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.
My wife's first lead!!!
Climbed one of the beginner's routes with a guide as an intro to rockclimbing class. Great fun!
Climbing here for a few Years, love it! Great slab routes.
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.
Great place to practice friction. Best in the morning.
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.
I love Lake Perris because it's so close to home. Hang your stuff or the squirrels will get into it.
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.
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!
great place to get back in shape on slabs....
Climbed almost every route during my good-ol climbing days. It's great place for friction & smearing practice
Not a great place but if you are in the area do the 5.9 under the roof to the left, pretty fun.
good spot for a day trip. wouldn't want to spend to much time here though.
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).
Had a fun half day here even if it was pretty busy with some group classes going on.
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.
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.
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......!!
I've lost track of how many times I have taken budding climbers to this slab or how many times I've paid my daughter to belay me. Most notable climbs was my maiden soloist climb while anchored to a picnic table AND the attack of the swifts while ran out and off-route with no quick draws left.