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Elevation: 1,600'
Location: 33.9843, -117.392 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 18, 2011
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High above Riverside on the Beehive Crack (V-easy)...

Description 

The Borson's area contains some of the best moderate and most easily accessible bouldering at Rubidoux. All the problems are located no more than a few yards from the access road that is situated just to the East of the summit cross.

Unlike some areas at Rubidoux the majority of the problems located here are not too tall and all have good solid flat landings.

Standout problems here are Flight of the Bumble Bee, Killer Bees, Auto Pilot, Masterlock and not forgetting the fun Cornerstone Righthand.

Getting There 

Walk up the access road towards the summit. Close to the summit on the East side you'll see the obvious bridge and tower. This is located at the north end of the area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

32 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',12],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Borson's Area:
Beehive Mantle   V0+ 4+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
Borson's Leftside   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Wall
King Bee   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   The Beehive Wall
Bumble Bee   V2+ 5+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
Masterlock   V3- 6A     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Wall
Killer Bees   V3+ 6A+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
Borson's Mantel   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Wall
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Featured Route For Borson's Area
As seen from the road, "Autopilot" ascends at center of photo.

Auto Pilot 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Borson's Wall
The Auto Pilot boulder is located to the right of Borson's Wall about 20 feet above the road. "Auto Pilot" ascends through a steep bulge and into a shallow corner. It probably has some of the coolest moves of any Rubidoux problem, and is one of just a handful of the classics here that have nary a micro-crimp on them (unusual for Rubidoux). Although described as an .11b toprope in the Craig Fry guide, the rating is a sandbag. This could be looked at in modern-day crashpad terms as a highball V4. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Borson's Area Slideshow Add Photo
Beehive Crack (V-easy), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Crack (V-easy), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux

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