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Parking Lot Rock - East 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Parking Lot Rock - Northeast 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Parking Lot Rock - West 9 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12

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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 [Edit]

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
 89
Norma's Book
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 233
Delay of Game
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 224
Batwings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 133
Funky Bolt
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Tow Away Zone
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 275
Thin Slice
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Solstice
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Batwings Direct
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 17
Stress Fracture
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 15
No Parking
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 90
Just Another Pretty Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Cairo
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Spud Meets Hammerhead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Bombs Over Tripoli
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Inspiration or Perspiration
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Norma's Book Parking Lot Rock - West
 89
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Delay of Game Parking Lot Rock - West
 233
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Batwings Parking Lot Rock - West
 224
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Funky Bolt Parking Lot Rock - East
 133
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
Tow Away Zone Parking Lot Rock - East
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Thin Slice Parking Lot Rock - No…
 275
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Solstice Parking Lot Rock - West
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Batwings Direct Parking Lot Rock - West
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Stress Fracture Parking Lot Rock - East
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
No Parking Parking Lot Rock - West
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Just Another Pretty Face Parking Lot Rock - East
 90
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cairo Parking Lot Rock - No…
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Spud Meets Hammerhead Parking Lot Rock - East
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bombs Over Tripoli Parking Lot Rock - No…
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Inspiration or Perspiration Parking Lot Rock - No…
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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