Telegraph Peak is a very quiet peak that sees little activity in winter, and has some fun climbing on it.
The Northwest Face has some lines that consist of steep snow and some ice, while the West Face is home to One Nut Wonder, an easy traditional mixed route with awesome views.
The routes on this peak can be reached via Icehouse Canyon or Baldy Notch, dropping in from the top of Thunder Mountain.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
3 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Telegraph Peak
One Nut Wonder II 5.6 AI3, 600m 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
AI2-3 Steep Snow PG13 CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Telegraph Peak
One Nut Wonder is the name I gave to the major West Face couloir on Telegraph Peak. It starts near Cedar Glen, goes up an avy path, and steepens at the crux, which could be iced up (much easier and more fun), or dry.Above the short crux is a runnel of low angle ice. The couloir opens up to a wide snow gully up to 45 or 50 degrees or so (no fancy science here), which then terminates near the south summit.The views are really special. The San Gabes are where my soul belongs, and when I'm climbing ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA