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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:
Upper South Ridge Easy Snow Snow
Northeast Face Mod. Snow Snow, 2000'
South Bowl Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, 2200'
Safety Dance AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Grade II
Phoenix Wings WI2 Ice
Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M AI1 Mod. Snow Ice, Snow, 850'
San Antonio Falls WI1 Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'
Commando Couloir III AI2, 800M 4th 1 2 I M 1b AI2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, 2700'
Taco Sauce Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c AI3-4 Steep Snow X Trad, Ice, Snow, 2 pitches, 1000'
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Lightning Couloir I AI1 X, 260M AI1 Mod. Snow CA : Los Angeles County : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
The X rating comes from rocks/tree rime/icicles getting hurled down the couloir like Thors axe .One day the conditions may make it a G climb,the next day it can be an X climb,something like alpine death dodge ball.Please take extreme caution always.There is a mixed band of terrain between the two avenues of approach. The left of the two couloirs (just to the left of Lightning Couloir) is a bit safer to descend than Lightning, and it broadens out sooner, opening up to Big Butch Wash.(Credit:Dacey...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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