Elevation: 2,608 ft
GPS: 37.679, -119.749 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 15, 2007 with improvements by bob steed and 1 other
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

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

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 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
 14
Secret Agent Dward
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 8
Bring in the Fembots
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Machine Gun Jubblies
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Color Me Gone (P1)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Hayley Anna
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 24
Stonequest
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Free For All
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Hippy Child
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 4
The Chase
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
The Unchaste
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
P-Line Express
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Homeworld
Trad 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Flying In The Mountains
Trad 6 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Dangling Chads
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Simon the Dog (aka Dressed to Dr…
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Secret Agent Dward
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bring in the Fembots
 8
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Sport
Machine Gun Jubblies
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Color Me Gone (P1)
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hayley Anna
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stonequest
 24
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Free For All
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Hippy Child
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Chase
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, Sport
The Unchaste
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
P-Line Express
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Homeworld
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
Flying In The Mountains
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Dangling Chads
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Simon the Dog (aka Dressed…
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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