Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Baldy Ski Hut 
Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 
Creavature police 
Devil's Backbone 
Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M 
Northeast Face 
Phoenix Wings 
Safety Dance 
San Antonio Falls T 
Ski Hut Boulder Left T 
South Bowl T 
Taco Sauce T 
Upper South Ridge 
West Face 
Unsorted Routes:

Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b AI2

   
Type:  Ice, 2700', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b AI2 Steep Snow [details]
FA: 
Season: Winter, early Spring.
Page Views: 817
Submitted By: TacoDelRio on Dec 18, 2012

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Topo for West Baldy's North Face

Description 

This route heads right up the north side of West Baldy. It follows a major gully from the head of Fish Fork up to the summit of West Baldy. Usually deep snow near the bottom, and some ice near the top.

Generally speaking, this is a fun climb similar to a section of Snow Creek but with a much better approach.

A good way to approach would be to hike up Ski Hut trail and climb up the Bowl. Descend to the col between Baldy and Dawson, and then head west and down into Fish Fork. Check the topo image attached to this page for a good idea on what's what.

Protection 

This route should generally be done without a rope, but if one chooses to rope up and protect the climb (possibly for training), a nice light single rope, a handful of pickets, some stoppers, and perhaps a couple stubby screws would round out the rack. It all depends on conditions. Ice is present on parts of the face, but that changes every day.


Photos of Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down.
Looking down.
Rock Climbing Photo: C46 landing gear near the top.
C46 landing gear near the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the bottom of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Near the bottom of the route.

Comments on Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M Add Comment
Show which comments
By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Dec 18, 2012

TR: sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org...