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Parking Lot Rock - West

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L to R R to L Alpha
Batwings T 
Batwings Direct S 
Behold  T 
Delay of Game S 
No Parking T 
Norma's Book T 
Pave Paradise T 
Road Rage T 
Solo Mission T 
Solstice S 
Suburban Sprawl T,S 
Suprise T 

Parking Lot Rock - West Rock Climbing 

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Friends on top of Batwings and Delay of Game


A crag with a number of great moderates, the west side of Parking Lot Rock is rarely missed. The more popular face of the formation, expect to wait a bit on a few of the classics. A great spot for all climbing styles, if you climb here expect to have an all-star day.

The routes on the west face of Parking Lot Rock tend to be quite tall. Double ropes or a 70 meter is required to get down. To descend, rappel the anchors of Delay of Game or use double ropes to rappel two of the anchors atop of Batwings. To the direct south, there is one more double rope rappel available too.

A popular crag, please be courteous of others. Expect other climbers may be trying to get down, share or offer a line when rappelling to help expedite things.

Morning shade / afternoon sun.

Getting There 

From the parking lot of the area, follow the trail dead-center to the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Parking Lot Rock - West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parking Lot Rock - West:
Norma's Book   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Solo Mission   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Delay of Game   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Road Rage   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Behold    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Batwings   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Solstice   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Suburban Sprawl   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Batwings Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
No Parking   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Friends on top of Batwings and Delay of Game

Batwings 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - West
Batwings climbs the crack 15-20 feet right of Norma's book. The initial crack protects well and climbs easy, until you reach the horizontal crack. Place a cam in this crack and angle or traverse right. Aim for the crack just left of the roof. This crack takes hand jams like it was designes for them, and then turns vertical. It still takes the hand jams for a distance then thins out into 2 thin cracks. Take your pick, or use both and pop up onto the face. Find your moves and pick your prot...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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From: Alpine, Utah and Almo, Idaho
Nov 23, 2012
You can downclimb from routes on the west side of Parking Lot Rock. Head south along the top to the final chain anchors. About 15' of 5.5 from the top leads to easier rock - the hardest moves are dropping onto the face below the chains - should you ever find yourself on top without a rope.

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