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Elevation: 965 ft 294 m
GPS: 34.0169, -117.41657
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Shared By: Isaac Tait on Dec 30, 2006 · Updates
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The majority of the Quarry is west facing, so the seasons dictate when is the best time to climb. In the summer you can climb to noon, in the winter climb in the Agony Arch area in the morning and the rest of the crag in the afternoon. When it is really windy a few climbs in Slab City are protected. Weekends can get really busy and noisy but there are so many climbs here that crowds are sparse.

The granite is very high quality and has many unique features due to the early quarrying operations. A lot of the climbs have key holds reinforced with glue and more than a few climbs have holds drilled or chipped. Most of the routes are over 100 feet, some with as many as 24 bolts. This is mostly a sport climbing area, with chains or other suitable anchors at the top of almost every climb. Many routes can be done with 10-12 quickdraws, though. 

If you are l If you are looking for an afternoon of fun climbing on good rock this is your ticket.

Food Suggest change

Although there are lots of fast food restaurants nearby the preferred choice is the nearby
which is just north of the 60 Freeway on the right-hand side (as you drive to the crag) which has amazing tacos (try the carne asada tacos) for $1.35 they are amazing.

Guidebook

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A lot of the route beta (# of bolts anchors at the top, and locations) are taken from the guide book, for the sole purpose of providing information and developing further interest in the area. Please contact Louie Anderson (socalbolter@cox.net) to get a copy of the guide book. This are has been very well developed, and most of the cost has been paid for by the route developers. 100% of the proceeds of the guidebook go towards paying for bolts and anchors at the Riverside Quarry. The cost of the guide book is $19.95.

Getting There

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From Los Angeles and points west: Take the I-10 Freeway East, South on I-15, East on the 60. Exit Valley Way. Turn left; the cliffs are now visible to the NE. Turn right on Sierra, and then left on the dirt road after the housing development.

From Redlands and points east: Take the I-10 West to the I-215 South, then West on 60. Exit Valley Way/Arnold, turn right then another right on Sierra.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Riverside Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Uncle Ho
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 228
Tangerine Dream
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 141
Trundle Trophy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Agony Arch
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 86
Flesh and Blood
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 58
Violator
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Nostalgia
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 62
Leviathan
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Raging Raptor
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Forbidden Fruit
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
Balrog
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
Survival of the Fittest
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 40
Hanging by a Thread
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Trepanation
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Kingpin
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Uncle Ho (g) Slander Sector
 82
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tangerine Dream (f) Torture Machine Area
 228
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Trundle Trophy (c) Left of the Roof
 141
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Agony Arch (q) Agony Arch Area
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Flesh and Blood (c) Left of the Roof
 86
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Violator (m) Taboo Area
 58
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nostalgia (d) Roof Area
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Leviathan (d) Roof Area
 62
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Raging Raptor (c) Left of the Roof
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Forbidden Fruit (m) Taboo Area
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Balrog (d) Roof Area
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Survival of the Fittest (e) Right of the Roof
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hanging by a Thread (d) Roof Area
 40
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Trepanation (d) Roof Area
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Kingpin (h) Rubble Row
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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