|Mount San Antonio/ Mt. Baldy
Ice/mixed climbing in the San Gabriel mountain range?
Follow the center crack to the far right of a small waterfall closest to the summit of Sugar Loaf peak.
Check local weather/avy conditions.
Head towards Mt.Baldy. Park at Ice house canyon trail head to access Falling rock canyon. The climb is directly under Sugar loaf peak. This canyon branches off to other paths around surrounding peaks.
1-3hrs depending on weather/fitness.
Vertical gain of 1800ft through mixed terrain.
Follow the direct creek gully up Falling rock canyon,towards sugar loaf peak.You will bypass a couple waterfalls before reaching the crag on the left hand side.
Back track to ice house trail head, or from the the summit of Sugar loaf peak exit via alternate gully/canyons.
-Couple 10-13cm Screws
-If conditions are thin,Top rope gear as needed
|Comments on Phoenix Wings
|By Benjamin Chapman|
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 25, 2013
John Wolfe, Bob Dominque, and Bill Krause climbed this and most of the smears in the Mt. San Antonio area in 1979. They were very active in the San Gabriels and San Bernadino Mountains in the late 70's. There's a write up in Mountain Magazine.
From: The Ditch and the hood
Nov 30, 2013