Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) Rock Climbing
Mt. San Antonio/Mt. Baldy
Mount San Antonio, more commonly known as Mt. Baldy, is the highest point in Los Angeles county. The south bowl of Baldy has had a history of ski mountaineering dating back to the 1930's and the "Sierra Hut" is still popular with skiers in the winter and spring. Numerous short couloirs add fun starts to the open bowl. In a "good year", San Antonio Falls, which is located on the approach to the bowl and summit can form into an ice route.
Take Baldy Road from Claremont or Upland to Fall Road, located just below the ski area. Park and walk past the gate toward the Baldy trailhead.
Climbing Season For the Angeles National Forest area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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Featured Route For Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
Taco Sauce Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
AI3-4 X CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...
Taco Sauce is a narrow snow, ice, and easy rock couloir that splits a triangular buttress on the far left of Baldy Bowl, directly left of Dostie's Dare. It is critical that one climb this route when temps are very low and the ground is stable. I was soloing it a handful of years ago when the crux pitch dumped a ton of rocks onto me. I was saved when one of my ice tool tethers (not rated to hold anything) held onto me as I fell about a body length or so. My left arm is covered in thin scars from ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Dec 29, 2011
Does anyone know if the ice is in on Baldy yet? I'd love to go ice climbing but want to make sure there is ice before I make the drive. Thanks
From: Logan, UT
Mar 2, 2015
What are the current conditions of the bowl above the ski hut? Is the enough snow for a snow climb up it? Any beta would be appreciated. Thanks!