Big Rock - Lake Perris Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Mar 4, 2021 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2021

Lil' Peek

Took the trail up just west of Big Rock, thought it was an alternate route to the summit, was mistaken. Sunset light on the granite was lovely.


Fairweather - Jan 17, 2016 1:13 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 1978

Many times   Sucess!

If I wasn't out at JT or in Idyllwild, I was either at Rubidoux or Big Rock. During the late 70's and early 80's, I was climbing at least a couple days every week. This was a fun place if not too hot. Nearly all bolt protected face routes. Did all existing routes except English Hanging Gardens. Met Mark H. here with Larry, and the 3 of us went on to climb many pitches together.
Fun times.


mtneering - Jan 8, 2014 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2014

Happy New Year  Sucess!

My wife's first lead!!!


Wolfram - Jan 30, 2012 10:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2011

First Rock Climbing Adventure  Sucess!

Climbed one of the beginner's routes with a guide as an intro to rockclimbing class. Great fun!


Greatshaitan - Oct 5, 2010 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

Great Slab Routes!  Sucess!

Climbing here for a few Years, love it! Great slab routes.


farrisgl - Mar 8, 2009 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 1973

Lot of climbing here 1973 - 1979  Sucess!

Seems like yesterday when I climbed at Big Rock. Bit of a hastle at the time in order to get permits. In reading the logs, it appears the biggest problem now is forgeting to pay the permit fee and crowds. We used to rarely see anyone. Still, I need to visit again soon.


dpsiebert - Aug 23, 2008 6:01 am

various  Sucess!

Great place to practice friction. Best in the morning.


jonmeek16 - Feb 4, 2008 3:21 pm

Awesome Slab Climbing  Sucess!

My partner and I have been climbing at Big Rock for more than 6 years. It's a great place and easy access to get to. This is a great rock to train for "Snake Dike 5.7***** on Half Dome".
We've climbed just about every route on rock, with exceptions to the 5.11's.
Can get crowded on the weekends in the winter. All the bolts are still real solid.


Blackmouth - Sep 26, 2007 2:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

Close to home  Sucess!

I love Lake Perris because it's so close to home. Hang your stuff or the squirrels will get into it.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Sep 24, 2007 11:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

Easy to get to...  Sucess!

but not easy to locate routes. I had a hard time determining what was what, but oh well. Seems like a good place to come if you are in the Inland area and want a quick outdoor place to go.


Blair - Nov 19, 2006 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

My first sport climb-Puppydog 5.6  Sucess!

Went up Puppydog 5.6 on my first try! Thanks to Deb and her excellent patience and great climbing skills. I wouldnt have done anything without her! Thanks again Deb for a memorable first time experience!


Rileywyna - Jan 7, 2006 11:33 am

Route Climbed: many Date Climbed: 2000 on  Sucess!

great place to get back in shape on slabs....


graham - Nov 25, 2005 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: 1970s  Sucess!

Climbed almost every route during my good-ol climbing days. It's great place for friction & smearing practice


rocketsredglare - Oct 26, 2005 8:03 pm

Route Climbed: 5.7-5.9 Date Climbed: several  Sucess!

Not a great place but if you are in the area do the 5.9 under the roof to the left, pretty fun.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 12:11 pm

Route Climbed: many  Sucess!

good spot for a day trip. wouldn't want to spend to much time here though.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Mar 28, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: multiple Date Climbed: Late 1970's  Sucess!

Did several day trips out here when I was a beginner. You quickly run out of reasons to return when Tahquitz and J-tree are almost equal driving distance (at least for me).

Scott M.

Scott M. - Jun 30, 2004 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: Headwall, Puppy Dog, and The Hard Trough Date Climbed: March 6, 2004  Sucess!

Had a fun half day here even if it was pretty busy with some group classes going on.


darinchadwick - May 12, 2004 3:08 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest passage, some other stuff. Date Climbed: 1st time in 1995  Sucess!

My first introduction to Southern California granite. I'd never known such friction. I'd never known such runouts either. Aaahh, but I learned much after going to Joshua tree and Tahquitz. A revisit to Big Rock, and things didn't seem so hairy after all.


forjan - May 7, 2004 9:12 pm

Route Climbed: Various (African Flake Direct, The Hard Trough, Pudnurtle, Puppy Dog, Right Flake, The Trough) Date Climbed: November 2003  Sucess!

Led various sport routes there (African Flake Direct, The Hard Trough, Pudnurtle, Puppy Dog, The Trough). Also followed "Right Flake."

This is a nice but unfornutanely very crowded crag.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Apr 22, 2004 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: Several Date Climbed: April 1993  Sucess!

This is the rock that started my love/hate relationship with scaling stone. My first ever route: 'Puppy Dog', 5.6. On my last trip there, I had to wait my turn while some "dude" in lizard-skinned duds showboated in front of my girl! And, no, it wasn't Jim Morrison reincarnated......!!

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