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Bombs Over Tripoli

5.12a, Sport, 90 ft,  Avg: 3.7 from 27 votes
FA: Dave Bingham
Idaho > S Idaho > City of Rocks > Parking Lot Rock > Parking Lot Rock - No…


First climbed by Dave Bingham in 1984 with only three bolts!! The route was retro-bolted in 1988. Begin by climbing a large juniper then stepping on to a thin technical face. Make a difficult move to a layback (crux) which gains a very thin insecure crack.


The route is located on the northeast face of Parkinglot Rock. Look for bolts leading to a small seam. This route has great shade in the afternoon, making it an excellent choice for warm days.


Draws to 2-bolt anchor

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Vandalia, Appalachia
[Hide Comment] Great route; the crack is incredibly insecure, with only a few good fingerlocks. The final traverse beneath the anchors definitely keeps it sustained as well. Difficult second clip. Sep 5, 2009
Alex Herbert
Bozeman, MT
[Hide Comment] Currently missing third bolt. It fell off as I was rapping down to clean it this weekend, I couldn't find the nut to replace it Oct 10, 2010
[Hide Comment] I was there a few weeks ago, and found the bolt was still missing. Try to stick-clip past it but, could not find a stick long enough. Talk to a ranger that day and informed him of the missing hanger. He said he would replace it the next day, but never had a chance to return and verify. Jul 20, 2011
Greg Gavin
[Hide Comment] the 2nd bolt is back. Jul 25, 2011
[Hide Comment] Thank You Brad!! Brad has just gone in and retro fitted this route!! after the third hanger went missing again last week, Brad and another ranger went to replace it. I believe (did not go verify with my own eyes) that they also replaced the anchors and a few other suspect bolts. should be ready to go. Jun 22, 2012
[Hide Comment] As of 6/16/13 all bolts / hangers present. Get on it! Jun 17, 2013
[Hide Comment] Call me weak, but I was happy to have a yellow tcu between the ~6th and 7th bolts.
Hats off to Dave for establishing this thing in such bold style. Apr 17, 2017
Where's Walden
[Hide Comment] I brought the yellow tcu and placed it, but if I didn't have it with me I wouldnt have thought much of the bolt spacing anyway. I always used to think the climbing before and after the crack would just be filler. Boy was I wrong! I wish I could say I onsighted, but I had a single footslip while resting on good holds. And I felt so solid!!! Jun 17, 2017