Inland Empire Rock Climbing
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
605 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',174],['2 Stars',232],['1 Star',155],['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:
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Lucky 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : The Tall Wall
Right most line on the Tall Wall. Begin at the upper right platform, above the rest of this area. Reach far left to clip the first bolt. One easier low crux with invisible feet leads to fun climbing to a high crux with even more imaginary feet. Very fun climbing above the hard sections. A bit more technical movement on this one in the crux areas....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Ste...
Lizard King Crack (5.10a), Nuevo
Jack flashing Leviathan (5.11d). photo by socalbol...
Bee and Orange blossom, Riverside County
Brad Singer midway up Agony Arch (5.11b), Riversid...
High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
Old barn near Aguanga, Riverside County
Local color, Riverside County
View of Tahquitz from Menifee Boulders
Climbing at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
BETA PHOTO: Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
Checker Fiddleneck and old National Forest boundar...
Agony Arch (5.11b), Riverside Quarry
Burma-Shave sign, Riverside County
Spring flowers at Steele Valley, Riverside County
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
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