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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy:
Devil's Backbone Mod. Snow Snow, 3000'
Safety Dance AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Grade II
San Antonio Falls WI1 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M AI1 Mod. Snow Ice, Snow, 850'
South Bowl Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, 2200'
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Safety Dance AI2 Steep Snow CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
I originally put this in as lightning couloir, but when I did it, I took the variation known as safety dance. You start up Big Butch Wash after parking in the lot for the ski hut trail, and head up until you get to the bend(waterfall was present when I was there). You will see a couloir known as lightning couloir to your right. Partway up the route, take a left up a short mixed section, through a couple more mixed sections straight up from there, then pull up a steeper notch at the top that has ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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