School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock) Climbing
|GPS:||34.195, -117.089 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Oct 8, 2010|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionHigh on a hillside above the town of Running Springs is this sixty foot high, west-facing formation with a nice selection of routes from 5.5 to 5.12 on clean, compact granite offering year-round climbing provided snow levels aren't too high. With it's westerly aspect this area can get really hot making it ideal for summer mornings or spring and fall afternoons. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the area as they're commonly seen when it's warm.
Twin Cracks (5.8), Small Wooden Babies (5.9), Ventana (5.10a), Hot for Teacher (5.10d) and Aswad (5.12b) are all recommended routes for the area.
Several other small formations and some bouldering are also found in the immediate vicinity.
Getting ThereMidway between the town of Running Springs and Keller Peak Road make a turn onto Running Springs School Road and follow it for 0.8 miles to an unmarked dirt road on the left. Drive 0.5 miles to a spot where the rock is visible and park on the left. A 5-10 minute walk with minimal elevation gain leads directly to the base.
As an alternative you can drive 0.7 miles from the start of the dirt road to a spot where the road splits. Take the left fork and continue for another 0.3 miles as it winds around to a circular parking area on the backside of the rock. Descend a gully on the left (south) side of the rock to the base. The approach takes about 5 minutes or less.
Classic Climbing Routes at School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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