1 - Parkline Slab Rock Climbing
Parkline Slab. Photo by Blitzo.
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.
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.
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]
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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'
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'
Homeworld 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 8 pitches, 800'
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The Unchaste 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
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This route starts with well protected face climbing that will keep you on your toes. The crux comes mid way on the first pitch with a second crux above a diorite band. The second pitch is easier but still challenging with mostly face climbing and a bit of crack near the pitches end. The last pitch is very easy but fun crack climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Springtime in El Portal. Photo by Blitzo.
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Parkline Slab from El Portal.
Aug 11, 2015
The rock/mudslide that occurred a couple of weeks ago probably altered the approach to this area. I haven't been up there to check it out but i'm assuming extra caution should be used if heading up there.
By Osprey Overhang
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.