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granite4brainsRoute Climbed: Red Box Date Climbed: 11/08/97  Sucess!


Have climbed the Red Box and Colby Canyon routes many times since. One of the nicer peaks in the San Gabriels, IMO.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:24 pm

theronmoonRoute Climbed: Colby Canyon Date Climbed: 5/5/01  Sucess!


couldn't sleep , too drunk , so at 3:30am decided to leave a letter of resignation at my job, rei, and then off to colby canyon and up to Strawberry for the sunrise.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 9:57 am

CNC DaveRoute Climbed: West Ridge/Colby canyon Date Climbed: Jan.23,2005  Sucess!

CNC Dave

Good dayhike with lots of variety. Waterfalls were great and boulders at the end were a good workout for an old guy.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 12:07 am

jkowalskiRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 1/22/05  Sucess!
19th time on summit. Nice and warm, very little snow and ice along the ridge. But the waterfalls are flowing nicely down in Colby Canyon.
Posted Jan 24, 2005 3:27 pm

birdheadRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: January 22, 2005  Sucess!


A pretty good hike with a nice scramble at the end. Warm weather for January and no snow left from the previous big storm.
Posted Jan 23, 2005 1:37 pm

EC RyderRoute Climbed: West Ridge / Colby Date Climbed: March 27, 2004  Sucess!
As my Uncle Jim says: The Man's Route. Lots of fun following the arrows...
Posted Jan 17, 2005 6:47 pm

WRGruenerRoute Climbed: Colby Canyon/West Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with my son rusty6. I have to get used to the class 3 thing. All-in-all an enjoyable hike.
Posted Jan 14, 2005 4:59 pm

ChuckORoute Climbed: eastern route Date Climbed: late 1970's  Sucess!


Solo climb when I was round 16yrs. I remember it as pretty solitary (probably went mid-week), and not too difficult. Remember peering down the west face!
Posted Nov 5, 2004 7:23 pm

thebutlerRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 10/24/04  Sucess!
The recent rains have ripped up the trail in spots, making it a much more enjoyable and interesting hike. I summited at 9:50 a.m. Getting a little chilly up there.
Posted Oct 25, 2004 12:54 pm

MelbaToastRoute Climbed: West RIdge Date Climbed: 10/23/04  Sucess!


It was a gorgeous day after a big rainstorm and the creek was flowing nicely. It was a great hike and I like the scrambling sections. I love "scrambled legs". Thanks, Robbie!
Posted Oct 24, 2004 3:25 pm

rusty6Route Climbed: Colby Canyon/ West Ridge Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!


Damn it was cloudy, climbed that last 1/4 mile with about 15 feet visibilty. Oh well, it just made the climb that much more memorable.
Posted Sep 25, 2004 1:36 am

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Circa 1965  Sucess!


The main thing I remember climbing this peak is how hot it was and I ran out of water. I had to push my tee shirt through the water screen atop a water tank along the ridge. I then squeezed my wet tee shirt wringing as much salty and dirty water into my parched throat. I don't know how I didn't get sick from the stagnant water since a ranger told me even rats fall through the screen guard! Yuk!
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:47 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: West Ridge/Colby canyon Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!
Posted Aug 2, 2004 2:37 pm

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: 2/3/2003  Sucess!


Completed a loop starting on Josephine Fire Road and ran up to the west Strawberry saddle trail. I hiked the trail until I was on the west side of the main ridge, then cut up onto the main west ridge trail. I hiked up to the summit after taking a brief wrong turn that led me into class 4 territory. Back on the class 3 route, I enjoyed climbing to the summit. It was much like a jungle gym-just enjoying doing some simple climbing on the big chunky rocks. Lots of fun. Came down the east ridge and rode my bike from Red Box (where I left it) to Josephine Road.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 12:45 am

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 10/17/2000  Sucess!


I climbed up the trail from just up 2 from Red Box. I ran on the trail to the saddle between Mt. Lawlor and Strawberry Pk. I climbed the east Strawberry Ridge to the summit without any trouble. Great day, wonderful views.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 12:42 am

thebutlerRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Several Times  Sucess!
I've summited this mountain about 20 times. I've done it in deep snow, blazing hot sun, and in the early morning darkness and it's always been fun.Only the West Ridge is worth doing. The east side route is too flat and boring. Also, I'm in the process of establishing a new route. I'll post the info when I finish it.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 2:00 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Red Box Date Climbed: May 20, 1981  Sucess!

Scott M.

This is a really fun peak with the little Class 2/3 section near the top. I've done it several times since.
Posted Feb 19, 2004 5:21 pm

RobYes...  Sucess!


been up there many times.
Posted Jan 18, 2004 4:07 am

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: via Colby Canyon Date Climbed: Dec 2001  Sucess!


Fun section of class 2/3 rock.
Posted Sep 28, 2003 10:17 am

forjanRoute Climbed: Colby Canyon to West Ridge Date Climbed: April 20, 2003  Sucess!


Nice day for a quick hike. You begin at the Colby Canyon trailhead. After a few miles, you'll reach Josephine Saddle. Turn right (east) at the saddle and follow the west ridge of Strawberry Peak. Just before the summit you'll need to surmount an 80-foot section of class 3 rock (this is the highlight of the climb). You can descend the same way you came up or go down the trail to Red Box.
Posted Aug 13, 2003 8:10 pm

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