(Strenuous) S-O-B-E-C (w/Falling Rock Cyn)
This will be a hike up Falling Rock Canyon to Sugarloaf Peak and then up the ridge to Ontario Peak. After a short break we’ll head over to Bighorn, then down to the Bighorn/Cucamonga saddle and up to Etiwanda and finally up Cucamonga before descending to Icehouse Saddle and back to the parking lot.
If you’ve never done Falling Rock Canyon, this is a good chance to see this vigorous route.
Options for bail-out include going to Kelly Camp and then Icehouse Saddle, or heading directly to Icehouse Saddle after Bighorn.
Meet at the stairs at the upper end of the parking lot for Icehouse Canyon trailhead.
I will carry 4L of water and electrolytes. There is no water source along the entire route until we hit Columbine Spring.
We are starting before sunrise to beat the heat. I don’t want to go around the waterfall on Falling Rock in absolute dark, but it will be ‘civil twilight’.
We will meet at 5:45 and leave promptly at 6:00.
• 2L of water
• Helmet for climbing in Falling Rock Cyn
There will be some class 3 climbing and one short section where you need to be confident of your footing with some exposure. The rest of the climb will be steep, but can be done without hands.
Note: I am not a guide nor an expert. I am an unpaid event organizer and by attending this event you realize that there are certain inherent risks in outdoor activities such as hiking and Rock-climbing and you accept those risks personally.
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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