Elevation: 6,200 ft
GPS: 34.195, -117.089 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Oct 8, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

High 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 There

Midway 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Twin Cracks
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Twin Cracks School Rock - W Face
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aaron hope
Walnut Creek, CA
aaron hope   Walnut Creek, CA
This place is fun! Cool routes with a great view. My car couldn't make it the half mile on the rough dirt road. Not a big deal..its a short walk from the main road (15min) cause you can cut directly toward the Rock as soon as you see it. Jun 14, 2011
Michael Clark
Riverside, CA
Michael Clark   Riverside, CA
Can anyone tell me if you can TR any of the routes. Just wondering if you can get on top from the back or not. Sep 30, 2012
C Miller   CA  
Yes, it's an easy scramble to the top of the rock and worth it just to watch the sunset. Oct 9, 2012
Sarah Barron
Glendora, CA
Sarah Barron   Glendora, CA
At the beginning of the "unmarked dirt road", a newly constructed gate now exists: "San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust". The drive in access is blocked. Jul 15, 2016
And there is a sign at the gate saying "Coyote rock." Did they rename it? Apr 12, 2017
TNTDAD  
It seems the Land Trust is trying to improve the "dirt road" by keeping cars off of it. They've covered it in wood chips to keep dust down and reduce rutting. They probably intend it to be used primarily for horseback riding judged by the way they built the gate. Jul 30, 2018