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When climbing Delano, one sees the much more impressive (but slightly lower) summits of Belknap and Baldy to the north and west. The difficulty of these peaks depends greatly on the snow conditions. In late summer, Belknap is usually just a very steep talus slog-- the rock is not as loose as it looks. I would recommend that if one goes to Baldy, the descent should be retraced to the saddle with Belknap, then one can either descend into the cirque at east (then climb out), or go back over Belknap. Much of the year, the very good road to Big John Flats is blocked by snow; call ahead to the Beaver USFS station to find the status of the road. Link to trip report for Belknap and Baldy