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wildernessprestonFun Scramble
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

wildernesspreston

Fun scramble up the headwall. From there it is an easy traverse to the ridge. Stunning view of San Jac.
Posted Apr 4, 2013 9:29 pm

cabMCJO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

cab

I didn't think the headwall was as bad as advertised. It's loose, but fairly short. However, I'm glad I brought a helmet and wouldn't want to do this with many other people. Lots of gnats in the creekbed on the way down which made the descent unpleasant.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 1:54 pm

Bob BurdYucapia Ridge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Bob Burd

A long 12hr day with Tom and Laura, tagging the last of the HPS peaks for my list finish. As Tom said, heat + flies = yucks. Trip Report
Posted Sep 8, 2011 6:33 pm

bechttYucaipa Ridge traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

bechtt

Up the headwall to Galena and then across the entire ridge ending on Allen. Heat and flies made this an unpleasant hike but it was Bob Burd's HPS List Finish so that made the trip worth it.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 8:53 am

johnwasemillerGalena Peak Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010

johnwasemiller

Hiked up to Galena Peak via Mill Creek Jump off on Saturday 10/23/10. I live in Redlands and the weather was overcast but once we got to Forest Falls/Vivian Creek it was about 40 degrees and we were above the clouds. I have to say going up the river bed is easy until you see the wall and your like its not to far. But that last say .5-.75 miles is challenging but fun. We got to the headwall and started climbing in the middle towards the left. The fog we watched move in and we couldn't see. I was ahead of my two friends stopped mid way and realized I could see the ridge. We ended up making it to the top and way above the clouds clear as can be and a layer of clouds was over the entire valley and only the tall mountains showed above an incredible view of Mt. San Jacinto sticking out through the clouds. It was a long day hard but fun. I recommend it to anyone who is willing for the grind.
Posted Oct 26, 2010 11:15 pm

Bill562Mill Creek
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2010

Bill562

Attempt on skis, weather said no. Tons of snow/avy debri, constant rock fall from the northern wall of the canyon. Great skiing though.
Posted Mar 10, 2010 4:55 pm

wyopeakMikeGalena rules  Sucess!

wyopeakMike

I have fond memories of the few times I hiked up to the jumpoff and then went up the fun trace trail up to the summit. I remember my first time there getting a photo of a giant bighorn ram. The summit was one of my favorites of SoCal.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 4:14 pm

johnmRoute Climbed: Mill Creek Jumpoff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

johnm

Up the Mill Creek headwall and on to the summit. At the headwall ascended the south (right) grey dirt and descended the left side orange dirt. Mostly scree skiing going down. Views from both summits are some of the best in SoCal. Great in every direction.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 11:41 pm

Zevia MCJO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Ze

went straight up a small gully just a bit south (right) of the middle of the headwall. tough stuff.

traversed over to Little San Gorgonio after
Posted Sep 2, 2009 11:36 am

mdoughertyVia the headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

mdougherty

Nice hike with mdostby and others. It was raining all the way to the trailhead but ended up being a beautiful day.
Posted Jun 16, 2009 2:39 am

mdostbyMill Creek Headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

mdostby

Fun day with Charles Irving and crew. Very dirty and dusty climbing the headwall.
Posted Jun 14, 2009 2:28 pm

SleightySnowy Surprise
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2008

Sleighty

Got snowed on immediately after getting in to the parking lot. Still attempted. Made it just below summit, though we took one of the chutes, which was quite a dumb idea considering how ill-equipped we were. Still an almost surreal day though. Galena does not look at all like a So-cal peak when covered in fog and snow.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 1:30 am

realshaferJumpoff to both Galenas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008

realshafer

Did the normal Mill Creek to Jumpoff to summit. Visited both peaks and looking over the edge of the higher Galena made me glad I didn't try coming up one of the chutes. That place is a crumbly mess. Best part: Seeing three Big Horn Sheep in Mill Creek up close. So great!
Posted Oct 9, 2008 1:59 am

