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',172],['2 Stars',234],['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
Over-exposed V5 6C
: Inland Empire
: ... : Island Wall
Begin just under where the arching crack forms an "L" and proceed straight up with poor starting footholds and some cranky edges up the vertical face. Routinely bouldered by some, although many will choose to toprope this testpiece. Unfortunately, this route along with "In the Picture" and "Teflon" has been damaged by copious amounts of rock-colored paint at its start (done to cover up graffiti). While an effort has been made to remove paint from the most crucial footholds, these problems have d...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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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
Gigantor (5.9), Nuevo
Mr. Rex profile, Cabazon
Lord of the Rims Tire Shop, San Bernardino
BETA PHOTO: Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
Agony Arch (5.11b), Riverside Quarry
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
Old barn near Aguanga, Riverside County
View of Tahquitz from Menifee Boulders
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
California Citrus Cooperative, Riverside
One of many beautiful buildings in downtown Rivers...
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