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Elevation: 2,608 ft 795 m
GPS: 37.67875, -119.74886
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This is the large, slabby cliff east of the town of El Portal, visible as you drive up Highway 140 towards Yosemite Valley.

Parkline Slab lies just inside the Park's western boundary, about one mile west of the Arch Rock entrance station.

Many moderate routes are found here and it can be a nice escape from the Valley on cold days.  November through April is the best time to climb at Parkline Slab.  Most routes get winter sun all day long. 

Getting There Suggest change

Park in a turn out below the cliff.

Please be very careful on the approach to not knock rocks into the road. It is very loose so be extra careful and watch your feet.

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. Follow this as it switchbacks to the base of the slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aa. Parkline Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Secret Agent Dward
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Caribbean Cruise
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 12
Bring in the Fembots
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Machine Gun Jubblies
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Color Me Gone (P1)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Hayley Anna
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 35
Stonequest
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Free For All
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Hippy Child
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 8
The Chase
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
The Unchaste
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Homeworld
Trad 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
Flying In The Mountains
Trad 6 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Otherworld
Sport 9 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Simon the Dog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Secret Agent Dward
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Caribbean Cruise
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bring in the Fembots
 12
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Sport
Machine Gun Jubblies
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Color Me Gone (P1)
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hayley Anna
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stonequest
 35
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Free For All
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Hippy Child
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Chase
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, Sport
The Unchaste
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Homeworld
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
Flying In The Mountains
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Otherworld
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 9 pitches
Simon the Dog
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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