Inland Empire Rock Climbing
Historic part of downtown Riverside
The Inland Empire of western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is less developed than the coastal part of the Greater Los Angeles area to its west. It has a transitional climate and geography that is dryer than the coast plain, but less harsh than the true desert across San Gorgonio Pass to the east.
Mountain ranges form its physical boundaries: the Santa Ana Mountains
to the west, San Bernardino Mountains
on the north, and San Jacinto Mountains
to the south.
Climbing areas here are often on foothills of the mountains surrounding it, and include the Big Rock Area
, Mount Rubidoux
, and the Riverside Quarry
See individual areas for directions.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
607 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',38],['3 Stars',171],['2 Stars',235],['1 Star',157],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Inland Empire
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Inland Empire:
Featured Route For Inland Empire
Trapeze V0 4 CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Half Dome Boulder
On the southwest side of the larger Half Dome boulder, climb up the vertical face on excellent rock. Use sidebulls, an undercling, and incut flakes near the top. Fairly OTD with a not-so-great landing, many might opt to set a toprope utilizing the same anchors that are used for the north face cracks. Warning: lizards live under the deep undercling and might startle you, although I've never had one bite me in what I imagine are probably more than a hundred ascents....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Ste...
Lizard King Crack (5.10a), Nuevo
Brad Singer midway up Agony Arch (5.11b), Riversid...
Jack flashing Leviathan (5.11d). photo by socalbol...
Bee and Orange blossom, Riverside County
High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Lord of the Rims Tire Shop, San Bernardino
Gigantor (5.9), Nuevo
Mr. Rex profile, Cabazon
View of Tahquitz from Menifee Boulders
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
Old barn near Aguanga, Riverside County
Almost there, Mount Rubidoux
Lichen on oak, Wildwood Canyon SP
The raincross is a common sight around the City of...
Burma-Shave sign, Riverside County
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