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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 T 
Ski Hut Boulder Left T 
South Bowl T 
Taco Sauce T 
Upper South Ridge 
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Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy  


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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 6.0 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['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]

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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Route goes straight up the middle of that buttress...

Taco Sauce Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c AI3-4 Steep Snow 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

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Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
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 shel...
A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
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. A...
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