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.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
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Mod. Snow CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Mount San Antonio (Mt. Bald...
A great Alpine experience just an hour away from LA - but don't underestimate the scope of the day out - it's a big one from car to car about 4000ft or more to the summit. A good intro for aspiring alpinists if with a guide/expert.The Approach:Start early. Park at the gate by the Falls Road left of the Mount Baldy Road, leave room for access! Hike up Falls Road to the Falls, make a hairpin right and continue to follow the road 'till around a left bend, on the left bank there's a trail through th...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Dec 29, 2011
Does anyone know if the ice is in on Baldy yet? I'd love to go ice climbing but want to make sure there is ice before I make the drive. Thanks
From: Logan, UT
Mar 2, 2015
What are the current conditions of the bowl above the ski hut? Is the enough snow for a snow climb up it? Any beta would be appreciated. Thanks!