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.
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.
Browse More Classics in School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock):
Twin Cracks 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Small Wooden Babies 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Ventana 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Hot for Teacher 5.10d TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Aswad 5.12b Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For School Rock (aka Eagle Eye Rock)
Taking a direct line up the center of the bulging west face is this thin and technical testpiece.Climb up past several horizontals (#2 Camalot) to a wide crack with a bolt and onto a ledge. Continue over the bulge on thin, technical moves which ease to a final bolt on easier terrain and the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA