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Ice/mixed climbing in the San Gabriel mountain range?
Follow a minor crack system to the right of the waterfall closest to the summit of Sugar Loaf peak.
Check local conditions:
OnTheSnow Mt.Baldy weather conditions/forecast
Head towards Mt.Baldy.Accessing the Ice house canyon trail to Falling rock canyon,towards Sugar loaf peak.
Approach is roughly 2-3hrs depending on the snow consolidation,vertical gain of 1800ft through various frozen and mixed wet rock terrain.
Follow the direct creek gully up Falling rock canyon ,towards sugar loaf peak.You will bypass a couple waterfalls before reaching the crag.
Descent is straight forward,back track to ice house.1-2 hr ,Or top out at the summit and exit via alternate gully/canyon.
-Couple 10-13cm Screws
-If conditions are thin,Top rope gear as needed
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|By Benjamin Chapman|
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 25, 2013
John Wolfe, Bob Dominque, and Bill Krause climbed this and most of the smears in the Mt. San Antonio area in 1979. They were very active in the San Gabriels and San Bernadino Mountains in the late 70's. There's a write up in Mountain Magazine.
From: The Ditch and the hood
Nov 30, 2013