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!
|Range/Region:||Central and Southern California Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Ontario|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #20472 - by Chris Bernetich on Nov 05, 2006Very tough climb. We started out by hiking the traditional route the the Bridge to Nowhere, and decided to go up fish fork up to the ridge of Iron Mountain and climb it. We then came down the Heaton...