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Location: 34.0508, -117.79585 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Main Boulders to the right of the Main Wall. 3rd ...

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Inland Empire area.

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Sheen V0 4  CA : Inland Empire : Elephant Hill
Start with an undercling for the right and a side pull on the left. Work your way up with the left until it is comfortable to find the somewhat juggy slopers for both hands. Move your feet up high to great foot chips and trust your hands to reach for the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Detailed view of Main Rock
BETA PHOTO: Detailed view of Main Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder in the trees (to the right of the Main Wal...
BETA PHOTO: Boulder in the trees (to the right of the Main Wal...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main rock.  The left side is tallest (~25') with a...
BETA PHOTO: Main rock. The left side is tallest (~25') with a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Rock and Boulders
BETA PHOTO: Main Rock and Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Chossy rock on the approach.
BETA PHOTO: Chossy rock on the approach.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach
BETA PHOTO: Approach
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach
BETA PHOTO: Approach
Rock Climbing Photo: All of the Trinity Force boulders side by side. Fr...
BETA PHOTO: All of the Trinity Force boulders side by side. Fr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking down the cement path behind the houses tow...
BETA PHOTO: Walking down the cement path behind the houses tow...

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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.