Ascent of Mount San Antonio on 2011-10-22

Climber: Mark Kornfeind

Others in Party:Rudy came along up to Devil's Backbone.
Date:Saturday, October 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount San Antonio
    Elevation:10064 ft / 3067 m

Ascent Trip Report

Paid $20 for RT ticket on ski lift to get to the 7,800ft. point. Climbed up the customary Devil's Backbone route. Steep on several sides as many have noted. Was surprised by the amount of wind sweeping around the area. Much of trail at the start runs on the southern edge of a ridge. But once out of the treeline, wind picked up significantly, especially at the saddle before the final exposed summit climb. It became a little better on the side of the mountain and on top. Most people I'd even seen on a summit. At least 30. Most were huddled in several rock wind selters built.

1.5L Water
1.5 Cliff Bars
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Devil's Backbone
    Trailhead:Ski Lift top  
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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