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orbitorFrom Heaton Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2014

orbitor

Started off 2014 on the right note by finally hiking Big Iron. Dry winter meant no snow and clear trails, but it still got pretty hot below Allison Saddle. Last 2 miles to summit are brutal. Excellent 360 views from up top. Descent is hard on the knees and yuccas stand to punish any mistake. Earn it.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 7:31 pm

JeremiahJohnsonSW ridge via allison  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2013
Brutal scree/choss fest with lots of bushwacking up the SW ridge from Allison Mine. Took longer than expected, but well worth the effort. The Summit is idyllic.
Posted Nov 25, 2013 6:57 pm

Terry FazioToo hot
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013
Tried this when I had a free weekend while working in the area. Got to within about a mile & a half of the summit before turning back. It was near 100 degrees & I went through 6 liters of water. I was worried about continuing and not having the energy for the return trip with all the ups & downs. Definitely will try this one again in cooler weather.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 7:07 pm

BobD38th or 9th or 10th time up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 1988
I first climbed Iron Mtn. in the early 80's but do not remember the exact date. This hike is best done in spring, May or June, especially when it's overcast and the days are longer. I was once stranded on the upper ridgeline, in thick fog and spent a night here. Luckily it was in May and overnight temps stayed above 50 F.
I've found nothing in the San Gabriel's tougher than this one.
It's heart attack killer, without a doubt.
Posted Feb 2, 2013 11:12 pm

FletchWow!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Fletch

Wife and I turned around... bigger day than expected...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:28 pm

SierraCJStrike three!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

SierraCJ

Heaton Flat trail on a very hot(mid 90's)and still day. Leg cramps 1 mile from summit caused me to abort this hike. Already planning conquering this beast on a much cooler day!
Posted Oct 29, 2012 8:32 pm

seanoHeaton Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2012

seano

A long, hot slog. Bleh.
Posted Oct 29, 2012 6:25 pm

mattcavhell hath no fury  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2011

mattcav

sweet Jesus this one was tough!
we went at the right time, early february, when the snow was minimal (hardly any at the top) and the temps were relatively low. the summit view as of writing this is still my all time favorite summit view ever. breathtaking. recommended but never do this one alone. also, BRING trekking poles and tough clothing. my goretex pants were hot but saved me from sliding into the razor sharp yucca. i've posted a ton of pics, a gps log, and other goodies on my blog: http://summitascents.com/2011/02/05/2-4-11-conquering-the-hell-that-is-iron-mountain/
Posted Sep 22, 2012 10:39 pm

royandersonIron to Baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

royanderson

Went on to Baldy via San Antonio Ridge. Started at Heaton Flats. Have trip report on it.
Posted Jun 3, 2012 11:11 pm

madclimberIron-Baldy Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2010

madclimber

Iron-Baldy with car shuttle. Awesome!
Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:31 pm

echristensenTime to go back!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

echristensen

Hiked up late last year, amazing views and physically rewarding, although I pretty much spent then entire decent on my butt.
Posted Nov 1, 2011 8:24 pm

MCGustoOne heck of a slog...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

MCGusto

Dayhike in HOT weather followed by swim in the East Fork
"I Earn" the Iron Trip Report
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:14 am

klotitoFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

klotito

With the Socal Hikers and Peakbaggers group. Started at 4:35a to beat the heat. Some perspectives from an Iron first-timer:

The climb up was steep and tough, but easier than I expected. Made it up in 4:33. The use trail was in better shape and there was far less brush (yucca, buckthorn) than I expected. The summit and views from it are splendid - worth the ordeal. The descent is absolutely brutal, harder than I expected. Next time I might traverse the ridge to Baldy and descend via the Devil's Backbone. All in all a challenging and rewarding hike.
Posted Oct 8, 2011 10:08 pm

QuadaxialIron-Baldy traverse baby!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Quadaxial

Hiked this once before. Did the Iron-Baldy traverse, took almost 12 hours, but man, what an epic hike!
Posted Oct 5, 2011 12:27 am

PaulatronFail
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2011

Paulatron

I hate this mountain. Starting earlier next time.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 10:25 pm

mcphersonm80Failed Attempt
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2011

mcphersonm80

The only mountain to ever reject us... Got a late start, hit our turnaround time after reaching only 5300' or so. Next time, will camp out at Heaton Flat and get an early start.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 7:48 pm

EnFuegoIron Mtn via Heaton Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

EnFuego

Started about 6:30am. Warm, warm morning. Found lost hiker that slept in bushes at about 6,100 ft. He lost his group from previous day. After giving him some water and food and once assured he could find his way down after pointing out the trail, we continued up to summit.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 4:35 pm

platypiiBig Iron  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

platypii

Traversed from Baldy across San Antonio Ridge. Cool exposed ridge scrambling! Long descent down to Heaton Flats. Great day out!
Posted Feb 9, 2011 11:03 pm

GigaMikevia Heaton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

GigaMike

Dayhike from Heaton on a nice, cool day.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 3:15 pm

labglovesForth time via Heaton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2009

labgloves

A favorite. Great summit view.

Would like to do the traverse someday.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 1:21 pm

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