8,007 ft / 2,440 m


707 ft / 215 m


53 summits

Top climbing months

November   20%

April   18%

December   12%

Most climbed route

Heaton Flats

"Iron to Baldy Traverse (2x) with Scott B., Dash, and Wendi (she turned around on Iron). Gunsight Notch was the highlight of the trip with some really fun class 3. The steep climb up West Baldy included patches of mixed snow, ice, scree, and boulders. The last 300' saw us fight through 40+ mph winds getting up the ridge and over to Baldy." - tombecht, Jan 27, 2018
"Left the house at 4:30 and hit the trail at 5:15-still dark(ish) when we arrived at the Heaton trailhead-This was by far the hardest hike I have ever done-most of the hike is exposed and you are surrounded by Chaparral-just high enough to cut out your view -last 20% opens up and your in Pine trees-makes it worthwhile! Will I do this hike again? Hell no! Ok-Maybe....Darn-OK starting to plan the hike and going over the ridge to Baldy.....Sigh...." - Curt, Aug 1, 2015
"HPS hike led by Peter and Ignacia Doggett with 10 hikers. Two of us (Marit and I) were a bit faster than the others (and she was certainly faster than me!) so, with Peter's blessing, we forged ahead and got to the summit in five hours; we were back to the rideshare in Azusa four hours after that. We had pretty good weather conditions, although I was still soaked with sweat during the STEEP ascent. I had been nervous about this hike, and it certainly was tough, but I was ready for it. Definitely bring trekking poles for this one, as the steep sections are often quite slippery. The trail is pret" - HikerMark, Apr 11, 2015
"The day was consistently overcast with low clouds, which was probably ideal given the dusty and dry conditions of the trail. Not many views en route since we were in clouds, but had some great holes at the summit with probably the best view of Baldy and Baden-Powell I've ever had. Took just over 4 hours to summit. Enjoyed Coronas on top for Cinco de Mayo." - Christopher, May 5, 2013
"With the Socal Hikers and Peakbaggers group. Started at 4:30a to beat the heat and made it to the summit by 9:10a with a sunrise over Mt. Baldy enjoyed from Allison Saddle. Going up wasn't too bad, coming down was KILLER. Just under 10 hours RT. A challenging and rewarding hike!" - klotito, Oct 8, 2011



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