Cucamonga Peak Climber's Log

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mdash - Oct 31, 2005 12:14 am

Route Climbed: Ice House Canyon Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!

Glorious day--sunny and warm. Had a great time.


fleshy1 - Oct 24, 2005 4:31 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Cucamonga, Big Horn, Ontario Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!

Did all three in one day with an overnight a kelly's camp. Tiring yet fun. I also saw R Pollard's sign in on Cucamonga!

R Pollard

R Pollard - Oct 21, 2005 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: Ice house canyon Date Climbed: October 21, 2005  Sucess!

First of three peaks this day to celebrate my 40th birthday; Cucamonga, Bighorn, Timber. Perfect weather, even a tiny bit of snow, enough for a snowball anyway. Saw no one from Icehouse canyon on up to the summit


greekclimber - Oct 14, 2005 3:27 pm

Route Climbed: Cucamonga Peak Trail Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

Me and my friend left the parking lot at icehoue canyon at 7 a.m. reached the peak by 10, and were down by 1p.m. I think we did it a little to fact because my knees were destroyed the next day.


BLT - Sep 26, 2005 3:16 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Canyon Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Wild cloud cover. Chilly weather. Great peak.


banjobonch - Sep 5, 2005 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Saddle Date Climbed: September 05, 2005  Sucess!

Nice morning but it got windy around sunup. Not too windy on top but a little chilly for shorts and a tee. Saw no people (except for 2 sleeping campers at the saddle) untill just before the Icehouse Saddle on the way back!

Steve Gardner - Sep 1, 2005 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Ice House Canyon to Cucamonga Peak Date Climbed: 09/01/05  Sucess!

Nice half-day hike with a lot of elevation gain. Back at the car before 2pm. Great views.


GlennG - Aug 2, 2005 1:13 am

Route Climbed: Icehouse Saddle Date Climbed: Sat. July 30th  Sucess!

Number 6 of 10 peak saga comprising Baldy, Harwood, Thunder, Timber, Telegraph, Etiwanda, Bighorn, Ontario, and Sugarloaf. Didn't realize this peak has some of the best views in the San Gabriels.


395guy - Jul 30, 2005 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Canyon Date Climbed: Sat, July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Great hike. Beautiful day. After bagging Cucamonga, I bagged Bighorn and Ontario Peaks. Read my trip report.


banjobonch - Jun 19, 2005 6:34 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Saddle Date Climbed: june 19, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day to be in the mountains! Took about six hours round trip with about an hour at the very windy summit.


cucamonga - May 31, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Canyon Trail Date Climbed: May 31,2005

Wow! We left the trailhead at 5:45 am. The views were fantastic. As you go up more towards the saddle you see Mount Baldy. We didnt think there would be any snow being May and all. We were wrong. We came to our first slab of snow about 1 hour into the trip. Then as we went on we saw more snow and more! The trail was cut off by lots of snow now. We had to go through it to reach the trail once again heading towards the saddle.We arrived at the saddle at 9:00. We suddenly realized we werent going anywhere.The trail to cucamonga was covered in snow. We didnt reach the summit . When we left it was 10:45 we arrived at the car about noon.

seasonsroar - Apr 18, 2005 6:55 pm

Route Climbed: icehouse trail Date Climbed: april 18,2005

WOW, i took my two kids and left the parking area at 10.00am.. Overcast and slightly cold with just a few sun bursts out. it took us 1hour 15 minutes to reach the 1 mile marker. We saw 7 people on the way up and a few on the way down..The highlight for all three of us was the water coming out of the side of the mountain and trail water at your feet..We just ran out of juice to finish, which we were

going to cedar glen..A fast return at 37 mimutes and a great hike to start the season off..


theronmoon - Mar 4, 2005 10:06 am

Route Climbed: icehouse Date Climbed: 9/93  Sucess!

Awesome summit, a great place to camp and get insane views of the citylights 7000ft below.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 22, 2004 12:47 am

Route Climbed: Deer Canyon to South Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2004  Sucess!

It wasn't the exhilarating ridge scramble I'd hoped for based on the route description on here, but it was a pleasant walk with some nice scenery along the way. Summit views were mostly of haze.


RobertCharlesAltman - Jun 22, 2004 12:26 am

Route Climbed: Trail from Icehouse Saddle Date Climbed: 6/11/02  Sucess!

Nice hike up to Icehouse Saddle from Baldy Road. I ran to Cucamonga-Bighorn Saddle then hiked up to Cucamonga summit. Beautiful area.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Feb 16, 2004 6:44 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Canyon Date Climbed: May 6, 1984  Sucess!

A great trip. Combined this with a side trip to Ontario Peak. Cucamonga is far better than Ontario in my opinion.


birdhead - Feb 4, 2004 1:29 am

Route Climbed: via Ice House Canyon Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Growing up in Rancho I spent my entire childhood looking at this peak. I feel ashamed to have neglected it for so long. This is my favorite peak of the group near Mt. Baldy. Unfortunately, you will roll the dice for a clear day.


notinkansas - Dec 2, 2003 10:19 pm

Route Climbed: Deer Canyon to South Ridge to summit Date Climbed: Nov. 30, 2003  Sucess!

For as long as we have lived here in the “Inland Valley” (about 5 years) I have looked up and wondered if it was possible to climb directly up the South side of Cucamonga Peak all the way to the summit. Well now I know. And it was GREAT!!!


mdostby - Jul 28, 2003 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: Ice House Canyon Trail Date Climbed: July 27, 2003  Sucess!

Wanted to get out of the house for a few hours so I headed up to the local mountains. Wanted to check out Ice House Canyon and hike to Cucamonga Peak since I never had been there before. I have always went for the higher peaks in the area but I'm burned out on them. Made the saddle in an hour and a half then made the summit of Cucamonga in another hour and a half. The original plan was to do the peak and head home but Bighorn Peak looked easy enough to bag, so I hiked cross-country up the mellow south ridge to it's summit. From there I decided to follow the ridgeline west towards Ontario Peak. After about a mile I picked up the main trail to Ontario Peak and after several false summits nailed it to. Between Bighorn and Ontairo I saw a fairly large buck with a full rack, a bighorn sheep and zero people. Turned out to be a full day of hiking. Nice way to spend a Sunday.


forjan - Jun 8, 2003 2:40 pm

Route Climbed: Icehouse Canyon Date Climbed: June 8, 2003  Sucess!

I hiked on this Sunday morning with Murray Zichlinsky. We had a early lunch/snack at Icehouse Saddle. Left Icehouse Saddle at 10:00am and went cross-country along a broad north ridge towards Bighorn Peak. Made the summit of Bighorn Peak (8,441') at 10:20am. Signed the register and then dropped x-country 800' towards Cucamonga Saddle. Skipped most of the switchbacks. I made the summit of Cucamonga Peak (8,859') at 11:15am. Murray arrived four minutes earlier. Rested a bit, drank some Gatorade, saw the smoggy view of the Inland Empire valley floor and then left the summit at 11:30am. Murray decided he was going to do Bighorn Peakon his way out. I decided to run down to the parking lot. At 12:36pm (1 hr 6 min), I was at the Icehouse Canyon trailhead parking lot. Just got home about 20 minutes ago given the traffic on the I-10. Now, I'm gonna take a shower and then the girlfriend and I are gonna head out to watch The Matrix Reloaded flick at the movies.

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