Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log
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|Steve Ball||Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail up, Devils Back Bone down Date Climbed: May 22, 2005|
|Got started lat this morning and paid for it going up. The temperature was in the 80s low 90s pretty much the whole way it seemed. Got burnt pretty good from the reflection of the snow. I did a loop up the Ski Hut trail and then down the Devils Backbone trail. I took the chairlift down to the parking lot. I had ACL surgery 10 weeks ago so I don't care if people think that taking the chairlift is a short cut!! Anyway great day in the mountains. A lot of people on the lower parts of the mountain but not too many up at the summit.|
|Posted May 22, 2005 11:25 pm|
|Deb||Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail up Baldy Bowl Date Climbed: 17 Apr 05|
|Most perfect weather and "hero" snow welcomed me to Mt San Antonio for the first time. Although I had a very nice climb and did some steep front-pointing near the top, this place is TOO public! I counted 16 people behind me going up the bowl, is that typical? OK the "slide for life" down was a little nerve wracking with all the people traffic - I took my time. Good training grounds.|
|Posted Apr 18, 2005 10:18 am|
|Freddys27||Route Climbed: Register Ridge Date Climbed: 4/16/05|
|Thanks to Mike Zimmerman for posting this route. The hike was fun and conditions were perfect. There were a lot of lady bugs burrowing in the snow at the summit. I was stoked to hear from someone at the summit that R. J. Secor summited 30 minutes before my group, and that I would be following him down on his glissade ramp. I was bummed to hear yesterday (4/26) that he was one of the two helicopter rescues that I saw.|
|Posted Apr 16, 2005 10:31 pm|
|angusturbo||Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail / Bowl Date Climbed: April 16, 2005|
|Got a 6:35am start and hit the summit at 10:00. Light winds on the summit. The snow was great on the climb up but starting to get slushy on the way down. Lots of rocks comming down now.|
|Posted Apr 16, 2005 5:29 pm|
|tkoooooooooo||Route Climbed: East Baldy Bowl Date Climbed: April 9,2005|
|80mph wind gusts at the summit, but It was beautiful.|
I reached the summit at sunrise.
Comming down, I lost control on the 50 degree slope of the bowl. It was still early, so it was quite icy. I tumbled 2000 feet to the bottom of the bowl near the ski hut. I landed 100 meters from the head of San Bernardino Search and Rescue. He was just out for an early morning hike. I came away with no skin on my stomach and sides, and a shattered leg, but boy it was beautiful at the top.
|Posted Apr 14, 2005 3:59 pm|
|Rob||Route Climbed: multiple Date Climbed: Various|
|Posted Apr 9, 2005 10:33 pm|
|mrlanderson||Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail to Bowl Date Climbed: 3/14/05|
|Climbed to the west ridge above Baldy Bowl, very icey and windy. Attempted our first glissading one the way down, ended up self-arresting/glissading to the hut.|
|Posted Mar 17, 2005 12:20 pm|
|awagher||Route Climbed: Bowl Date Climbed: March 5th, 2005 |
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2005
|Multiple times. |
Ski Hut Trail: December 30th, 2007.
Jan. 21, 2007: Summited against the worst wind I have been in to date (approx. gusts to 70mph) after doing the Iron Mountain to Baldy traverse.
