Ascent of San Bernardino Peak on 2019-06-19

Climber: David Sharg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:San Bernardino Peak
    Elevation:10649 ft / 3245 m

Ascent Trip Report

San Bernardino Peak, San Bernardino Peak East, and Washington Monument

Total distance: 18.1 miles
Elevation gain: 5110 ft
Total time: 10 hours, 58 minutes
Start time: 6:47am
Trailhead: Angelus Oaks, 1W07
Accomplishments by list: Six Pack of Peaks #5, HPS #39 and #40

Difficulty of hike: 9 out of 10. If only going to San B, it would have been less. But the snow on the ground through the traverse to San B East made route finding quite difficult. I'll try it again sometime without snow.

Views during the hike: 9 out of 10. All three points along the hike had different amazing views. Washington Monument had a good view of Santiago and Mojeska, San B had good views of all the mountains north or Big Bear and San Jacinto, and San B East had excellent views of Andersen, San Gorgonio, Sugarloaf, and Yucaipa Ridge. All had good views towards Baldy and Cucamonga.

Climbing on the descent: So all of the topos have the saddle between San B and San B East about 200 feet below the peaks. To me, it felt like more. Having to climb San B again after summiting San B East was no fun, but there was no other option. If only going to San B, there is no climbing on the descent.

People seen: 9 other hikers

Animals seen: none

It's been over a year since I did a Six Pack Challenge peak. I was on my way to do San B last year when the fire broke out that closed Highway 38, so I had to wait. Then this year, all the snow made it impossible. I waited as long as I could, but there was still snow on the ground that made the hike more difficult.

The register on San B East is missing, as well as the lid to the box.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Part of Trip: San Bernardino

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Washington Monument2019-06-19 
2San Bernardino Peak2019-06-19 
3San Bernardino East Peak2019-06-19 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Sharg
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

This page has been served 166 times since 2005-01-15.

Copyright © 1987-2022 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service