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Borson's Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,600'
Location: 33.9843, -117.392 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 18, 2011


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High above Riverside on the Beehive Crack (V-easy)...


The Borson's area contains some of the best moderate and most easily accessible bouldering at Rubidoux. All the problems are located no more than a few yards from the access road that is situated just to the East of the summit cross.

Unlike some areas at Rubidoux the majority of the problems located here are not too tall and all have good solid flat landings.

Standout problems here are Flight of the Bumble Bee, Killer Bees, Auto Pilot, Masterlock and not forgetting the fun Cornerstone Righthand.

Getting There 

Walk up the access road towards the summit. Close to the summit on the East side you'll see the obvious bridge and tower. This is located at the north end of the area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Borson's Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Borson's Area:
Beehive Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 15'   The Beehive Wall
Beehive Mantle   V0+ 4+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
King Bee   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   The Beehive Wall
Borson's Leftside   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Wall
Bumble Bee   V2+ 5+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
King Bee Dyno   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   The Beehive Wall
Masterlock   V3- 6A     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Wall
Killer Bees   V3+ 6A+     Boulder   The Beehive Wall
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Featured Route For Borson's Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Euan at the crux of Masterlock (V2), Mt. Rubidoux....

Masterlock V3- 6A  California : Inland Empire : ... : Borson's Wall
Unique problem beginning with a steep sidepull move to the "masterlock"--crank your tips in the obvious gash. A strange and obvious "thunder egg" or "geode" feature protrudes from the rock to the right of the gash and makes for an interesting hold should you find you need it. Some people exit right on this problem, utilizing holds at the top of "Black Pinch," but to truly send one must procede straight up and make a somewhat-insecure mantle. Use crashpads, or risk a pounding if you pitch and hit...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Borson's Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Rock Climbing Photo: Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Mantle (V0+), Mt. Rubidoux
Rock Climbing Photo: Beehive Crack (V-easy), Mt. Rubidoux
Beehive Crack (V-easy), Mt. Rubidoux

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