Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Climber's Log

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Blackmouth - Feb 6, 2008 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2008

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Took the Devils Backbone to Harwood to Baldy to West Baldy and back. It was one of the nicest days I've had on Baldy and I had it all to myself.


InsertHere - Sep 10, 2007 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Nice day, very windy  Sucess!

Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone to summit, descended Baldy Bowl. Great route, didn't ride the lift up. Very windy summit push at the end, lots of people turned back which was unfortunate - the summit was pretty calm and enjoyable.


kaine7 - Jul 20, 2007 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

Push for the Top

Beautiful weekday ascent, no one else on the summit. Can someone set up a climber's log in a jar there? Came down a ski run on the way down to save time. Highly recommend this hike for its views, but be ready for some steep ascents.


135driver - Jun 7, 2007 8:41 pm

Great Trail  Sucess!

Done several times, but not with a bike. Someday that will happen. One of my all-time favorites.


MtnAv8r - Jan 13, 2007 6:55 pm

My Favorite  Sucess!

The Devils Backbone is my FAVORITE on Baldy. I have done this one so many times I cant even remember, but I know that I have never had a bad time on this route. Just a Fun way to spend a day.


theronmoon - Jan 13, 2007 3:38 am

many times  Sucess!

I love this ridge, done it many times, even biked it.

Cookie Addict

Cookie Addict - Dec 19, 2006 9:12 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

Three Ts plus 2 more peaks  Sucess!

Done as part of a five peak traverse. Great day out!!


Blair - Nov 12, 2006 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006

The three saintly mountains of socal complete!  Sucess!

Great Day!


Dean - Oct 29, 2006 1:37 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Perfect day  Sucess!

I left my wife at the ski lodge and hiked up the backbone. Met some guys practicing their snow skills for Denali. They were heading there in June. I hope they were successful.


grunt - Oct 29, 2006 1:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Ski lift to Devil's Backbone  Sucess!

Nice hike, pleasant conditions. Made the mistake of coming down a ski run on the way back - was hell on my knees, but very quick.


MelbaToast - Oct 8, 2006 7:03 pm

Devil's Backbone  Sucess!

Great training route for Mt. Whitney.


SkydiveKen - Jul 14, 2006 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Adam's trip  Sucess!

Climbed with my son Adam 11 month old. Adam's first X my 7th X here.


mvpol - Jul 2, 2006 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Manker Flats to Summit via Baldy Notch  Sucess!

This was my first time up Baldy and it was great!! Because of the route up Devil's Backbone and the use of fire roads there are no switchbacks to make the climb any easier - straight up, straight down! However, the short rest stops required frequently on the way up allowed us to take in the absolutely gorgeous scenery and landscape of the ridge. The summit had a good number of people, but because of its size there was no crowding.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Apr 13, 2006 10:10 pm

Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003  Sucess!

I've done the race to the summit known as "Baldy Run to the Top" several times. It is held every Labor Day.

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