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
588 Total Routes
['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',162],['2 Stars',229],['1 Star',153],['Bomb',1]
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Hardy Boy Crack 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Hardy Boy Boulder
Start from a two finger pin scar and a flared three finger tips sidepull with horrible, glassy feet and crank a looong reach to a better jam; once past the crux the climbing eases to about 5.9 in difficulty. Although listed as a toprope in various guidebooks, it could easily be led or even soloed as the difficulties are past once you're about 15' off the ground.Orignally an aid climb using pins (one of the reasons it goes free) it still provides fun, clean aid practice if so desired.Th...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
Yes the IE even has deep water soloing!!!
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Spring flowers at Steele Valley, Riverside County
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The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Looking towards Nuevo, Riverside County
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Checker Fiddleneck and old National Forest boundar...
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