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Routes in Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
|Baldy Ski Hut V0- 4-|
|Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI2|
|Creavature police WI2|
|Heels Please V5 6C PG13|
|Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M AI1|
|North Face T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI1-2|
|Phoenix Wings WI2-3|
|Safety Dance AI2|
|San Antonio Falls T WI1|
|Ski Hut Boulder Left T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|
|South Bowl T|
|Taco Sauce T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c AI3-4 X|
|Upper South Ridge|
|Type:||Trad, 2200 ft|
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|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Sep 24, 2007|
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DescriptionA great Alpine experience just an hour away from LA - but don't underestimate the scope of the day out - it's a big one from car to car about 4000ft or more to the summit. A good intro for aspiring alpinists if with a guide/expert.
Start early. Park at the gate by the Falls Road left of the Mount Baldy Road, leave room for access! Hike up Falls Road to the Falls, make a hairpin right and continue to follow the road 'till around a left bend, on the left bank there's a trail through the scree, follow this up then left to the shoulder of the ridge. The trail gets better, follow it all the way to the Sierra Club Hut and a well earned rest. About 2.5 miles and 2000 ft. May be tricky to follow in a big snow year, but there's usually a beaten track.
The Bowl Routes:
From the Hut there are lots of lines, some easier than others, some more direct, some perhaps quite technical - pick your poison. About 2200 ft from the Hut to the summit.
One can get back to the Hut in 15 minutes flat with a sequence of glissades - be careful though, don't go too fast or lose control, there can be rocks sticking out or just underneath in a low snow year.