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Elevation: 1,359 ft 414 m
GPS: 33.98774, -117.30998
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Belvedere Heights offers very nice climbing on good granite if you don't mind short climbs. There are some walls of greater height but they are in more remote locations and require even more hiking to access.

Numerous walls lie within easy access, surrounded by many smaller boulders offering great potential for bouldering problems. 

Most of the climbs are sport routes but there are a few nice cracks that protect well on gear. There are several TR problems but then most of the lines in the area can be easily set up for top-rope. 

  • Although certainly not a destination crag, this is a great place to spend the day when the more popular spots in Southern California are experiencing highs in the 40's or 50's; Riverside tends to be 10 or more degrees warmer than the high desert.

Getting There Suggest change

The Belvedere Heights Area of Box Springs Mountain Reserve is located just off the CA-60 in Riverside, on the southwest flanks of Box Springs Mountain, up behind UC Riverside.

 If coming from LA or points north, take the CA-60 east and exit to Blaine St. east. 

If coming from points south or east (San Diego, Moreno Valley), take the CA-60 west and exit Watkins Dr. north. From Watkins, turn right on Blaine. Park at the signed parking area at the intersection of Blaine Street and Terrace Drive.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Belvedere Heights

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+ PG13
 4
Klipspringer's Warmup
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Jabba
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Jabba Mind Tricks
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Kawabunga
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 12
Knobulator
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Pimple Patrol
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
Broken Heart
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Devil Man
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Good Son
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Evil Eye
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 25
Hands off the Crack
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Little Jerry Seinfeld
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Creature Comforts
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Blue Collar
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 5
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Klipspringer's Warmup Belvedere Heigh… > … > Safari Cluster > Kopje Corner
 4
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Jabba Belvedere Heigh… > … > Star Wars Cluster > Jabba Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Jabba Mind Tricks Belvedere Heigh… > … > Star Wars Cluster > Jabba Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Kawabunga Belvedere Heigh… > … > Ancient Cluster > Giza
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Knobulator Belvedere Heigh… > Knob Wall
 12
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a TR
Pimple Patrol Belvedere Heigh… > Knob Wall
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Broken Heart Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Devil Man Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Good Son Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Evil Eye Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 14
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hands off the Crack Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 25
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Little Jerry Seinfeld Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Creature Comforts Belvedere Heigh… > Main Wall > Main Wall Left
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Blue Collar Belvedere Heigh… > Knob Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
[Redacted] Belvedere Heigh… > Knob Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
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