Ascent of Mount San Antonio on 2010-05-24

Climber: Mike Putnam

Others in Party:Dave
Date:Monday, May 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount San Antonio
    Elevation:10064 ft / 3067 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pretty good push, 6000' gain in 6 miles. Gentle 1.6 miles to Bear Flats, then begin steep ascent to gain SE Ridge. Snow began at 7200' from yesterday's storm. Solid snowpack above 8500', routefinding necessary in at least 2-3 spots. Many long snow traverses above 9000' en route to the summit. Nice upon arrival, white out conditions did occur on and near the summit for nearly an hour
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5864 ft / 1787 m
    Distance:12.4 mi / 20 km
    Route:Bear Canyon Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Baldy Village  4200 ft / 1280 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, Many 2 & 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, White-out
Plesant day below 8000', several white out conditions above 9500' and on the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 

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