Sam PageMill Creek Jump-Off  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2002

Sam Page

I forget the exact date, but it was part of an organized trip with the California Mountaineering Club. I remember steep snow-climbing up to the saddle.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 11:59 am

BlairMill Creek Jumpoff
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

Blair

Traversed up Mill Creek to the jumpoff. Climbed the middle rib using natural protection from the trees growing on the rib. Pretty much a talus/scree scramble with lots of falling rocks and dusty! Traversed the top to a sandy spot for lunch, proceeded up another 35 vertical feet until we reached our turnaround time(work). Turned around about 50 vertical feet from the summit of Galena peak. Coming down was even more dicey as we thought we should just glissade down a dirt couloir. Bloody hands and calves later, we were off the headwall. Lots of crazy fun!
Posted Nov 5, 2006 4:18 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Climbed: Headwall/Mill Creek Jumpoff Date Climbed: March 4, 2006

Augie Medina

Did this climb with the Calif. Mountaineering Club. Lots of soft snow along the creek through the canyon. Rocks whizzing down the north side of the canyon all day. The headwall was cruddy. We picked an ascent line toward the south (to the right) side of the headwall. Before we started traversing, where it really gets steep, we encountered lots of thin hard ice over the dirt. This made for a dicey traverse to the right to gain the ridge. Had to maneuver through some thick neck high vegetation to get to the saddle. From the saddle to the eastern summit there were several inches to a foot of fresh snow, but all layered over ice. Definitely needed crampons here. The summit was gorgeous. The San Bernardino Ridge peaks, San Jacinto, and Baldy, were all clearly in sight. Going back, we again tried to stay to the south (left) of the headwall. Even with crampons, getting down the steepest section was hard work; there was little for our ice axe spikes to plant into. We had a great outing without question. However,I wouldn't recommend the headwall in the condition it was in today. With a thorough snow cover you could snowshoe or crampon all the way up, but today the headwall was neither here nor there.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 9:20 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Mill Creek Jumpoff Date Climbed: July 24, 1983  Sucess!

Scott M.

Quite a fun trip and virtually deserted as everyone else seemed to be going up San Gorgonio this day.
Posted Feb 19, 2004 5:24 pm

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: NW slope Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

My wife Elena and I headed up the Mill Creek Canyon for a one-day climbing. The Mill Creek Jump-Off is the major objective and the summit is the second. Saw some wet-avys (after the recent storms) and a lot of rockfalls on the northern side of the canyon. Wear a helmet and be reasonable about the season. Otherwise - a great climbing (a rare class 3 on the snow in SoCal).
Posted Aug 8, 2003 4:18 am

forjanRoute Climbed: One of the NW chutes (via Mill Creek Canyon/Wash) Date Climbed: February 22, 2003  Sucess!

forjan

Climbed with mdostby. You start at the Vivian Creek parking lot and keep going up the Mill Creek drainage 'til you can see the headwall. We took one of the NW chutes. The chute got steeper at the top before we top out onto the ridge. We climbed mixed sections of snow & rock with crampons on and 1 ice axe on hand. Also, watch out for rock fall later in the morning (helmet recommended). Follow the ridge to the summit. Great views of Jepson Peak, San Gorgonio, San Bernardino ridge. We descended towards the saddle at the Mill Creek headwall/jumpoff (8456' at the lowest point on saddle). We stayed towards the left of the headwall as we were coming down. An interesting day as we saw Search & Rescue personnel and an helicopter in the morning looking for a missing person on Feb 22, 2003.
Posted Feb 27, 2003 4:24 pm

mdostbyRoute Climbed: via the Mill Creek Wash Date Climbed: February 22, 2003  Sucess!

mdostby

Nice Winter climb with Spring like conditions. Climbed with SummitPost member forjan. Instead of climbing the headwall we climbed one of the steep chutes on the South side of Mill Creek Canyon. Fun day!
Posted Feb 27, 2003 3:55 pm

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