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Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy

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Baldy Ski Hut 
Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 
Creavature police 
Devil's Backbone 
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M 
Northeast Face 
Phoenix Wings 
Safety Dance 
San Antonio Falls 
Ski Hut Boulder Left 
South Bowl 
Taco Sauce 
Upper South Ridge 
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Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy 


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Mt. San Antonio/Mt. Baldy

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


13 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy:
Devil's Backbone   Mod. Snow     Snow, 3000'   
Safety Dance   AI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Grade II   
San Antonio Falls   WI1     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M   AI1 Mod. Snow     Ice, Snow, 850'   
South Bowl   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, 2200'   
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Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 4th 1 2 I M 1b AI2 Steep Snow  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
This route heads right up the north side of West Baldy. It follows a major gully from the head of Fish Fork up to the summit of West Baldy. Usually deep snow near the bottom, and some ice near the top.Generally speaking, this is a fun climb similar to a section of Snow Creek but with a much better approach.A good way to approach would be to hike up Ski Hut trail and climb up the Bowl. Descend to the col between Baldy and Dawson, and then head west and down into Fish Fork. Check the topo image at...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter ascent, this month, of Mt. San Antonio, via the South Bowl.
Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a big winter.
BETA PHOTO: Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shelter he dug out.
A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Canyon wall, late 80's. Approached from Mt. Baldy Rd.
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Canyon wall, l...
Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of Mt. Baldy, Spring 1998--that year, El Nino turned Mt Baldy into a serious alpine training ground.
Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
Thunder Ridge
Thunder Ridge
Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. Although not in L.A. county, Cascade Canyon is approached from Mt. Baldy Rd.
Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. A...
Fritz living the dream.
Fritz living the dream.
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By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Dec 29, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 

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