Elevation: 5,361 ft
GPS: 43.89, -103.457 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Madsen on Feb 14, 2014
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

Old Baldys Frontside or The Gallery ihas most of the main blocks at Mt. Baldy. A lot of problems and a lot of Classics can be found among this cluster. Range from dirt burglars to highball er solos..... Grades Range from VB-V10. Greg Parker's Prow is probably the most sought after. The areas first development came from Mark Jacobs who in the late 80s was the first person to climb The Hydra Crack on lead. Using 1 piece of gear. :) Next up The Lewis Brothers Mike and Rusty bouldered a bit here as well as made the first rope less ascent of Hydra Crack V3. Larry Schaffer who has some of the boldest leads in the close by Needles and gained mthe name "Scary Larry." Was the next developer he bouldered here for a few years before Dave Asscherick and Greg took over and sent the now dozens of good problems in the vicinity.

Getting There

Hang a right when coming to Baldy.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Old Baldy Frontside

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 4
Surf's Up
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
The PoopSmith
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
The Hurt Locker
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Sports Action Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
4on6
Boulder
V5 6C
 34
Wrestling With A Buffalo
Boulder
V6 7A
 33
Orange Roughy
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Grab, Roll, Pull
Boulder
V7 7A+
 23
Seul Avec Dieu
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Twelve Inches of Discipline
Boulder
V10 7C+
 7
The Prow
Boulder
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A
 3
Hydra-Crack
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Surf's Up Orange Roughy Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
The PoopSmith Sports Action Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
The Hurt Locker Hurt Locker Boulder
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Sports Action Arete Sports Action Boulder
 13
V4 6B Boulder
4on6 Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Wrestling With A Buffalo Buffalo Boulder
 34
V5 6C Boulder
Orange Roughy Orange Roughy Boulder
 33
V6 7A Boulder
Grab, Roll, Pull Slap Happy Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Seul Avec Dieu Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
 23
V7 7A+ Boulder
Twelve Inches of Discipline Discipline Boulder
 6
V8 7B Boulder
The Prow Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
 7
V10 7C+ Boulder
Hydra-Crack Hydra-Crack Boulder
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A Trad, Boulder
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