Inland Empire Rock Climbing
The Inland Empire of western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is less developed than the coastal part of the Greater Los Angeles area to its west. It has a transitional climate and geography that is dryer than the coast plain, but less harsh than the true desert across San Gorgonio Pass to the east.
Mountain ranges form its physical boundaries: the Santa Ana Mountains
to the west, San Bernardino Mountains
on the north, and San Jacinto Mountains
to the south.
Climbing areas here are often on foothills of the mountains surrounding it, and include the Big Rock Area
, Mount Rubidoux
, and the Riverside Quarry
See individual areas for directions.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
621 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',169],['2 Stars',247],['1 Star',161],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Inland Empire
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Nostalgia 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : (d) Roof Area
A hard stand up move at the 2nd bolt starts off the tricky opening section. Crimpy moves and reaches make this a sustained climb. All the moves seem easier than the nearby Culture Shock but it may be a more challenging experience overall. Fun climbing throughout.The extension, called Swank Nostalgia (5.12a), follows 10 more bolts over multiple bulges and checks in at 12a....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica), Ste...
Lizard King Crack (5.10a), Nuevo
Brad Singer midway up Agony Arch (5.11b), Riversid...
Bee and Orange blossom, Riverside County
Jack flashing Leviathan (5.11d). photo by socalbol...
High above it all at Nuevo, Riverside County
Historic part of downtown Riverside
Dinny the Dinosaur and Mr. Rex, Cabazon
The historic Mission Inn, Riverside
A nice winter's day at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Mr. Rex profile, Cabazon
Lord of the Rims Tire Shop, San Bernardino
Gigantor (5.9), Nuevo
Yes the IE even has deep water soloing!!!
Agony Arch (5.11b), Riverside Quarry
Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
Climbing at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
Almost there, Mount Rubidoux
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