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
576 Total Routes
['4 Stars',38],['3 Stars',154],['2 Stars',228],['1 Star',151],['Bomb',1]
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Violator 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Taboo Area
Start up a short section of easy slab to the base of a left-facing flake system which is jammed/liebacked to a cruxy sequence transitioning into another flake system; being tall helps, as does good technique. Once established in the upper flake continue to race the pump as you climb the spectacular flake system, finishing with a second crux as you work fingery edges up and left, and then back right to anchors on a ledge.Athletic and pumpy for the grade with great positioning, this rout...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Jon's solo of Lizard King Dihedral.
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Climbing at Big Rock, Lake Perris SRA
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