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jspeiglTraining Peak  Sucess!


Climbed it many times. When I first started hiking, I was way out of shape, and this peak became my first goal. I can still remember how tired I was the first time I climbed it. Now it's my training peak for bigger and higher goals.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 10:38 pm

deungsanthird time on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006


surprise blizzard while on Devil's Backbone
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:44 pm

TheGoat3 times, 3 routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007


This was my first ascent to Mt. Baldy, I climbed it twice more after. This time I went from Manker Flats up the fire road to Baldy Notch and then along the Devil's Backbone. I got hypothermia at the top--good story, I'll write a trip report someday.

The second time I took the road from Manker Flats and then the trail past the San Antonio Ski Hut--saw two bighorn sheep at the very summit.

The third time I took the "intense" way from Mt. Baldy Village--wow, hard hike, even harder to pull one of my friends partway up.

I love Baldy--the king of the San Gabriels.
Posted Mar 26, 2009 1:09 am

SierraCJ5UGNST1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007


Awesome hike with many vistas along the way.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 4:41 pm

farrisgl90th Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008


I love this mountain!
I have climbed it every month of the year and up several ways; to the Sierra Club Hut another the bowl and up it with several variations, passed the ski lodge and up the backbone and from the Baldy Ranger Station to the summit several times including on snow shoes. Even camped out on the summit twice on the 4th of July.
View is outstanding!
Plus out the door from our house to the trailhead in about an hour.
How can you beat this peak if you live in the LA basin?
Posted Mar 3, 2009 7:46 pm

Alex WoodWent up the Bowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

Alex Wood

Lots of snow going up the couloirs. Postholing going up the chutes. The top was very very cold with 30+mph winds. Went with Blair and Aaron
Posted Feb 16, 2009 1:07 pm

norco17hard day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009


Went up the bowl postholing over my knees most of the way. 2.5 hours in the bowl other than that it was an awesome day.
Posted Feb 16, 2009 11:37 am

jj1skiLate Start
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009


First attempt at Baldy. After hearing the conditions, my buddy and I made a last ditch effort to pick up some snowshoes, crampons, and ice axe. We didn't get started until 130, so our chances of summitting in the daylight were slim. The trail on Bear Canyon dissapeared at 7100 and it was getting late, so we turned around. Turns out conditions were horrible around 9k. Hopefully next time.
Posted Feb 9, 2009 8:20 pm

Dave SSnowboard descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2009

Dave S

I've climbed Baldy many times but this time wanted to get a snowboard descent before all of the snow disappears. Hiked in lugging the splitboard via the ski hut trail. Decided to head up pretty much dead center in the bowl to see if any of the remaining snow fingers would make a good descent. Too many rocks so after reaching the summit I rode down along the standard hiking trail and continued down the west side of the bowl. A bit of walking to reach the top of the bowl for the remainder of the descent, but other than that I was able to ride from the summit down to the hut. Some pretty good snow remains on that side of the bowl! Fun stuff!!
Posted Jan 14, 2009 2:19 am

mdostbyBaldy and Harwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009


First mountains of the new year. Climbed with good friend Miguel Forjan via Register Ridge. Beatiful day.
Posted Jan 5, 2009 11:04 am

wyopeakMikeMy first big peak  Sucess!


Baldy was my first big mountain hike when I was 8 years old. It started a long term addiction to mountain hiking. I will always remember that first summit with my father. I was tired, but I enjoyed every bit of it. I returned a least 10 more times to this memorable peak. My parents still live in Upland below the peak. I remeber using an ice axe for the first time on Baldy many years later. One time on the peak with my family, a army huey chopper landed on the peak. The hike from the ski cabin was a favorite. The north backbone trail from the north was a memorable hike. Still in my mind, one of the important peaks in the west. My Baldy memories will always have a special place. I have lived in Wyoming for 15 years, exploring the Northern Rockies as much as I can, but if not for Mt Baldy, I might have never had the passion I enjoy now.
Posted Nov 29, 2008 7:16 pm

oso1212Great Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008


Great hike. Only a couple of tracks in the snow from the day before. My golden and I topped out in 50 mph winds and foot deep snow - nice and sunny though. Went over to West Baldy and back down. It was really fun.
Posted Nov 28, 2008 8:33 pm

SleightyWonderful Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


Made it up baldy bowl pretty quick. Not as clear. Still wonderful.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 1:25 am

nextyearranierA great hike
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006


Hiked up past the ski hut. Saw a sheep along the trail to the summit. Steep in some places but not too bad, especially after Mount Whitney.
Posted Nov 3, 2008 8:44 pm

ZeBaldy Run to Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


Have done 5 times, most recent was in this race. 1hr30min
Posted Oct 20, 2008 10:06 pm

coreloeRan it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


On the Run-to-the-top. Woodzy dragged me into it...
Posted Sep 27, 2008 2:34 am

MelitoIrpinoSki Hut Trail
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2008


Probably my 20th time or so using either the Ski Hut or Devil's Backbone trail. Need to try Bear Canyon and Register Ridge someday just to mix it up. I went solo this day and wanted to push myself up the Ski Hut trail. Wanted to break 2 hours but ended up doing it in 2:09. Next time...
Posted Sep 15, 2008 2:29 pm

seanoDevil's Backbone  Sucess!


Sweet lingering suncups and snow.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 7:48 pm

crnhlioGood Workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2007


Much faster when there's enough snow to go right up the bowl.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 12:11 pm

Alex WoodAmazing Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Alex Wood

Finally got to go up to Baldy, and it was worth it. I did it with the Run to the Top group and I have a great respect for this mountain now. My legs hurt...
Posted Sep 1, 2008 6:05 pm

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