|Posted Mar 10, 2005 12:32 am|
|theronmoon||Route Climbed: Devils Backbone Date Climbed: 10/24/04|
|First snow of the year, one of the best views i've ever had of jacinto and gorgonio. also met so cool guys on top.|
|Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:04 am|
|ahaass||Route Climbed: Bear Canyon Date Climbed: Aug 2004|
|Carried 35 pounds of water to prep for Rainier. Kerry supported the effort, effortlessly! Great dayhike, great views & temps.|
|Posted Feb 24, 2005 2:29 pm|
|brianwhitten||Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: February 2, 2005|
|I attempted Mt. San Antonio via Devil's Backbone with crampons and ice axe. The snow/ice provide good stability, but I had to turn back due to extreme wind. The wind was from the north, so I was protected on the south side of the ridge until a dip in the ridge just before the final ascent were the ridge drops and flattens out. There is no protection from the wind at that point. I proceded down into this drop, but was overwhelmed by the wind. I turned back and had great difficulty making my way back against the wind to the protected portion of the ridge. It was very stupid of me to be up there in that wind. I was glad to get off the mountian. I can see now how people die up there.|
|Posted Feb 4, 2005 1:24 am|
|thebeave7||Route Climbed: Baldy Bowl/Hut Trail Date Climbed: Jan 30th, 2005|
|3rd time up the Mt, 1st winter ascent. Snow was great for climbing, no hardware needed til 8000ft, and after that solid snow for crampons. My partner and I climbed directly up the baldy bowl, aka the SE slope. Winds were blowing up top, gusts of 40+ nearly knocked me off my feet many times.|
Eric J Lee
|Posted Jan 31, 2005 1:29 am|
|gluballs||Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2004|
|60-70 mph winds near the summit made for an exciting trip.|
|Posted Dec 1, 2004 1:40 am|
|ridgeline||Route Climbed: Ascend Devil's backbone, descend backbone and down Manker canyon Date Climbed: November 20 2004|
|Icy conditions, beautiful day till afternoon when the storm came in. No luck on the missing hiker. Manker canyon is no short cut off the devil's backbone but there is a cool little waterfall near the bottom.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2004 12:53 am|
|Steve Larson||Route Climbed: Ski hut trail Date Climbed: November 20, 2004|
|Climbed with a group of twelve searching for a hiker who went missing on November 1. No luck. We just got out before the weather closed in.|
|Posted Nov 22, 2004 12:46 pm|
|bennovak||Route Climbed: Baldy Notch/ Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: May 6, 2000|
|A real nice hike, especially from the top of ski slopes on. On this day there were about 30 people enjoying the nice view and spring weather on the summit.|
|Posted Nov 17, 2004 4:24 pm|
|JanG||Route Climbed: Bear Canyon/Baldy Village Trail Date Climbed: May 30, 1998|
|This is the best mountain in the San Gabriel range for anybody who has to get proper endurance training for higher peaks. I am referring to hiking up and down the SAME trail (6000 ft altitude difference). Baldy Village is less than an hour away by car from downtown LA and yet one encounters very few people during the hike.|
First climbed Mt Baldy during a year of abundant precipitation in southern California so that I encountered lots of snow in the upper part of the mountain even late in June!
I went back to Mt Baldy many times for training and the day-long hikes served me well in preparation for loftier peaks, such as Mont Blanc, Grand Teton, Matterhorn and even Kilimanjaro.
|Posted Nov 16, 2004 4:36 pm|
|usarock69||Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: October 30, 2004|
|We took the ski lift up to Baldy Notch, had some tea and then headed to the top. Snow was everywhere. I later regreted leaving my ice ax in my truck, but it was still doable without it with extra caution. We climbed the ridge which was in part challenging, but also fun. Later on the snow started to melt on the south side, but as we continued to higher elevation, it became more solid and we even found some patches of ice. We met a few climbers/hikers that day, none of them made it to the summit as far as I know. We too decided to turn around half way on the final summit approach. We were running out of time to get back to the ski lift, plus the wind started to pick up and it was rather chilly. We still managed to brew some tea and take pictures. On the way down, the snow was frozen in some places, but otherwise in good condition. We made it back to the ski lift in no time and were happy to spend such a great day in such a beautiful weather on the mountain.|
|Posted Nov 3, 2004 6:44 pm|
|Shano||Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: spring 2004|
|great training for getting up over 10k in SoCal.|
Too bad all the crowds trash the place on snowy winter weekends. Someone should make a law...
|Posted Oct 28, 2004 3:12 pm|
|Don Nelsen||Route Climbed: Dear Canyon Date Climbed: April 26, 2004|
|I'd been looking up at Baldy all week while I was in Pomona for a trade show and since I had to work the weekend, I took this Monday off and got a little peak-bagging done!|
Parked on the street in front of the ranger station in town and took off up the road on the left toward the trail. Fantastic old growth Incense Cedars - got to be about the biggest anywhere in this canyon.
The trail is a bit overgrown in places - had to squeeze sideways to avoid getting scratched up - more of our forest pass dollars NOT at work.
Made the summit in 4 1/2 hours - It was 102 in Ontario that day and the summit was a surprisingly cool 60 or so with a foot of snow or more in places on the top. Decided to make a loop out of it after talking to a couple of guys at the summit who told me what trail to take down to do that. Started back by going due south on a trail that then turned east and dropped down a steep slope. Ended up at Manker Flat and had to run about 4 more miles down the road to get to my car - A guy I passed on the trail and talked to briefly caught up with me and gave me a ride the last couple of miles - George, wherever you are - thanks! - I was really tired, whether I admitted it at the time or not!
Beautiful place. Will do it again when I get the chance.
|Posted Sep 24, 2004 8:39 pm|