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Eye of the Beholder T 
Back for More T,S 
Bombay Bitch T 
Bring in the Fembots T,S 
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 
Farm Alarm TR 
Fly By T,S 
Flying In The Mountains T,S 
Free For All  T,S 
Hawaiian , The T 
Hayley Anna T 
Homeworld T 
Hummock World T 
Jokers to the Right T 
Machine Gun Jubblies S 
Moss Madness T 
P-Line Express T 
Rough Arond the Edges Direct T,S 
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 
Too High T 
Tweet This T 
Unchaste, The T,S 
Unnamed Skelton route T,S 
Whorny Toad T 
Woody Woodpecker T 
Wretched in Stone T 
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Parkline Slab  

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 15, 2007
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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, then follow a loose stream bed to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

42 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Parkline Slab:
Secret Agent Dward   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Caribbean Cruise   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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'   
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   
Machine Gun Jubblies   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Stonequest   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Free For All    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Woody Woodpecker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
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, Sport, 6 pitches, 800'   
Dangling Chads   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Grade III   
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Flying In The Mountains 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Parkline Slab
Another great Sean Jones Route with several excellent pitches.P1 (9) Climb the left facing corner, a bit loose at the top, to a bolted belay.You can also start with Hummock world 5.7 on the left or Rough Around the Edges to the right. Rough Around the Edges climbs the arete just right of the Flying in the Mountains corner (9). Or best start is on the face just down and right (10b) past a pin and 3 bolts into a thin crack on the arete.P2 (10a/b) Follow the obvious finger crack up to...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Springtime in El Portal. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Springtime in El Portal. Photo by Blitzo.
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left of Tweet This. Approach by climbing the mixed route Handle with Care.
Eye of the Lyger a fun 10b crack route a bit left ...
Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
Josh Mucciman on the Unchaste
18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab.  Kind of nasty, with moss, choss, loose rock, etc.  Avoid unless you want an 'adventure'. <br /> <br />We did it in 4 pitches, and rapped off the pine tree at the top to two bolted rap stations with double 60m ropes.
BETA PHOTO: 18-October-2008: Right Side (5.7) at Parkline Slab...
Josh on the Unchaste
Josh on the Unchaste
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
Chris v. on Dressed to Drill 11+
Parkline Slab from El Portal.
Parkline Slab from El Portal.

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By Osprey
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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.