Ascent of Mount San Antonio on 2018-12-21

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, December 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount San Antonio
    Elevation:10064 ft / 3067 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had a quick breakfast at my hotel in Colton and drove to Manker Flat, where there were maybe twenty cars already parked along the road. I started up the gated road just before 7:30am. I walked right by the steep cutoff trail to the Baldy Bowl about a mile in, but luckily I quickly realized my mistake. I reached the ski hut around 8:45am, and shortly thereafter the trail became snowy enough to warrant the use of my crampons. The conditions were perfect for them, and I cruised up the trail through the trees to the summit ridge. I arrived at the very, very windy summit around 9:45am. A dog arrived a minute after me, followed by six other people. The wind relentlessly sandblasted snow into my face, and after snapping a few photos I started back down. I took off my crampons at the ski hut, where I ran into some folks contemplating whether to continue to the summit in worn-out tennis shoes. Another seemingly underequipped group I passed surmised that they would cover the remaining 2,500ft of vertical in an hour going at a "good pace." I jogged the last portion on the road and arrived at my car around 11:20am.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3952 ft / 1204 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3952 ft / 1204 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3952 ft / 1204 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Baldy Bowl Trail
    Start Trailhead:Manker Flat  6112 ft / 1862 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3952 ft / 1204 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Left of bowl
    End Trailhead:Manker Flat  6112 ft / 1862 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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