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Riverside Rock Quarry

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About Riverside Rock Quarry:

This abandoned quarry, until recently primarily a practice aid-climbing wall, has been converted into one of Southern California's most intriguing sport climbing resources. The crag's specialty: super-long, single-pitch, bolted routes (up to 170'!), ranging in difficulty from about 5.8 to 5.14a, on highly featured granite. Because the wall has been subjected to blasting, development for sport climbing has necessitated a substantial amount of cleaning dangerous, loose blocks, and reinforcing some loose holds with glue. Stay off red-tagged routes, as these are in the process of being cleaned, and are not yet safe to climb. Be forewarned that the quarry has long been used as a dump, and as such, litter and graffiti abound. However, the lack of aesthetic beauty of the surroundings is more than compensated for by the superb and unique quality of the routes.
Nearest town or city: Riverside
Directions: From the 60 Fwy go north on Valley Way. Valley Way turns into Armstrong Rd. Make a right at Sierra Ave. and go about 3 blocks until you see dirt powerline road on left at end of housing area. Park on the street and walk into the Quarry. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&t=h&msid=103639594027438540344.00044fb87e2089b82270d&ll=34.016135,-117.421703&spn=0.01711,0.026436&z=15
Latitude, Longitude: 34.01770, -117.41593
Access Issues: ALL CLIMBERS MUST PARK ON THE STREET AND WALK INTO THE QUARRY (TEN MINUTES).
Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (See all 100 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Lead climbing Schoolhouse Rock! brittybr 0 Apr 09 2014, 10:54 AM
With Replies Any truth to Quarry shutdown rumor ? gregory_huey 8 Apr 01 2014, 4:47 PM
No Replies FOUND climbing shoe ianmeister89 0 Feb 17 2014, 6:56 PM
No Replies Lost/abandoned dog clr288 0 Jan 19 2014, 7:22 AM
With Replies Rattlesnake on the "Stairway to Heaven" at the Quarry gregory_huey 10 Oct 03 2013, 12:01 PM
With Replies Stolen Quickdraws longdraws 3 Jul 26 2013, 9:28 PM
No Replies Midweek climbing at Riverside Quarry (or....) jsunmatthews 0 Feb 10 2013, 9:44 AM
No Replies Shoes found jsunmatthews 0 Feb 10 2013, 9:39 AM
With Replies Angry, defensive hawk in anger managment area!!! ianmeister89 3 Mar 30 2012, 12:41 AM
With Replies Jurupa Mtn tyfo911 1 Sep 21 2012, 12:27 PM
With Replies Daytime partner NJSlacker 2 Mar 18 2012, 4:50 PM
With Replies Top Roping? tyfo911 6 Feb 23 2012, 9:00 PM
No Replies Gear Found....!!! Skot433 0 Feb 13 2012, 5:35 PM
With Replies Found gear...! Skot433 1 Feb 13 2012, 3:55 PM
No Replies Get the new guidebook at the Gear Co-op in Costa Mesa GearCoop 0 Feb 05 2012, 8:23 PM