Ascent of San Antonio Ridge on 1981-12-28

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, December 28, 1981
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Antonio Ridge
    Elevation:7758 ft / 2364 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a two day backpack to climb Iron Mountain from Manker Flat via Mount San Antonio and San Antonio Ridge.
From the trailhead, Rick and I backpacked up the Ski Hut trail to Mount San Antonio, then we went down San Antonio Ridge to the base of Iron Mountain, climbing West Baldy, Peak 7903 and San Antonio Ridge along the way. Just like the year before, Rick didn't like the look of the 3rd class on Iron Mountain, so we dropped off the ridge and ended up spending the night at the Gold Dollar Mine. The next day, we backpacked out to the East Fork of the San Gabriel River via Dry Gulch, Coldwater Canyon and the Heaton Flat trail. Trip stats include ascents of all 4 peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4350 ft / 1325 m
    Total Elevation Loss:8558 ft / 2608 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.5 mi / 29.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1 and 2
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4350 ft / 1325 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1550 ft / 472 m; Extra: 2800 ft / 853m
    Loss on way in:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 14.9 km
    Route:Baldy trail/San Antonio Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Manker Flat  6208 ft / 1892 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5758 ft / 1755 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 14.9 km
    Route:Dry Gulch/Coldwater Canyon
    End Trailhead:East Fork San Gabriel River  2000 ft / 609 m

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