Photo by Chris Bernetich
|Range/Region:||Central and Southern California Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Ontario|
Thanks to Peter Leth for adding this peak.
The most inaccessible peak in the San Gabriels. "Big Iron," as it is affectionately known amongst old hands, is a classic bushwhack. There is no easy, short way to the summit. Climb 6000+ vertical feet from the East Fork (10-12 hours), or 7000+ vertical feet (14-18 hours) from Heaton Flat/ Baldy. Excellent views of the rugged San Gabriel Canyon and Mt. San Antonio high country await those who endure the climb. Bring lots of water!
Thanks to Peter Leth for this description.