Big Rock (Lake Perris, CA) will be Closed to Climbing 2011

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Juan Maderita

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 28, 2010 - 01:24pm PT
I received verification via e-mail that Big Rock will be closed to climbing for an earthquake retrofit of the dam.

Thank you for your interest in the Perris Dam Remediation Project. The climbing area (A.K.A Big Rock?) is currently open. I anticipate that the area will be closed shortly before construction begins on the dam. There is no hard start date for construction, but work is generally scheduled to begin mid-2011 and the closure of the rock climbing area is anticipated to last for up to three years.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me or the Perris Dam reflector. Thank you again for your interest in the Perris Dam Remediation Project.

David L. Panec, P.E.
Chief, Dam Safety Branch
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 28, 2010 - 01:26pm PT
How is this to be enforced?
Juan Maderita

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
No info on enforcement. However, the place will be crawling with construction workers and supervisors. Plus the numerous park ranger patrols who can drive right up to the base of the rock. Violators would be "sitting ducks" for a ticket or arrest.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jul 28, 2010 - 01:33pm PT
these guys are on it..
Credit: Wade Icey
Juan Maderita

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2011 - 02:34pm PT
Update on the pending closure:
Currently, DWR anticipates the Final EIR to be certified by summer, 2011. Following EIR certification, we anticipate completion of the dam remediation design in summer, 2012, and construction to begin in mid 2013. Completion of the dam remediation is expected before the end of 2015. All projects concerning Perris Dam are anticipated to be complete by 2016.

We are trying to keep our web-site (http://www.water.ca.gov/lakeperris/); updated with the most current schedule available.

Again, thank you for your interest in the Perris Dam Remediation Project.

David L. Panec, P.E.
Chief, Dam Safety Branch

This follow up e-mail added clarification:
Big Rock would likely remain open up until a few months prior to start of construction.
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Feb 28, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
Wade, I thought they only patrol Black Rock City.

And the Castro.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 28, 2011 - 02:37pm PT
DAM!!!
















;)





Had to be done.
neversummer

Mountain climber
perris, cali
Feb 28, 2011 - 02:45pm PT
just hike in from south side and play stupid...
locker

Social climber
Feb 28, 2011 - 02:48pm PT

just hike in from the south side...

play stupid...

then pay for the ticket you just got...

;-)

neversummer

Mountain climber
perris, cali
Feb 28, 2011 - 04:52pm PT
no way, they would just ask you to leave.....



...and bring a disguise for the next time.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 28, 2011 - 07:09pm PT
gunsmoke

Mountain climber
Clackamas, Oregon
Mar 1, 2011 - 09:09am PT
No doubt they have a new crew of rangers, but bitd they were really unreasonable. Unless the culture has changed, be happy if all they do is issue a ticket.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Mar 1, 2011 - 10:49am PT
then pay for the ticket you just got...


The place is not worth getting a citation over. Fun, if you're in the area. Other and much better places to climb.....

"....well I can't tell lies cause they're listenin' to me..."
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 1, 2011 - 10:52am PT
Big Rock is really brown, if memory serves. Wear brown pants, brown shirt, brown hat, and brown shoes. Break out the goldline of you don't have a brown rope. Brown runners.

GO!

The Invisible Woman Climbs Big Rock, no news at 11.

DMT
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Jan 11, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
Update on the status of climbing here? Have they closed it yet for the dam work? Is there a good guidebook for the place? Going to be near there in April and thought we might check it out if it wasn't closed yet.
lele honu

Trad climber
SD
Feb 6, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Park is only closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. I just spoke with Park office. Day use fee did go up to $10.00.
Senor Pinche Wey

Big Wall climber
OB
Aug 21, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Hey!

I am going to be in SoCal tomorrow randomly working at a job site about 5 miles from Lake Perris. Does anyone know if that info is still fresh? Can I get in for a couple of quick laps on my way back to the airport or does construction have it shut down? I was unable to reach the park office.

Jim
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 21, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
No sign of construction starting earlier this year.

Good chance it's still open.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 21, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
And hotter than a f*#ked sheep in a forest fire.
Senor Pinche Wey

Big Wall climber
OB
Aug 21, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
yeah, I know....it is an emotional pull, not a rational one.

kind of like driving by a house you used to live in as a kid even though other people are living there now.

Jim
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