The Parking Lot Wall

This wall is filled with beginner to intermediate sport routes and it’s also where I spent most of my first ever day at Rumney (which included getting shutdown by a very wet Rubicon (5.10b)).

Appropriately named, the crag is right behind Rumney’s main parking lot. Keep in mind that both crag and lot get jam-packed on weekends when the weather’s good. There are plenty of worthwhile beginner-friendly climbs on less than vertical walls such as Glory Jean’s (5.6), Cafe au Lait (5.6), and Shealyn’s Way (5.7). This is the perfect place to transition from gym to crag. There are harder, steeper routes on the adjacent wall to the right side of the cliff, which includes Espresso (5.10d) and 100% Columbian (5.11c). The routes range from short (25’) to longer (75’).

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Aaron Gerry

Aaron Gerry

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Aaron is a climber and freelance writer. He writes about, you guessed it, climbing, travel (17 countries and counting), and has been featured in publications such as Rock and Ice, goEast, and The Project Magazine. He’s keen on trad and bouldering, and sport as well. You can read more of his work at

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