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School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)

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School Rock - West Face 
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School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 34.1952, -117.0836 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 8, 2010
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Description 

High on a hillside above the town of Running Springs is this sixty foot high, west-facing formation with a nice selection of routes from 5.5 to 5.12 on clean, compact granite offering year-round climbing provided snow levels aren't too high. With it's westerly aspect this area can get really hot making it ideal for summer mornings or spring and fall afternoons. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the area as they're commonly seen when it's warm.

Twin Cracks (5.8), Small Wooden Babies (5.9), Ventana (5.10a), Hot for Teacher (5.10d) and Aswad (5.12b) are all recommended routes for the area.

Several other small formations and some bouldering are also found in the immediate vicinity.

Getting There 

Midway between the town of Running Springs and Keller Peak Road make a turn onto Running Springs School Road and follow it for 0.8 miles to an unmarked dirt road on the left. Drive 0.5 miles to a spot where the rock is visible and park on the left. A 5-10 minute walk with minimal elevation gain leads directly to the base.

As an alternative you can drive 0.7 miles from the start of the dirt road to a spot where the road splits. Take the left fork and continue for another 0.3 miles as it winds around to a circular parking area on the backside of the rock. Descend a gully on the left (south) side of the rock to the base. The approach takes about 5 minutes or less.

Climbing Season

For the Running Springs Area area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock):
Twin Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   School Rock - West Face
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Rock Climbing Photo: School Rock from Hwy 18, Running Springs Area
School Rock from Hwy 18, Running Springs Area

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By aaron hope
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Jun 14, 2011
This place is fun! Cool routes with a great view. My car couldn't make it the half mile on the rough dirt road. Not a big deal..its a short walk from the main road (15min) cause you can cut directly toward the Rock as soon as you see it.
By Michael Clark
From: Ames, IA
Sep 30, 2012
Can anyone tell me if you can TR any of the routes. Just wondering if you can get on top from the back or not.
By C Miller
Administrator
Oct 9, 2012
Yes, it's an easy scramble to the top of the rock and worth it just to watch the sunset.
By Sarah Barron
Jul 15, 2016
At the beginning of the "unmarked dirt road", a newly constructed gate now exists: "San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust". The drive in access is blocked.