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Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« on: January 14, 2021, 06:16:00 PM »
So I've been stupid bored during lockdown 2.0... and thinking about roadtripping some skate spots when the weather clears up. I'd love some suggestions but also wondering if anyone has skated Mt. Baldy/ San Antonio Dam?!

I read about Mount Baldy here
https://www.boardcoast.com/skateparks/mount-baldy-pipeline/

JW if anyone's been and if it's actually worth the trek... sounds like a pretty dope ride. I'm from Ontario but hoping to head out west anyways. Lemme know if it's worth it, or if you know of some cooler spots.

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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 08:35:10 PM »
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 12:25:56 AM »
Haven't skated the pipeline but I go up to Mt. Baldy about once every three months just to disconnect. It's beautiful up there and I highly recommend it.
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 04:04:35 AM »
Mount Baldy?  Sounds like my honeymoon!
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 04:08:58 AM »
Mount Baldy?  Sounds like my honeymoon!

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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 04:22:54 AM »
Itís a fucking trek but pretty fun. Iíll never skate it again but it was a bucket list thing.

My wifeís from upland and her parents live on San Antonio street, so every time I go out there I think about that shit. Thereís a million better spots you could skate that are no where near as risky though.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 05:31:18 AM »
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 05:40:28 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2021, 07:05:55 AM »
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2021, 02:07:20 PM »
@SmokinJuan I grew up next to you it. Feel free to PM me on here for some further details such as parking, what to bring, expect, yada yada yada.
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2021, 06:37:54 PM »
Mount Baldy has been a bucket list spot for me as well, ever since I saw photos of it as a kid. I've never been there but have looked into it a bit, and apparently it's kinda tough to get to. There's a gap that you have to jump across if there's not a wooden plank in place to cross it, you have to make sure to go when there's no water flowing through, and supposedly the floor of the pipe is very rough, to the point that you will probably have to use real soft filmer type wheels to roll through it. Feel free to correct me on any of this, and good luck getting there.

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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 07:35:25 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2023, 03:55:35 AM »
So whatís the deal, does this place ever get filled with water? Anyone ever got caught out? When do they dump water? Iím just interested as it seems terrifying and no interviews or stories about it ever talk about the water.

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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2023, 06:51:04 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2023, 11:44:16 AM »
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@radcunt she wet this time of year. Likely will be skateable around May.

I’ve never heard of anyone getting washed out from the pipe, but I got washed out of the spill way with a few friends back in 2003. Not the most dangerous thing below the pipe, but not a fun way to get soaked with run off and loose a board either.
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2023, 11:47:09 AM »
Mount Baldy has been a bucket list spot for me as well, ever since I saw photos of it as a kid. I've never been there but have looked into it a bit, and apparently it's kinda tough to get to. There's a gap that you have to jump across if there's not a wooden plank in place to cross it, you have to make sure to go when there's no water flowing through, and supposedly the floor of the pipe is very rough, to the point that you will probably have to use real soft filmer type wheels to roll through it. Feel free to correct me on any of this, and good luck getting there.


Itís not unskateably rough, but Iíd suggest 99/98a duros at least 58mm or bigger. Itís nice to be able to slide through carves, and softies get a little boring there.
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2023, 02:44:20 PM »
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@radcunt she wet this time of year. Likely will be skateable around May.

Iíve never heard of anyone getting washed out from the pipe, but I got washed out of the spill way with a few friends back in 2003. Not the most dangerous thing below the pipe, but not a fun way to get soaked with run off and loose a board either.
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This is what Iím talking about. Thanks!!  Do they not open the valves at certain times of the year?

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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2023, 08:08:13 PM »
It would be cool just to say you did it but I find fullpipes kinda boring.

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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2023, 11:05:51 PM »
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@radcunt she wet this time of year. Likely will be skateable around May.

Iíve never heard of anyone getting washed out from the pipe, but I got washed out of the spill way with a few friends back in 2003. Not the most dangerous thing below the pipe, but not a fun way to get soaked with run off and loose a board either.
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This is what Iím talking about. Thanks!!  Do they not open the valves at certain times of the year?


@radcunt thats a good question. Thereís an inactive reservoir behind the dam wall, which the full pipe drains. The county moved over to a groundwater detention basin system below the pipe around 2008 or so, which the majority of the water is diverted to (I think, Iím no hydrogeomorphologist or storm water engineer). The water that comes through the pipe on low water years is from wall seepage, and from the inactive reservoirís overflow on higher years. If you want to geek out, Iíd reach out to San Bernardino Countyís water agency.
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Re: Anyone Skated Mount Baldy? Worth it?
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2023, 05:10:54 AM »
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@radcunt she wet this time of year. Likely will be skateable around May.

Iíve never heard of anyone getting washed out from the pipe, but I got washed out of the spill way with a few friends back in 2003. Not the most dangerous thing below the pipe, but not a fun way to get soaked with run off and loose a board either.
Wait it out. Live to skate, donít skate and die.
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This is what Iím talking about. Thanks!!  Do they not open the valves at certain times of the year?
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@radcunt thats a good question. Thereís an inactive reservoir behind the dam wall, which the full pipe drains. The county moved over to a groundwater detention basin system below the pipe around 2008 or so, which the majority of the water is diverted to (I think, Iím no hydrogeomorphologist or storm water engineer). The water that comes through the pipe on low water years is from wall seepage, and from the inactive reservoirís overflow on higher years. If you want to geek out, Iíd reach out to San Bernardino Countyís water agency.
Thanks for this! Amazing.  So basically it's an overflow for an empty reservoir.  It's the anxiety of surprise water that would boil my brain skating something like that, I have no idea how dudes could just skate it without knowing. 

There was a recent euro video of these guys hiking to a full pipe to skate and the next day they find out that it could have become active and utterly destroyed them. 


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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2023, 07:39:56 AM »
I never really thought of how years of natural water erosion would make the bottom of a full pipe spot rough as all fuck but it makes too much sense.

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@radcunt she wet this time of year. Likely will be skateable around May.

Iíve never heard of anyone getting washed out from the pipe, but I got washed out of the spill way with a few friends back in 2003. Not the most dangerous thing below the pipe, but not a fun way to get soaked with run off and loose a board either.
Wait it out. Live to skate, donít skate and die.
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This is what Iím talking about. Thanks!!  Do they not open the valves at certain times of the year?
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@radcunt thats a good question. Thereís an inactive reservoir behind the dam wall, which the full pipe drains. The county moved over to a groundwater detention basin system below the pipe around 2008 or so, which the majority of the water is diverted to (I think, Iím no hydrogeomorphologist or storm water engineer). The water that comes through the pipe on low water years is from wall seepage, and from the inactive reservoirís overflow on higher years. If you want to geek out, Iíd reach out to San Bernardino Countyís water agency.
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Thanks for this! Amazing.  So basically it's an overflow for an empty reservoir.  It's the anxiety of surprise water that would boil my brain skating something like that, I have no idea how dudes could just skate it without knowing. 

There was a recent euro video of these guys hiking to a full pipe to skate and the next day they find out that it could have become active and utterly destroyed them.

As long as you watch the weather report thereís really little risk (e.g., skate it in the dry seasons, donít go during flash flood events, etc.). Perhaps Iím a little bias or blind since I grew up with it. Worth the trip on summer mornings for sure!
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