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1 - Parkline Slab

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Caribbean Cruise S 
Center Route T 
Chase, The T,S 
Clowns to the left T 
Color Me Gone (P1) T 
Cool Cliff 170 T 
Costa Rica (p1) T 
Crossover T 
Dangling Chads T 
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Flying In The Mountains T 
Free For All  T,S 
Hawaiian , The T 
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Homeworld T 
Hummock World T 
Jokers to the Right T 
Machine Gun Jubblies S 
Moss Madness T 
P-Line Express T 
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Rough Around the Edges T,S 
Saved By Zero T 
Sawyer Crack T 
Secret Agent Dward S 
Side Tracked T 
Simon the Dog (aka Dressed to Drill) S 
Soft in the Middle T,S 
Soloist, The T,S 
Stonequest T 
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1 - Parkline Slab Rock Climbing 


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Springtime in El Portal. Photo by Blitzo.

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  • Description 

    This is the large , slabby cliff at the east end of the town of El Portal.
    This area lies outside the park entrance.
    Several moderate routes are found here and it can be a nice escape from the Valley on cold days.

    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 left side of the drainage. Follow this as it switchbacks to the base of the slab.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 6.7 miles from here

    42 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',8],['5.9',11],['5.10',10],['5.11',9],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in 1 - Parkline Slab

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 1 - Parkline Slab:
    Caribbean Cruise   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Secret Agent Dward   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
    Bring in the Fembots   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
    Color Me Gone (P1)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   
    Machine Gun Jubblies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
    Soft in the Middle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 500'   
    Hayley Anna   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
    Stonequest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
    Woody Woodpecker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
    Eye of the Beholder   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
    Center Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
    Free For All    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
    The Chase   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
    The Unchaste   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 400'   
    P-Line Express   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 800'   
    Homeworld   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
    Flying In The Mountains   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
    Dangling Chads   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Grade III   
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    Photos of 1 - Parkline Slab Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Parkline Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
    Parkline Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Parkline Slab from El Portal.
    Parkline Slab from El Portal.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
    Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Josh on the Unchaste
    Josh on the Unchaste
    Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
    Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
    Rock Climbing Photo: Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
    Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
    Rock Climbing Photo: 18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab...
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    By Osprey Overhang
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    Jan 13, 2010
    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. Within the first 50ft, cross the drainage and gain the trail on the left side. Follow this as it switchbacks to the base of the slab.
    By Jeff Scheuerell
    Jan 18, 2011
    Please be very carefull on the approach to not knock rocks into the road. It is very loose so be extra careful and watch your feet. Also start up on the left side now.

    Jeff