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A tall east/west facing buttress, Parking Lot Rock is home to around 24 routes with the majority in the 5.7 to 5.9 range. This is a low approach cliff with potential for day-round climbing as the sun switches faces. As with most City of Rocks areas, most routes have some trad gear needed with 6 or so exceptions. There are a few clasics on this cliff. Delay of Game, Norma's Book, Batwings, Funky Bolt, and Just Another Pretty Face all deserve classic status.
Take Emery Canyon Road off of City of Rocks Road, until you pass campsites 64 & 65. Park at the parking lot on the right. Parking Lot Rock is the obvious cliff closest to the Parking Lot (hence the name).
18 Total Routes
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Thin Slice 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
Thin Slice is one of the best 5.10a trad climbs at the City. It is found on the north east side of Parking Lot rock, just east of Cario (5.11a). The climb starts in a right facing dihedral, and follows a juggy crack with good gear. A small bulge is pulled and the crux finger crack is just above. Figure out the tricky moves along a finger crack and you will arrive at a ledge with 2 bolts. An extra finger sized cam (#1 friend) will be helpful in the upper finger crack....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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