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Rock Climbing in Mount Baldy, San Bernardino, California USA
Mount Baldy is perfect for rock climbing. The summit is the highest point of the San Gabriel Mountains. The climb route is a loop with a variety of terrain and electric biotic zones. It combines the Baldy Bowl Trail (known as Ski Hut Trail) for the ascent and Devils Backbone Trail and Manker Canyon Fire Trail for the descent.
Length of trail is 11 mi/17.7 km. Elevation gain is 3880 ft/1183 m. Skill level is class 2, strenuous. Trailhead elevation is 6246 ft/1904 m and top elevation 10064 ft/3067 m. Local maps, that will be useful are Southern California Atlas and Gazetteer and USGS Mount San Antonio. Local contacts are Sheep Mountain Wilderness. Best season to climb is April through November.