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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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Devil's Backbone Mod. Snow CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Bald...
The Devil's Backbone is the sharp ridge extending due east from the summit of Mt. Baldy, across neighboring Mt. Hardwood, and down past the ski resort to the valley floor. It is a fun way to the top, offering exposed traverses with 1000+ft slopes on either sides, incredible views of the surrounding mountains (and the Sierras on a clear day), vast snowfields, and of course the summit of Mt. Baldy....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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