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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 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

594 Total Routes

['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',170],['2 Stars',228],['1 Star',152],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',26],['5.7',20],['5.8',23],['5.9',39],['5.10',97],['5.11',73],['5.12',52],['5.13',11],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',126],['V2-3',105],['V4-5',32],['V6-7',9],['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
Flexercise   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Uncle Ho   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Slander Sector
Wonderstuff   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Quarry : Tangerine Dream Area
Trundle Trophy   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
Tangerine Dream   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Riverside Quarry : Tangerine Dream Area
Flesh and Blood   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   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
Nostalgia   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Violator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area
American Dream   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 250'   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
Trepanation   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Riverside Quarry : Roof Area
Taboo   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Riverside Quarry : Taboo Area
Choss Goggles   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Riverside Quarry : Left of the Roof
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
Just below the upper crux of Violator (5.11c), Riv...

Violator 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Taboo Area
Start up a short section of easy slab to the base of a left-facing flake system which is jammed/liebacked to a cruxy sequence transitioning into another flake system; being tall helps, as does good technique. Once established in the upper flake race the pump as you climb the spectacular flake system, finishing with a second crux as you work fingery edges up and left, and then back right to anchors on a large ledge.Athletic and pumpy with great positioning which makes this route a highl...[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
Yes the IE even has deep water soloing!!!
Yes the IE even has deep water soloing!!!
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
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Looking towards Nuevo, Riverside County
Looking towards Nuevo, Riverside County
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
Lonely dirt lot on Main Street, downtown Riverside
I am Lizard King!!!
I am Lizard King!!!
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Checker Fiddleneck and old National Forest boundar...
Checker Fiddleneck and old National Forest boundar...
Rock for days, Nuevo
Rock for days, Nuevo

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