Iron Mountain

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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!

Elevation (feet): 8,006
Elevation (meters): 2,440
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central and Southern California Ranges
State: California
Latitude: 34.2883
Longitude: -117.712
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Ontario
Convenient Center: Azusa

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #20472 - by Chris Bernetich on Nov 05, 2006
    Very 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...