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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Inland Empire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 147
Whammy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 79
Industrial Bliss
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 142
Flexercise
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 72
Uncle Ho
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 97
Wonderstuff
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 196
Tangerine Dream
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 128
Trundle Trophy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 59
Ground Zero
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 56
Metro
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 69
Double Whammy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 71
Flesh and Blood
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 55
Violator
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 46
Nostalgia
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 49
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 Riverside Quarry > (f) Torture Machine Area
 147
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Industrial Bliss Riverside Quarry > (p) The Fun Factory
 79
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Flexercise Riverside Quarry > (c) Left of the Roof
 142
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Uncle Ho Riverside Quarry > (g) Slander Sector
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wonderstuff Riverside Quarry > (f) Torture Machine Area
 97
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tangerine Dream Riverside Quarry > (f) Torture Machine Area
 196
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Trundle Trophy Riverside Quarry > (c) Left of the Roof
 128
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ground Zero Riverside Quarry > (e) Right of the Roof
 59
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Metro Riverside Quarry > (b) Metro Sector
 56
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Double Whammy Riverside Quarry > (f) Torture Machine Area
 69
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flesh and Blood Riverside Quarry > (c) Left of the Roof
 71
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Violator Riverside Quarry > (m) Taboo Area
 55
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nostalgia Riverside Quarry > (d) Roof Area
 46
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Leviathan Riverside Quarry > (d) Roof Area
 49
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hanging by a Thread Riverside Quarry > (d) Roof Area
 39
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Watch out for the guidebook recommendation and anywhere you see positive feedback for TJ’s Taco’s. Sub-substandard cleanliness. Repeat: sub-substandard cleanliness all around. Sep 1, 2018