - No…
 592
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Solstice Parking Lot Rock - West
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tow Away Zone Parking Lot Rock - East
 231
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Stress Fracture Parking Lot Rock - East
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Just Another Pretty Face Parking Lot Rock - East
 150
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cairo Parking Lot Rock - No…
 261
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spud Meets Hammerhead Parking Lot Rock - East
 43
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bombs Over Tripoli Parking Lot Rock - No…
 63
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Inspiration or Perspiration Parking Lot Rock - No…
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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