Elephant Hill Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Main Boulders to the right of the Main Wall. 3rd ...
This deserted hill is located right off of Mission Road. No obvious trails have been established, making hiking somewhat of a pain. It is almost always sunny, but trees near the climbing locations provide plenty of shade between attempts. Although there is plenty of potential for this undeveloped area, much of the rock on the hill is pure choss, and the hill itself is almost entirely unexplored. Only a few FA's have been set, and a large granite wall roughly 50 feet long and ranging from 10 to 25 feet high provides many hopeful bouldering problems.
From the 57 Freeway, exit at Temple Ave and head East. Take the first light going left onto Mission Blvd, following the road for just a minute until you reach Sorrento Dr. Turn left onto Sorrento Dr and park along the street. A gate says Road End, but directly to the left is a small hill leading behind the housing complex named Via Moreno. Take the cement walkway behind the housing to the opening next to the road. This is where you turn left, making your way up the hill side. The climbable rock is within eyesight, located with a patch of trees, roughly a third of the way up the hill.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Elephant Hill
Zeal V4 6B California
: Inland Empire
: Elephant Hill
Start matched on an awkward slope with feet on Sheen boulder and reach up to the right for a three finger crimp. Shift weight and make a far grab up for a slope that you match, carefully bringing weight under you. Throw around the left side to a two finger crimp and bring your right foot up to the ledge. Slowly crawl up and grab one last comfortable hold right before topping out....[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Detailed view of Main Rock
BETA PHOTO: Boulder in the trees (to the right of the Main Wal...
BETA PHOTO: Main rock. The left side is tallest (~25') with a...
BETA PHOTO: Main Rock and Boulders
BETA PHOTO: Chossy rock on the approach.
BETA PHOTO: All of the Trinity Force boulders side by side. Fr...
BETA PHOTO: Walking down the cement path behind the houses tow...
By Dont Let Go
Nov 14, 2015
As reminder, this area is almost completely total choss. The highest quality rock is ok at best. This is not a destination area but it does have real rocks which is better than nothing if you live in the area. It might be worth bringing a top rope and some stakes to use as anchors on top of the Main Wall if you do not like high ball climbing. A TR might give you the confidence to try climbing on the crumbling rock. Eye protection isn't a bad idea if you want to play on the really loose stuff.
There are a few really easy and a few hard things so anyone could do something.