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)
Head to the far right side of the Quarry's West Face, past The Alcove, where a section of short, broken-looking rock can be seen at ground level.
15 Total Routes
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BETA PHOTO: Schoolhouse right
Chris A is about to approach the crux.
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BETA PHOTO: Schoolhouse Rock, Riverside Quarry.
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: Murrieta, CA
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.
In my opinion, the climbs here are not very enjoyable, even for the grade. This seems to be the majority consensus of others that I have talked to. However, it sees a lot of traffic, so enough people must like it to keep going back.