Mount Baldy Climbing
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|Shared By:||Dan Dewell on Aug 27, 2002|
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DescriptionThe Baldy area is primarily a bouldering area with some sport and traditional climbing available. The rock is primarily granite and demanding on the tips. Bouldering is excellent during all times of year, except in the scorching heat of summer, where your fingertips are lost VERY easily.
Bouldering ranges from V0- to the upper limits of human abilities and pain tolerance. There are many classic problems to do and many that should be done in the future. Landings are generally excellent with a few exceptions. One or more pads and spotters are always recommended and encouraged.
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Getting ThereFrom South Seas Area sign-in, walk to the right and make a quick left through a gully that leads downhill. A path is readily available at this moment, and leads to the east in an obvious line through the South Seas Area.
After about five minutes, this path intersects another path leading to the North or to the South. Take the right pathway (South), in the direction of Lonesome Boulder (?), for about ten minutes or less. On your left, another, less obvious, path will form in a bunch of smaller pine trees after a cool looking granite 'sculpture.' Walk this way and follow the path as best you can. It will lead up hill to the left, then flatten out, then uphill, again.
Generally, Baldy is teaming with boulders and if you get lost, there is always something to hop on. The most popular areas are to the South and to the West of the granite monstrosity, but explore, and you will find your own special playgrounds. There is obvious potential for crack-climbing and face-climbing in every area of Baldy, and many of each have been done in certain areas.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Baldy
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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