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BETA PHOTO: The Island, Mt. Rubidoux


The Island Area consists of a number of bouldering spots scattered throughout the area, and a taller South East facing wall Island Wall which contains a number of taller top rope problems.

All the climbs are easily accessed via the road.

Getting There 

The Island Area is located on the southern end of Mt Rubidoux. It is easily recognized since it appears like an island to the main summit.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Island Area:
Peppertree Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder, 10'   Peppertree Boulder
Five Niner   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Island Wall
Linear Fracture Traverse   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Hueco Boulder
In the Picture   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Island Wall
Teflon   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 15'   Island Wall
Over-exposed   V5 6C R     Boulder, 20'   Island Wall
Route A   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Hueco Boulder
Island Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3     TR, Boulder, 25'   Island Wall
The Entertainer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 15'   Island Wall
Ashtar Roof   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   Island Wall
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Featured Route For Island Area
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In the Picture V4 6B  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Island Wall
Begin at the start of "Five Niner" and go left with the arch using poor, painted-over footholds and mostly-shallow underclings and sidepulls until it is possible to gain the jugs up and right from the arch. Follow these good holds to the OTD top-out. A "cute" variation to "Overexposed" according to one Stonemaster. Despite the paint detracting from this problem somewhat, it still has some cool movement....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Old bolt to the right of Her Crack, Island Area.
Old bolt to the right of Her Crack, Island Area.
The Island Area
BETA PHOTO: The Island Area
A busy day at the Island.
A busy day at the Island.

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By Mike Radford
From: Orange, CA
Apr 8, 2012
Went to this area today and there is a bees nest in the tree to the left of th dynamite boulder.
By Tyler Logan
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 27, 2009
Someone has done an amazing job of cleaning the paint off the main Island wall! Problems like "Teflon" and "In the Picture" are significantly easier and more pleasant to climb.
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