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Areas in Mount Rubidoux

Accomazzo Area 0 / 0 / 3 / 34 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Beach Area 1 / 0 / 12 / 41 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 54
Borson's Area 0 / 0 / 4 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Circle Crack Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Cross Rock Area 4 / 0 / 3 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 13
Half Moon Area 0 / 0 / 3 / 29 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Hardy Boy Area 1 / 0 / 5 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Island Area 1 / 0 / 5 / 35 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Joe Brown and Half Dome Area 0 / 1 / 13 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Lower Exit Road Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Wall of Glass Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Wild West Area 0 / 0 / 1 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15

Description

Mt. Rubidoux or simply Rubidoux is a large 161 acre boulder-covered hill that overlooks the City of Riverside and is a designated park and landmark. The 2009 road improvements greatly boosted the number of walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and climbers enjoying the slopes of Mt. Rubidoux.

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.

Getting There

Take Hwy 60 or Hwy 91 and go to Rubidoux. The mountain is the obvious granite boulder strewn one with a white cross on top of it. If approaching from the east, take 14th st. to Glenwood. Park just south on Glenwood, by the gate entrance and trail head (don't block the gate). If approaching from the west (Hwy 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 14th (right) to Glenwood (left) and park a block or two up it. Once you see the hill with the cross you can also park anywhere legal closer to the spot you wish to head.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Rubidoux

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 33
Beehive Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 26
King Bee
Boulder
V1 5
 19
Turtle Dome Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Five Niner
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 15
Bumble Bee
Boulder
V2+ 5+ PG13
 8
Beach Problem
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 4
King Bee Dyno
Boulder
V3- 6A
 9
Masterlock
Boulder
V4 6B
 10
In the Picture
Boulder
V5 6C R
 5
Over-exposed
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
The Mug
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3
 27
Island Crack
TR, Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 PG13
 31
Tissiack
TR, Boulder
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
The Eye
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 5
Hardy Boy Crack
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beehive Crack Borson's Area > Beehive Wall
 33
V-easy 3 Boulder
King Bee Borson's Area > Beehive Wall
 26
V1 5 Boulder
Turtle Dome Crack Half Moon Area > Turtle Dome
 19
V1 5 Boulder
Five Niner Island Area > Island Wall
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
Bumble Bee Borson's Area > Beehive Wall
 15
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Beach Problem Beach Area > Beach Boulder
 8
V2+ 5+ PG13 Boulder
King Bee Dyno Borson's Area > Beehive Wall
 4
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Masterlock Borson's Area > Borson's Wall
 9
V3- 6A Boulder
In the Picture Island Area > Island Wall
 10
V4 6B Boulder
Over-exposed Island Area > Island Wall
 5
V5 6C R Boulder
The Mug Half Moon Area > Harrison Boulder
 14
V5 6C Boulder
Island Crack Island Area > Island Wall
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3 TR, Boulder
Tissiack Joe Brown and H… > Half Dome Boulder
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 PG13 TR, Boulder
The Eye Joe Brown and H… > Joe Brown
 22
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Hardy Boy Crack Hardy Boy Area > Hardy Boy Boulder
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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C Miller   CA  
vimeo.com/98184304 Apr 11, 2015
Nicholas Rondilone
Riverside, California
Nicholas Rondilone   Riverside, California
I'm making a thing. Watch till the end.


youtube.com/watch?v=nBBh2bE… Apr 25, 2017
Bill Odenthal
Whittier, CA
Bill Odenthal   Whittier, CA
Question, who put bolts on the face right of the Cable Route on HalDome bolder? And why? Jun 11, 2017

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