Iron Mountain (8007)

Infobox Mountain
Name = Iron Mountain
Photo =
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Elevation = convert|8007|ft|m|0
Location = California, USA
Range = San Gabriel Mountains
Prominence = convert|687|ft|m|0
Coordinates = coord|34|17|18.02|N|117|42|46.21|W|type:mountain_region:US|display=inline,title
USGS Mount San Antonio
First ascent =
Easiest route = hike

Iron Mountain (Convert|8007|ft|m|0) is a remote peak located in California's San Gabriel Mountains. Also called "Iron Mountain #1" or "Big Iron", it was originally called "Sheep Mountain" by the early miners in San Gabriel Canyon because of the large bands of bighorn sheep that roamed the slopes. The U.S. Geological Survey, which mapped the San Gabriels in the 1890s, ignored the local designation and gave it its present name. According to Will Thrall there was once a USFS plan to change the name back to Sheep in 1940.

Climbing statistics:
*Distance: 14 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
*Gain: 7,200' (2,194 m) total, 6,600' (2,012 m) out plus 600' (183 m) on return
*Time: 10-12 hours round trip
*Rating: Class 1, very strenuous


* | title=Iron Mountain | work=Geographic Names Information System | publisher=United States Geological Survey | accessdate=2007-09-12

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