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.
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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I originally put this in as lightning couloir, but when I did it, I took the variation known as safety dance. You start up Big Butch Wash after parking in the lot for the ski hut trail, and head up until you get to the bend(waterfall was present when I was there). You will see a couloir known as lightning couloir to your right. Partway up the route, take a left up a short mixed section, through a couple more mixed sections straight up from there, then pull up a steeper notch at the top that has ...[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!