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Mount Rubidoux  


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Elevation: 1,399'
Location: 33.984, -117.3917 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Great quality granite. Plethora of bouldering and top rope problems. A few lead routes as well. Certain spots can get crowded with groups, but the area usually affords plenty of route areas to avoid people if you wish.

Getting There 

Take Hwy 60 or Hwy 91 and go to Rubidoux. The mountain is the obvious granite boulder strewn one with a white cross on top of it. If approaching from the east, take 14th st. to Glenwood. Park just south on Glenwood, by the gate entrance and trail head (don't block the gate). If approaching from the west (Hwy 60), take the Mission Blvd. exit and head east. You'll see Mount Rubidoux on your right up ahead. You can then take Redwood (right) to 14th (right) to Glenwood (left) and park a block or two up it. Once you see the hill with the cross you can also park anywhere legal closer to the spot you wish to head.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

262 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',93],['1 Star',102],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',10],['5.7',5],['5.8',9],['5.9',7],['5.10',15],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',113],['V2-3',76],['V4-5',25],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Rubidoux:
Island Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 25'   Island Area : Island Wall
Trapeze   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Half Dome Boulder
Turtle Dome Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Half Moon Area : Turtle Dome
Five Niner   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Island Area : Island Wall
Borson's Leftside   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Area : Borson's Wall
Triangle Face   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Beach Area : Triangle Boulders
King Bee   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Area : The Beehive Wall
Bumble Bee   V2+ 5+     Boulder   Borson's Area : The Beehive Wall
Beach Problem   V2+ 5+ PG13     Boulder, 18'   Beach Area : Beach Boulder
Linear Fracture Traverse   V2-3 5+     Boulder   Island Area : Hueco Boulder
Masterlock   V3- 6A     Boulder, 15'   Borson's Area : Borson's Wall
The Mug   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Half Moon Area : Harrison Boulder
In the Picture   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Island Area : Island Wall
Over-exposed   V5 6C R     Boulder, 20'   Island Area : Island Wall
Pink Bug   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Pink Boulder
The Jam crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Cross Rock Area : English Smooth Sole Slab
Waterchute   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 40'   Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Joe Brown
The Entertainer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 15'   Island Area : Island Wall
Tissiack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4 PG13     TR, Boulder, 25'   Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Half Dome Boulder
The Eye   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 40'   Joe Brown and Half Dome Are... : Joe Brown
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Featured Route For Mount Rubidoux
Trapeze. photo by Chris Miller

Trapeze V0 4  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Half Dome Boulder
On the southwest side of the larger Half Dome boulder, climb up the vertical face on excellent rock. Use sidebulls, an undercling, and incut flakes near the top. Fairly OTD with a not-so-great landing, many might opt to set a toprope utilizing the same anchors that are used for the north face cracks. Warning: lizards live under the deep undercling and might startle you, although I've never had one bite me in what I imagine are probably more than a hundred ascents....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Mount Rubidoux
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Power Pak in the 80's.
Power Pak in the 80's.
Nearing the top of the highball Triangle Face (V1)...
Nearing the top of the highball Triangle Face (V1)...
Riverside and the mountains east from Mt Rubidoux
Riverside and the mountains east from Mt Rubidoux
Plaque on the World Peace Bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
Plaque on the World Peace Bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
My friend and my first outdoor climbing trip (that...
My friend and my first outdoor climbing trip (that...
Gear in the aid seam to the right of Her Crack, Is...
Gear in the aid seam to the right of Her Crack, Is...
World Peace Tower and bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
World Peace Tower and bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
Beautiful day after a good rain. 2-28-10
Beautiful day after a good rain. 2-28-10
The distinctive white cross, Mt. Rubidoux
The distinctive white cross, Mt. Rubidoux
Plaque on the World Peace Tower, Mt. Rubidoux
Plaque on the World Peace Tower, Mt. Rubidoux
Mustard flower (Hirschfeldia incana), Mt. Rubidoux...
Mustard flower (Hirschfeldia incana), Mt. Rubidoux...
Springtime, Mt. Rubidoux
Springtime, Mt. Rubidoux
You'll find this plaque honoring Charles M. Loring...
You'll find this plaque honoring Charles M. Loring...
Ben Lewis Bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
Ben Lewis Bridge, Mt. Rubidoux
Red Tailed Hawk.  2-21-10
Red Tailed Hawk. 2-21-10
2 Red Tailed Hawks.  2-21-10
2 Red Tailed Hawks. 2-21-10
1984 CA Bouldering Contest overview map.
1984 CA Bouldering Contest overview map.
Snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Rubidoux
Snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Rubidoux
The Flag on top on a breezy day.  2-21-10
The Flag on top on a breezy day. 2-21-10
Spring in Mt. Rubidoux
Spring in Mt. Rubidoux
Red Tailed Hawk.  2-21-10
Red Tailed Hawk. 2-21-10
Looking over Riverside Quarry towards Mt Baldy fro...
Looking over Riverside Quarry towards Mt Baldy fro...
Early morning on the trail, Mount Rubidoux
Early morning on the trail, Mount Rubidoux
Nathan and Agina on one of the boulders in the Acc...
Nathan and Agina on one of the boulders in the Acc...

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