Belvedere Heights Area Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Bill Olszewski on Feb 12, 2021|
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Box Springs Mountain Reserve in Riverside offers some 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.
Six main walls lie within easy access, surrounded by many smaller boulders offering great potential for bouldering problems. Most of the climbs are bolted 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 Box Springs 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.
- A note regarding star ratings: The routes here are very short and it has been my experience that most climbers don't think much of short routes. Therefore they tend to be quite stingy when it comes to awarding stars. I have always held that star ratings should be specific to the area; call it a suggestion as to the better (or worse) climbs in that area.
The Belvedere Heights Area of Box Springs Mountain Reserve is located just off the CA-60 in Riverside, on the flanks of Box Springs Mountain, up behind the 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Belvedere Heights Area
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