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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).
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Cairo 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ID : City of Rocks : ... : Parking Lot Rock - Northeas...
On the north end of the east face, scramble up a gully to a short overhaning arete. Climb this technical and pumpy climb bouncing to the left side and back to the right near the top. If you stay right, it requires tough moves, calves of steel, and a right hand that has had the sweat glands removed. It also has less exposure....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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