Baldy Bowl Climber's Log

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socalpeakbagger - Mar 12, 2017 12:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2017

Aimed for saddle between Baldy and Harwood  Sucess!

Snow conditions were great, I was at the bottom of bowl by 6am. Did a mix of snow and scree scrambling sticking to the path of least steepness. Came up on the saddle between Harwood and Baldy. This is probably the easiest route up, it gets much steeper in the middle parts of the bowl.


bscott - Mar 30, 2015 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2015

procrastination chute...  Sucess!

with the dkb variation to finish. really lousy snow conditions, but my first bowl ascent.


zoomloco - Jul 7, 2011 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2011

Excellent access for snowboarding   Sucess!

Faster and more fun than summer ascents; Second time this winter; the most convenient mountain route to shred in SoCal (though not the best- see san J's Snow Creek Couloir). TR on triple crown snowboarding here:


Darren9 - Jan 30, 2011 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2011

Great practice area  Sucess!

Baldy bowl is a fun place to practice mountaineering skills.


haishan - Jan 18, 2011 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

Nice conditions  Sucess!

Skinned up the center of the bowl alongside 30+ new friends on a beautiful New Years Day. Big mistake to ski back down the S ridge, nothing but wind-swept breakable crust.


SierraCJ - Jan 7, 2011 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Lots of traffic  Sucess!

From Manker to Hut lots of traffic. Deviated from hut trail and went straight up bowl. Wonderful trip.


MtnDoser - Dec 17, 2010 1:36 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

Icy but fun  Sucess!

cut across to the summit


Bill562 - Apr 17, 2010 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Ski climb/descent  Sucess!

Totally windless and warm. Spring corn conditions.


jspears0001 - Apr 16, 2010 11:18 am Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

Nice Day Out  Sucess!

Nice day, good snow, but very windy once we crested the top ridge prior to the last slope to the summit.

JEFFS - Apr 7, 2010 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

Rt side of bowl

Adam and I went up the bowl just to the right of the direct route.


mdostby - Dec 27, 2009 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2009

Another fun day on Baldy  Sucess!

Climbed one of the chutes in the bowl with a group of good friends that "forjan" put together. Some went up the main trail and some up the bowl. We came down the devil's backbone. Bypassed the "crux" by climbing up to the ridge proper of the backbone then descending the ridge all the way. Very hard snow conditions in the upper bowl. All in all a great day in the mountains with great friends!


fossana - Dec 26, 2009 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2009

fun day with the socal crew  Sucess!

Thanks to Miguel for rounding up the SoCal mountaineering crew (I tagged along only as a pseudo mountaineer). Great group and other than the windy summit, a pleasant day.


LMo - Mar 27, 2009 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008

Monday Morning  Sucess!

Started up about 5:30a from Manker Flats, topped out at 9. Awesome way to spend a Monday morning.


farrisgl - Mar 22, 2009 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1971

Prefer this route in the Winter  Sucess!

I have done this route 5 times. Easier with snow on the route. I hate scree slopes.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Feb 16, 2009 12:05 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

Cold!  Sucess!

Freezing at the top. Great day and an amazing climb. Thanks Blair and Aaron!


Blair - Feb 15, 2009 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

Windy at the Summit  Sucess!

Went up with Aaron and Alex. Aaron gets the kudos for braking trail up the snow slog. Cold and blowin 30+ at the summit, my 2nd baldy summit. My winter ascent!

UPDATE- Ski Descent, sort of...
1-24-10 With Aaron again, we skied the Bowl. Fell numerous times, lucky I got out unscathed!


nwhitcomb - Dec 27, 2008 12:29 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008

lessons learned  Sucess!

First ascent of bowl, solo. Got a late start and had some trouble with my crampons, wound up hitting the top near sunset, learning a valuable lesson about climbing in the dark as I got a little lost on the way down. Made it out eventually, though, thanks in part to directions from a helpful snowmobile mechanic. Will be sure to head up earlier next time.


hol571 - Oct 29, 2008 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Baldy Bowl  Sucess!

Beautiful day and a great climb

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jun 23, 2008 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday Storm  Sucess!

Did the Bowl with Travis, Taco Del Rio and Tom Becht in a howling storm with whiteout conditions and severe winds at the top. Great adventure with a great groups of guys.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jun 23, 2008 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday Storm  Sucess!

I've done several snow climbs of the bowl, the last being during white-out conditions and severe winds at the top with Taco Del Rio, Travis and Tom Becht. Memorable day with a fabulous group of guys.

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