Elevation: 1,000 ft
GPS: 34.017, -117.417 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Isaac T. on Dec 30, 2006 with improvements by Adam Block and 2 others
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Open, with restrictions: Park on the street Details

Description

As of August 5th 2019 climbing at the quarry is banned.   To ensure future access please follow the ban.

More details here socalclimberscoalition.org/


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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. This is a popular area for dirt bikers; on the weekends it can get really busy and noisy. 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.

This place is a great place to spend an afternoon, but due to its close proximity to Riverside and other surrounding cities, there is a lot of trash, junked cars, and random other pieces of junk that no one wants anymore. If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet place to climb, this is definitely not it. If you are looking for an afternoon of fun climbing on good rock this is your ticket.

Access

  • Effective August 5th 2019 the Riverside Rock Quarry located in Jurupa Valley will be temporarily closed to climbing. The closure is due to a large home and park development that will be at the base of the cliff and wrapping around the north and south sides of the cliff. The closure will be in effect for a minimum of one year while the construction is underway. The So Cal Climber’s Coalition (SCCC) has been working directly with Jurupa Valley Parks Department, Lennar Corporation (the land owner/developer) with support from Access Fund to work out a long term solution for the ownership of the cliff and long term access for climbers. The development will include a baseball field, park, snack bar and restrooms right at the base of the north end of the cliff and SCCC is working with JVPD and Lennar to include a climber parking lot with trash cans.

    Matthew Hulet (President of SCCC) stated “this creates a unique opportunity for climbers to sit down with a land developer and a municipality to work through the best long term solution for everyone. This project will clean up all the trash, eliminate further dumping and possibly turn the quarry into a climbing park.” For more information about SCCC please visit the website (which is still under construction) socalclimberscoalition.org or their Instagram and Facebook.

Food

Although there are lots of fast food restaurants nearby the preferred choice is the nearby
TJ Tacos - for all your pre/post send calories 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

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

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

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 151
Whammy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 80
Industrial Bliss
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 145
Flexercise
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Uncle Ho
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 99
Wonderstuff
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 205
Tangerine Dream
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 131
Trundle Trophy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Ground Zero
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
Metro
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 70
Double Whammy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
Flesh and Blood
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 56
Violator
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
Nostalgia
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 51
Leviathan
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 39
Hanging by a Thread
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Whammy (f) Torture Machine Area
 151
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Industrial Bliss (p) The Fun Factory
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Flexercise (c) Left of the Roof
 145
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Uncle Ho (g) Slander Sector
 75
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wonderstuff (f) Torture Machine Area
 99
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tangerine Dream (f) Torture Machine Area
 205
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Trundle Trophy (c) Left of the Roof
 131
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ground Zero (e) Right of the Roof
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Metro (b) Metro Sector
 57
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Double Whammy (f) Torture Machine Area
 70
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flesh and Blood (c) Left of the Roof
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Violator (m) Taboo Area
 56
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nostalgia (d) Roof Area
 46
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Leviathan (d) Roof Area
 51
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hanging by a Thread (d) Roof Area
 39
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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