What is Climb for Heroes?
Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family friendly day hike accessible to all fitness levels and age groups. Children and friendly dogs are welcome to participate with their well behaved adults. You can climb with friends and family, form a team, or come alone and meet other climbers at the event. With a minimum donation of just $100 per participant, Climb for Heroes is accessible to everyone. You can pay in full today when you register, or register for free now and fundraise to meet your goal. BUT, don't stop at $100! There are GREAT prizes for highest fundraisers. And let's be honest..... without your incredible fundraising, your passion for the outdoors, the lure of our local mountains, and your undeniable need to sweat for a really good cause, we wouldn't be able to continue our important work.
What does the day look like?
Event check-in and our base camp are located at the trailhead at the top of the Mount Baldy Ski Lift parking lot. There will be a $5/car fee to park in the super convenient lot. Check-in begins at 8:00 am and will continue until 10:00 am. THP will supply breakfast goodies and the all-important coffee. You just need to bring water, your hiking daypack, a credit card or cash for incidentals, and your fun self. Once you’ve checked in, you can start your hike during any one of the every 15 minute heat releases. Camp 1 will be a mere 30 minutes to an hour from Base Camp. And as you hike up the mountain, you will find another camp at each 30-45 minute interval. At each camp (there are five total – including the summit) participants will receive a coin redeemable for a kick ass gift at the end of the day. The more coins you receive, the more swag for you at the end of the day. Mt. Baldy is 10,064 feet and a little less than 6 miles UP. Don’t worry, we have our injured veterans situated strategically on the mountain to provide you with inspiration and motivation. But, you can come down at any point, trade your coins for goodies, and hang out with us at base camp eating delicious food, enjoying beautiful weather and mingling with really good people.
Directions to Mt. Baldy
From Hollywood – Take the 10 East; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)From Palm Springs – Take the 10 West; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)From the Southbay – Take the 105 East; 605 North; 210 East; exit on Mountain Ave. (#54)Once off the freeway, simply follow Mountain Avenue UP the mountain. It will become Shin Road. Continue on Shin Road and turn right on Mt. Baldy Road. Or, simply enter this address into your GPS: 8401 Mt. Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA 91759