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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Lower Sam Merrill Trail
A steady, steep climb up to the ruins of the Echo Mountain Resort. Near Pasadena, CA
Sunset Ridge Trail
A fantastic singletrack descent featuring speed and technical sections with a couple of small drops. Near Pasadena, CA
Strawberry Peak Trail
Connects Colby Canyon Trail to Redbox. Near Altadena, CA
Turnbull Canyon
A huge mountain bike playground with a vast combination of trails, loops and connectors. Near Whittier, CA
Rose Hills Fire Rd
An easy, but steep fire road climb to the top with incredible views of LA and the mountains. Near Whittier, CA
Silver Moccasin
Additional options near the Hillyer region. Near Monrovia, CA
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Inland Empire  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

See individual areas for directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

577 Total Routes

['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',155],['2 Stars',227],['1 Star',151],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',26],['5.7',20],['5.8',22],['5.9',39],['5.10',97],['5.11',72],['5.12',52],['5.13',11],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',119],['V2-3',100],['V4-5',29],['V6-7',8],['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 Inland Empire:
Beach Problem   V2+ 5+ PG13     Boulder, 18'   Beach Area : Beach Boulder
Uncle Ho   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Slander Sector
Flexercise   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Wonderstuff   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Quarry : Torture Machine Area
Tangerine Dream   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Riverside Quarry : Torture Machine Area
Trundle Trophy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Agony Arch   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Riverside Quarry : Agony Arch Area
Flesh and Blood   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
American Dream   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 250'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Violator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area
Nostalgia   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Leviathan   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Forbidden Fruit   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area
Raging Raptor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Survival of the Fittest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Right of the Roof
Hanging by a Thread   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Choss Goggles   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Taboo   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area
The Ultimate   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Kingpin   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Rubble Row
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Featured Route For Inland Empire
Rope hanging on Lucky 12a

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

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California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Ste...
California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Ste...
Lizard King Crack (5.10a), Nuevo
Lizard King Crack (5.10a), Nuevo
Jack flashing Leviathan (5.11d). photo by socalbol...
Jack flashing Leviathan (5.11d). photo by socalbol...
Bee and Orange blossom, Riverside County
Bee and Orange blossom, Riverside County
Brad Singer midway up Agony Arch (5.11b), Riversid...
Brad Singer midway up Agony Arch (5.11b), Riversid...
Sunset, Riverside County
Sunset, Riverside County
High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
Lake view from rock.
Lake view from rock.
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
One of many beautiful buildings in downtown Rivers...
One of many beautiful buildings in downtown Rivers...
Fearful symmetry, Nuevo
Fearful symmetry, Nuevo
Spring flowers at Steele Valley, Riverside County
Spring flowers at Steele Valley, Riverside County
The raincross is a common sight around the City of...
The raincross is a common sight around the City of...
Mr. Rex profile, Cabazon
Mr. Rex profile, Cabazon
Last of the sun, Nuevo
Last of the sun, Nuevo
Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
BETA PHOTO: Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
Gigantor (5.9), Nuevo
Gigantor (5.9), Nuevo
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
View of Tahquitz from Menifee Boulders
View of Tahquitz from Menifee Boulders
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Climbing at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Climbing at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Rock for days, Nuevo
Rock for days, Nuevo

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