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Location: Riverside County, about 5 miles east-southeast of Idyllwild, 115 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Idyllwild 7½, Palm View Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Southwell Peak ("South" on USGS topos), Apache Peak
From Southwell Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 1.5 miles one way on trail, use trail, and cross-country
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 2 hours one way
- Rating: Class 3, strenuous, climbing helmets required, with Southwell Peak
- Navigation: Difficult
Original: Frank Dobos, November 1992
DRIVING ROUTE 2
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From Southwell Peak, descend back to the PCT.
- Hike this trail south past bump 7520'+ to saddle
(7200'-) on the ridge just before the trail descends on the left (east)
side. This is about 1/2 mile north-northwest of Antsell Rock.
- Leave the
trail here and follow the rocky ridge that alternates between class 1 and
class 2. Pass the rocky bump just north of Antsell on the right (west)
side and hike up to the face of Antsell in a narrow notch.
- Facing Antsell,
a large class 3 crack goes up to the right. Go up this crack to a ledge at
- Turn left and contour left up past some trees into a gully. Go up
this gully crossing an easier rock path until you come out on the ridge.
- Turn right and go up the ridge to the summit.
Note: HPS policy requires the possession and use of a climbing
helmet on Class 3 terrain or where the hazard of rockfall is present.