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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 260M 
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Phoenix Wings 
Safety Dance 
San Antonio Falls T 
Ski Hut Boulder Left T 
South Bowl T 
Taco Sauce T 
Upper South Ridge 
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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,064'
Location: 34.28891, -117.64673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Aug 24, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy):
Devil's Backbone        , 3000'   
Safety Dance   AI2     Ice, Grade II   
San Antonio Falls   WI1     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M   AI1     Ice, 850'   
South Bowl        Trad, 2200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lightning Couloir

Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M AI1  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...
Standard There is a mixed band of terrain between the two avenues of approach. The left of the two couloirs (just to the left of Lightning Couloir) is a bit safer to descend than Lightning, and it broadens out sooner, opening up to Big Butch Wash.Please do not litter....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
BETA PHOTO: Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
Rock Climbing Photo: A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thunder Ridge
Thunder Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. A...
Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. A...
Rock Climbing Photo: 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
By nate.rob
From: Logan, UT
Mar 2, 2015
CONDITION REPORT 
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!

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