Telegraph Peak (California) Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • November 23, 2022
    Temecula_Dan from United States

    Hiked 11/22/22 solo. Started early at Icehouse Canyon and went up Timber, Telegraph, Thunder and North Thunder in absolutely awesome weather with no wind. Some ice but mainly snow to Timber so no micro spikes, just careful poled steps where necessary. Put on micro spikes on the way to Telegraph with very little post holing but then had to break out the ice axe because of semi-frozen snow sluffs taking out the trail up/down Telegraph. There just wasn’t a trail on the steeper slope traverses. Didn’t need to break out the crampons but if you don’t use an axe, you’re going to need them with poles.

    Once off Telegraph, bare hiking boots/shoes are good enough. Completed the loop by walking down the Baldy Ski access road and then Mount Baldy Road back to Icehouse Canyon. Very adventurous and fun hike!

  • March 25, 2012
    Hiking Chick from United States

    Hiked to Telegraph and Thunder today 3/24. We cheated a little by taking the ski lift. The snow on the ski runs is thin, but on the was up to Telegraph (after the saddle), it was very steep and a slog to hike in the snow. Microspikes and poles definitely needed. We took a use/hiker trail on our way down. The views from Telegraph are spectacular. It is the best T out of the 3 Ts (Thunder and Timber being the other two).