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McCannsterLA County HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

McCannster

From the ski lift parking lot, walked up use trails to Baldy Notch, from there over Harwood to summit. Pretty good views, as far as SoCal goes. Just a little under 4 hrs car to car.
Posted Jul 16, 2009 12:19 am

eazupmany many  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2008

eazup

cool hike
Posted Jul 12, 2009 9:50 pm

Robb5 Peak Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Robb

We bagged 5 peaks today. Pine, Dawson, Baldy, Harwood, and Wright. What a great day!
Posted Jul 12, 2009 2:02 pm

madmallardMmm, smog...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

madmallard

nothing like seeing the air that you are breathing. 11 of 57 bagged.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 6:47 pm

youngsterOCFirst summit  Sucess!
Slept on the summit, watched the Perseid meteor shower. Unforgettable!
Posted Jun 10, 2009 11:55 am

DigglerNice day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Diggler

Climbed with Faith, in preparation for a Cactus to Clouds bid the next day. It was a challenge just getting out of bed this morning, as I'd only slept about 4 hours after a long drive from the Bay the night before.

Starting from the road (below San Antonio Falls) at 10.26, we made fair time up the road, past the ghetto ski area, & up Devil's Backbone to the summit. Summited around 13.54. Clouds, smog, &/or haze obscured views in all directions, & nearby thunderstorms made us turn around just a few minutes after getting to the top. Regardless, the exposure on this class 1 trail was abnormal & fun, & the views of San Gorgonio & San Jacinto were nice. What a gem in the backyard of LA residents! Took the steep trail down to the chairlift parking on the return, saving at least 15 or 20 minutes, I'd surmise. Got back to the car around 17.00 or so.

Very nice day!
Posted Jun 2, 2009 4:12 pm

renaistreAwesome Memories  Sucess!

renaistre

Baldy is a gem. I've climbed it at least six times via the ski hut trail, and I first learned to use an ice axe on the bowl. There's nothing like getting up above the clouds or the smog and standing on that summit to make you feel like you're worlds away from the city just below you.
Posted May 25, 2009 5:42 pm

jesu, joy of man's desiringvia baldy chutes

jesu, joy of man\'s desiring

Mid-1970s to 2004, climbed the Baldy Bowl snow chutes a buncha times. Once watched a friend fling himself down the steepest one, on skis. Looked kinda dangerous--no thanks!
--Steve
Posted May 20, 2009 4:37 pm

dgrimreaperManker Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2009

dgrimreaper

Snow from 8,000 feet. Soft enough to kick step. Devil's backbone on the way down. 4th ascent.
Posted May 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Zefrom Bighorn Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2009

Ze

boy that was a hard one....
Posted May 10, 2009 10:03 pm

SierraCJAwesome day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

SierraCJ

Manker Flat to Baldy then Harwood. Devil's Backbone to Notch and then service road back to Manker. Did with my 17 year old son.
Posted May 4, 2009 3:29 pm

gaudzdice51Manker Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

gaudzdice51

W/ Dad via Manker Flats, came down to Baldy Notch, then descended the maintenance road back to Manker Flats. Great views, and a little windy. Tagged Harwood also.
Again on 5/9/09.
Posted May 2, 2009 10:14 pm

SJBaldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

SJ

Nice climb up the Devil's Backbone from the Baldy ski hut. Windy as hell on top but great views.
Posted Apr 29, 2009 12:13 am

Zefrom the Village  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

Ze

snow above 8500' off and on, but not a problem. should be gone in a few weeks
Posted Apr 20, 2009 9:55 pm

jspeiglTraining Peak  Sucess!

jspeigl

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

deungsan

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

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

TheGoat

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

SierraCJ

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

farrisgl90th Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008

farrisgl

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

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