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Sam PageComplete south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Sam Page

The ridge I am calling the south ridge is the one the ski hut trail finishes on. From Manker Flats, I descended about 100 yards, turned right on the residential road, and slid my way down to the stream bed. Then I groveled up the line of least resistance (which turned out to be a lot of resistance) to the ridge, which I followed to the intersection with the ski hut trail and on to the summit. The ridge (below the intersection) has a wild, untraveled feel, with lots of open rock and the occasional scramble. The total elevation gain is about 4200 feet, and the ascent took me 3.5 hours. I give it a class 2 rating. To my enemies I would recommend the grovel to the ridgeline, and to my friends I would recommend the walk along the ridge.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 1:55 am

vyzerGreat feeling  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

vyzer

The air was the most hazy I've seen in a long time, but I had a day off and had been wanting to climb Baldy, so I went for it. The views were obstructed, but the feeling of reaching the top after hiking a rocky trail for 3 hours was greatness!
Posted Aug 28, 2009 1:54 pm

friendowlMt. Baldy is like my grandfather.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

friendowl

im always welcome,and he's always teaching me new things about myself and my surroundings.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 5:03 pm

missymtngirlYay......I did this hike along with the rest of Southern California!!!

missymtngirl

What can I say...it had to be done. I've climbed this about 3 times now. All I can say is I'm glad I'm still alive. Let me tell you...doing this hike with dark clouds rolling in can be hazardous for your health...this is the closest I've ever come to being struck by lightening. The image of a perfectly shaped bolt will forever be ingrained in my mind. I'm glad the devils backbone was merciful that one eventful day!

Year Climbed: 2005
Posted Aug 20, 2009 6:15 am

theflyingmountaineerHappy Birthday, Dad!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

theflyingmountaineer

Took the ski lift up to Baldy Notch for a beautiful hike celebrating my dad's 47th birthday. Summited in about 2 1/4 hours. Great day!
Posted Aug 16, 2009 12:59 am

KVHiker6 Peaks 8000 Feet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

KVHiker

There were a lot of hikers in this section of the trail which is pretty steep. We moved right along amidst the traffic up the bare landscape via many small switchbacks. Mount San Antonio is also known Mount Baldy. Mount Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains with an elevation of 10,064’. There is no register up there, but there is a giant plaque which I took a picture of. The distance to San Antonio from Mount Harwood is .8 miles, and the elevation gain is 704’. After enjoying the amazing view for awhile we headed over to West Baldy.

Photos
Posted Aug 13, 2009 7:08 pm

sbkelleyNorth Backbone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

sbkelley

Went up from Blue Ridge road, over Pine and Dawson, then finally up Baldy. I figured being near LA we'd see tons of people - only 3 all day on this route, but plenty on top. The route itself? Steep, steep, and steep, but very scenic.
Posted Aug 11, 2009 5:42 pm

strudolyubovSan Antonio x3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

strudolyubov

Climbed San Antonio three times via Baldy Trail from Bear Canyon, from Manker Flats and via Devil's Backbone from Baldy Notch. Beautiful area, awesome views!
Posted Aug 7, 2009 5:26 pm

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

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