Thank you for your interest in Rim of the World Climbing Club (ROWCC). The club was formed in 1990 by a small group of San Bernardino Mountain residents and friends who were interested in keeping access open to local climbing areas. It has evolved into a platform for climbers to meet, participate in gatherings plus contribute to social responsibilities. We participate in local conservation projects, work with Forest Service officials and supports the Access Fund.

Activities include weekend trips to some of the best climbing areas in California and Nevada, including Joshua tree, Yosemite, the Sierras, Tuolumne Meadows, the Needles, Idyllwild, Red Rocks and many others. Campsites are reserved by the Outings Committee six to eight months in advance and are paid through club dues.

Imagine $60.00 for campsites 12x per year plus the Rendezvous in June! In addition, we also have informal outings almost every weekend if you really want to improve your climbing skills.

Our members have climbed in the Himalayas, the Andes and on Denali. Many of our veteran members have climbed El Capitan and put up first ascents in the Sierras. There is a wealth of experience in the ROWCC to tap in to if you want to improve your knowledge and skills! We trad, sport and ice climb.

Please take note that this is not a club that teaches climbing nor are we a guiding service. We don’t do formal lessons, give tests or have any real structure. Come out with us and you will learn the way we all did; through experience. We are the club to join for fun, to learn about new areas and to experience ADVENTURE. Join up and let’s climb!

Strongman Eric Tipton at the crux of the beautiful Castle Crack, Castle Rock, Big Bear Lake.
Dave Honeywell climbing Black Bluff in Big Bear