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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)

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Baldy Ski Hut 
Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 
Creavature police 
Devil's Backbone 
Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M 
North Face T 
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 
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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,064'
Location: 34.28891, -117.64673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Mount San Antonio, more commonly known as Mt. Baldy, is the highest point in Los Angeles county. The south bowl of Baldy has had a history of ski mountaineering dating back to the 1930's and the "Sierra Hut" is still popular with skiers in the winter and spring. Numerous short couloirs add fun starts to the open bowl. In a "good year", San Antonio Falls, which is located on the approach to the bowl and summit can form into an ice route.

Getting There 

Take Baldy Road from Claremont or Upland to Fall Road, located just below the ski area. Park and walk past the gate toward the Baldy trailhead.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy):
South Bowl        Trad, 2200'   
Lightning Couloir I AI1 260M   AI1     Ice, 850'   
San Antonio Falls   WI1     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
Safety Dance   AI2     Ice, Grade II   
Devil's Backbone        , 3000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Baldy North Face

North Face 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI1-2  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...
Starts in Fish Fork at about 7500' at the base of the main gully coming directly off the North/Northwest face of Baldy summit. The crux starts at about 8300' in the bottleneck couloir. This is a narrow and steep 200' debris chute with waterfalls and a jumble of snow and ice bridges. Hug the rocks on the left and climb up mixed ice, rock, and snow to avoid falling through into the waterfalls. Some dry tooling may be necessary. You pop o...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. San Antonio/Mt. Baldy
Mt. San Antonio/Mt. Baldy
Rock Climbing Photo: Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Phil Gleason, 1967. Having fun near the ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
Matthew Fienup & Felix Just on the South Bowl of M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
BETA PHOTO: Some routes on Mount Baldy - all best taken in a b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
Mt. San Antonio Ski Hut
Rock Climbing Photo: Fritz living the dream.
Fritz living the dream.
Rock Climbing Photo: A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
A cool dude from Georgia near the summit in a shel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thunder Ridge
Thunder Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Following the "Cave Route", Cascade Cany...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. A...
Bolting on lead - Cascade Canyon Wall late 80's. A...

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