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
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Description

A tall east/west facing buttress, Parking Lot Rock is home to around 24 routes with the majority in the 5.7 to 5.9 range. This is a low approach cliff with potential for day-round 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 few clasics on this cliff. Delay of Game, Norma's Book, Batwings, Funky Bolt, and Just Another Pretty Face all deserve classic status.

Getting There

Take Emery Canyon Road off of City of Rocks Road, until you pass campsites 64 & 65. Park at the parking lot on the right. Parking Lot Rock is the obvious cliff closest to the Parking Lot (hence the name).

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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
 113
Norma's Book
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 287
Delay of Game
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Road Rage
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 304
Batwings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 159
Funky Bolt
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 58
Solstice
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 395
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 160
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
 19
No Parking
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 112
Just Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 162
Cairo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
Spud Meets Hammerhead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Bombs Over Tripoli
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Norma's Book Parking Lot Rock - West
 113
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Delay of Game Parking Lot Rock - West
 287
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Road Rage Parking Lot Rock - West
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Batwings Parking Lot Rock - West
 304
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Funky Bolt Parking Lot Rock - East
 159
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Solstice Parking Lot Rock - West
 58
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Thin Slice Parking Lot Rock - No…
 395
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tow Away Zone Parking Lot Rock - East
 160
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
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Just Another Pretty Face Parking Lot Rock - East
 112
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cairo Parking Lot Rock - No…
 162
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spud Meets Hammerhead Parking Lot Rock - East
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bombs Over Tripoli Parking Lot Rock - No…
 35
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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