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Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Original: WI1 [details]
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Aug 24, 2007

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San Antonio Falls


San Antonio Falls is an easy 3 tiered ice route that forms every few years. It used to form several times a season. If there is a freeze down in the suburbs, it just might be in condition.


San Antonio Falls is located about 1/4 mile up Fall Road from the gate at Baldy Road. After walking around several bends, look for the falls on the left before reaching the Baldy trail. After ascending the ice, it is possible to scramble(you may want to rope up) up and left to descend the snow slope/avy chute to the left of the route.


Screws and a few smaller nuts or cams for the top.

Photos of San Antonio Falls Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Soloing San Antonio Falls in the mid 80's.
Soloing San Antonio Falls in the mid 80's.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up San Antonio Falls. Solo mid 80's.
Looking up San Antonio Falls. Solo mid 80's.
Rock Climbing Photo: San Antonio Falls from the approach on Fall Road.
BETA PHOTO: San Antonio Falls from the approach on Fall Road.

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Sep 20, 2007

Followed this all the way up to the bowl thence to the summit of Baldy one cold winter
By Spider Savage
Jul 29, 2010

The same day Chris O did his epic hike, my buddy Phil & I were top roping the upper falls just below the Ski Hut. The upper half of the falls formed up pretty well. We got there early and each had a couple short climbs before the whole thing fell apart.

Go on a very cold overcast day when it has been cold for some time. Go really early and get there at dawn. Use the hut trail then descend a hundred hards or so down the main creek from the hut. Plenty of shrubbery for anchors at the top.
By Canon
Jul 1, 2011

It's a great half-day canyoneer in the spring and early summer. 4 raps, lots of water, minimal approach.
By TacoDelRio
From: All up in yo bidniss.
Aug 22, 2011

Does anyone happen to have more photos of this?

I can see running it out on the bottom falls, but the 3rd from the bottom (90ft or so? longest falls) would be a bit iffy. There is a bolt with webbing girth-hitched to it and a biner attached (old Petzl Spirit I think, very oxidized and hard to manipulate). Did you guys use screws or what?

By Climb To Safety
From: california
Dec 22, 2012

awesome route, climbed it with a buddy on 2012-12-20. we went over the waterfall, and then followed the stream all the way to the bowl. it took a lot longer than the ski hut trail, but was a lot more fun.

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