Rattlesnake Peak Climber's Log

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socalpeakbagger - Feb 21, 2017 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2017

No Work Tuesday Hike   Sucess!

Light rains and a little cloudy, just right for a hike! In and out from South Ridge.


ScottWhitneyBound - Mar 28, 2016 11:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2016

Up South, Down East  Sucess!

My first time. Did the loop with 4 other hikers. Perfect weather, 64 deg at the summit with a light breeze. Even so, it felt hot much of the time, and I drank 3-1/2 liters. Next time I would carry at least 4 liters.


IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013

South Ridge  Sucess!

Despite the false summits, I really like this mountain. I eventually want to do a loop up the east ridge and down the south. Gotta love the benchmark stamped "Fang".


norco17 - Jun 15, 2014 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

South Ridge  Sucess!

Brush was not as bad as I was expecting, but some of the plants were making my cousin squirm. We both had shorts; pants were definitely not necessary.

BrRabbit - Mar 31, 2014 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2014

exausting!  Sucess!

so many false summits. It would crush my spirits if not for the knowledge of one older gentleman who climbed this peak after stroke. He did it, and I had to do it and I did it indeed.


SierraCJ - Jan 20, 2013 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013

3rd Time  Sucess!

South ridge trail devastated and barren from the Williams Fire from September 2012. Still a very enjoyable hike with many ups and downs along the way. Great views from summit.


johnm - Oct 10, 2010 1:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Up and down the South Ridge on a hot October day. On one of the lower ridges I was mirror flashed by a hunter, thank god I had a mirror to flash back. His buddies were taking aim!!!!

Views from summit were great and fighter squad made several flyovers.


SierraCJ - May 3, 2010 11:53 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Nice, steep hike with many ups and downs. Sore legs next day. Super sweet!


cab - Mar 22, 2010 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Step 1 of getting over fear of snakes - Climb Rattlesnake Peak! Well, didn't see any snakes but had great views of all the bigger mountains around. Great training hike and very steep trail.


sackley - Mar 14, 2010 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

Third time's a charm  Sucess!

Great hike to really jumpstart you back in shape. Took South Ridge this time. Did East Ridge once and do not have any desire to do that one again. Going to see if I can get up via the Doe Peak and the west ridge in the coming weeks.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 5, 2010 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2009

East and South Ridges  Sucess!

Rattlesnake and Lookout Mtns on a fine December day. Trip Report


jspeigl - Apr 15, 2009 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

South ridge  Sucess!

Rough hike. My knee was killing after this one.


SoCalHiker - Dec 10, 2008 1:49 am Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

Nice loop  Sucess!

Hiked up south ridge and returned via east ridge. Great views all around and some bushwhacking on the east ridge.


Ze - Dec 8, 2008 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008

Up South, Down East  Sucess!

Awesome views, especially coming down the east ridge. Minor brush on the south ridge, definitely more on the east ridge. Wear pants if taking East route.


bruceg - May 19, 2008 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 1990

East Ridge to South Ridge  Sucess!

Great view


mdougherty - Apr 23, 2008 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Fun hike  Sucess!

This is a fun peak to do in the San Gabriels. I did this one with a rather large Sierra Club group.

David Rosenberg - Apr 10, 2008 1:48 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2008

3 Times  Sucess!

Most recent time up secondary route which is definitely recommended.


Travis_ - Mar 6, 2007 1:40 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2007

Secondary/Primary Loop  Sucess!

Great hike, hiked up the east ridge (secondary route) and down the south ridge (primary route). Wrote a simple Trip Report.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 25, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Route from Shoemaker Rd  Sucess!

Beautiful day on a beautiful ridge. It is quite a jaunt to get this 5,800 foot peak, but nowhere near the effort it takes to do neighbor Big Iron. Anyway, I highly recommend this peak. The long sweeping ridge that takes you there is awesome. I was really impressed by the dramatic drop into what Rob on his page for this mountain calls "the notch." The triangular bump from which you drop into the notch I've heard referred to as "Baby Rattlesnake." Pretty certain I saw Wingding out there, but only based on having seen a sole female coming down the mountain and her log entry for the same date because we've never met.


Rob - Feb 5, 2006 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2005

From Shoemaker Road.  Sucess!


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