Riverside Quarry (temporarily CLOSED) Rock Climbing
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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.
- 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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Riverside Quarry (temporarily CLOSED)
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