Mount Rubidoux Climbing
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Rubidoux's boulder-strewn hilltop offers not only the ubiquitous boulders, but there are slabs and blocks of light-colored quartz monzonite offering virtually endless quality boulder problems and top-ropes with famous dimes edges and relatively smooth texture.
In October of 1983 and 1984 Randy Vogel organized the Mt. Rubidoux Bouldering Contest and helped create new enthusiasm for climbing at Rubidoux that had diminished since the likes of Phil and Paul Gleason, the preternatural Phil Haney and Don O'Kelley frequented the hill since the 1960s, along with the famous dime-edge masters, Kevin Powell and Darrel Hensel in the 1980s & 90s. Numerous guidebooks by Steve Mackey (1976), Randy Vogel (1984 map), Paul Hellweg & Warstler (1988) and Craig Fry (1990) have documented and described the vast number of boulder problems, top-ropes, and climbing routes at Mt. Rudidoux.
Rest assured that there is enough quality climbing to be found at Rubidoux to keep even the most proficient climber busy for years.
Take Interstate 60 or 91/215 and go to Rubidoux. The mountain is the obvious granite boulder strewn one with a white cross on top of it. From the 91/215, take 14th St. to Redwood (left).
There is a large parking lot at Ryan Bonaminio Park (5000 Tequesquite Ave) directly south of the main trailhead.
If approaching from the west (Interstate 60), take the Mission Blvd. exit and head East. You'll see Mount Rubidoux on your right up ahead. You can then take Redwood (right) to Tequesquite and park at Ryan Bonaminio Park.
- The distance from Ryan Bonaminio Park to the Mt. Rubidoux entrance is roughly a 1/4 mile.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Rubidoux
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