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(o) Schoolhouse Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Check's in the Mail , The S 
Conjunction Junction  S 
Dollars and Sense S 
Energy Blues, The S 
Function Junction S 
House of Cards  S 
I'm Just a Bill S 
Interplanet Janet S 
My Hero Zero S 
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla TR 
Schoolhouse Rock  S 
Taxman Max S 
Tyrannosaurus Debt S 
Victim of Gravity S 
What's Your Function?  S 

(o) Schoolhouse Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 34.0169, -117.4166 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: C Miller on Feb 19, 2009
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This recently developed area is the best place at The Quarry for easy routes as it offers a concentrated selection of over a dozen routes 5.10 and under, with most routes being 5.9 or easier. All the routes are relatively short and tend to be more slabby than the typical Quarry route (Slab City being the exception).

The area, and all of the routes, are names from the popular 1970's television program Schoolhouse Rock which featured animated cartoons with an educational theme.

Some of the better routes here include The Energy Blues (5.6), Interplanet Janet (5.6), The Check's in the Mail (5.7), Conjunction Junction (5.9) & What's Your Function? (5.10b).

Routes fom left to right -

Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla (5.7)
Schoolhouse Rock (5.8)
The Check's in the Mail (5.7)
The Energy Blues (5.6)
Taxman Max (5.5)
Dollars and Sense (5.7)
Tyrannosaurus Debt (5.9)
I'm Just a Bill (5.6)
My Hero Zero (5.0)
Conjunction Junction (5.9)
Function Junction (5.9)
What's Your Function? (5.10b)
Interplanet Janet (5.6)
House of Cards (5.10c)
Victim of Gravity (5.9)

Getting There 

Head to the far right side of the Quarry's West Face, past (n) The Alcove, where a section of short, broken-looking rock can be seen at ground level.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (o) Schoolhouse Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (o) Schoolhouse Rock:
The Energy Blues   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tyrannosaurus Debt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Function Junction   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Victim of Gravity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
What's Your Function?    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Riverside Quarry overview showing the various sect...
BETA PHOTO: Riverside Quarry overview showing the various sect...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris A is about to approach the crux.
Chris A is about to approach the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Scale of the far right portion of this face (climb...
Scale of the far right portion of this face (climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun, easy routes on the Schoolhouse Rock
Fun, easy routes on the Schoolhouse Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Schoolhouse Rock, Riverside Quarry
Schoolhouse Rock, Riverside Quarry
Rock Climbing Photo: Schoolhouse left
Schoolhouse left
Rock Climbing Photo: Schoolhouse right
BETA PHOTO: Schoolhouse right
Rock Climbing Photo: Schoolhouse Rock, Riverside Quarry.
Schoolhouse Rock, Riverside Quarry.

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By Cristiano
Sep 30, 2010
This place is awesome and super easy. Its great for taking newbies on top ropes. This place is great for top roping and for beginner leaders (sport). Lots of rock fall so bring helmets. Helmets are a great idea for this area.
By Ryan D.
Dec 26, 2013
Pretty much a big giant, low-angled slab. Many easy and safe routes, which are good for leading and climbing newbies. Chossy at times.
By John Ericson
From: USA
Apr 27, 2014
Be sure to stay on route in this area. I have seen rocks that are a couple cubic feet come down in School House Rocks a few times. Be aware that it may be the result of some inexperienced new climber above you. The rest of the high traffic areas in the quarry are cleaned up pretty well.
By Andrew Ingals
From: Lake Forest
Mar 12, 2017
Definitely a nice area to warm up on in the Quarry. Note - the routes here are not a stellar representation of many of the routes on the main wall. These routes offer a more varied level of climbing with mostly slabby sections. Definitely a nice area to get your feet wet before moving on to the big wall. Note, there are several holds throughout these routes that were adapted after the fact (cemented or otherwise fixed into place) and are VERY crumbly - DO NOT RELY on them.

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