Big Baldy (Timpanogos) Climber's Log

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kteichert

kteichert - Oct 15, 2010 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010

Steep!  Sucess!

Went up Dry Canyon, and summitted via the Southwest ridge. It was eerily similar to Jacob's Ladder on the Lone Peak hike. So very steep. The top was amazing though. Had the peak all to ourselves (Me, my neighbor Dave, and his dog). Descended via the east ridge and Dry Canyon. Would definitely recommend adding 2 miles roundtrip to your trip up Big Baldy to take that way up and down.

Tina

Tina - Mar 31, 2013 8:44 pm

Re: Steep!

Kent,

My friends and I did this hike in the snow yesterday. Hit up to six feet of snow and couldn't get from the saddle to the summit because we didn't really think we would need snowshoes. Are you doing any climbs this summer? We are going to do the Provo Traverse once the snow is gone up there. Good to see you on summitpost.org.

EJBean

EJBean - Oct 10, 2010 2:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Spring hike  Sucess!

I hiked this with my friend Doug in early 2009. It's a good hike to take while you're waiting for snow at higher elevations to melt.

Tina

Tina - Mar 31, 2013 8:45 pm

Re: Spring hike

Mr. Bean...you look familiar...:)

thigbee

thigbee - Feb 2, 2010 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2009

Done twice via...  Sucess!

I've done this guy twice. The first was via Battle Creek in summer. The second was via the south ridge in winter. We started in Dry Canyon, followed a couple trails that branched off to the left, and eventually got on top of the ridge. It was a ton of fun!

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Dec 1, 2009 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Great fall hike  Sucess!

Beautiful fall hike with Scott Wesemann. I need to get down to Utah County more often.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Nov 14, 2009 12:21 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2009

At night (Friday 13th!)  Sucess!

Started after sunset. Going up the SW ridge, with all the city lights I didn't need a headlamp. Amazing light display from the top. Realized on way down it was Friday 13th and some scarry people might be in the parking lot. There was...not sure what they were doing. Three people walking in a blanket! http://www.willhiteweb.com/provo_hiking/big_baldy/timpanogos_008.htm

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Oct 26, 2009 11:44 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

A nice hike  Sucess!

What a beautiful fall day. This was my first hike since jacking up my knee running a marathon a month earlier. I was a little slower than normal, but we did make decent time going up. It was cold on top and we had some excellent views of Timp and the Fall colors. My knee was a bit tight on the way down, but not much pain. Perfect way to start the day. I think I will add this into my regular training routine.

aprovance

aprovance - Jun 22, 2009 1:52 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

via Dry Canyon  Sucess!

I hiked this with a friend via Dry Canyon trail. It was picturesque to enter the canyon with the sheer cliffs on either side about 15 minutes into the hike. The hike was a gentle incline, which made for a nice hike. From the trail, Big Baldy didn't look that far away, nor not that steep. We contemplated just bushwhacking up the SW slope, but decided to just stick with the trail. We made good time, and only saw two people on the way up. Due to there still being patches of snow on the east side, we lost the trail and did some creative trail blazing the eventually led us back to the trail about a quarter of a mile from the summit. Had the peak to ourselves the whole time. Great views of Timp, including some neat waterfalls on the lower Timp face caused by the spring snow melt. I've been told that the Battle Creek route is a little more scenic, probably due to Battle Creek Falls and the subsequent water. However it was a great opportunity to hike Big Baldy up Dry Canyon. I'd never seen it so green! We hiked back down via Dry Canyon which was a nice four hour hike.

klimbien

klimbien - Jun 6, 2009 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

GPS put the summit at 3.5 miles from the parking lot (via Dry Cyn)  Sucess!

Wandered up there and back for a little outing to get better views of Timp. 2:25 up and 1:30 down. I recommend trekking poles for on the way down to save the knees. Kudos to Josh Blackwelder for summitting!!!

spengy

spengy - Jun 3, 2009 6:15 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Once again  Sucess!

Needed to get out and do something. Hiked up from Dry.

tmcrane

tmcrane - Aug 11, 2008 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

via Dry Canyon  Sucess!

Baldy is a great workout offering stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Valley. Round trip took a little over 3 hours.

Dean

Dean - Jul 1, 2008 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Battle Creek  Sucess!

Needed a good conditioner and this fit the bill perfectly. Its 10 miles RT from the Battle Creek TH and I found the trail nice and enjoyable. Met a group of 5 who were doing a loop, a couple were boy scouts getting their 10 mile hike in.

Have also done it via the SW ridge.

bigcheese - Jun 8, 2008 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Battle Creek Canyon in the rain  Sucess!

Great hike up Battle Creek Canyon, passing lots of waterfalls and cool rock formations. We took a wrong turn and got off the trail for a while going up, but after bushwhacking for a bit we found that we had taken a pretty significant shortcut through the forest. Making our way through clouds and fog, we eventually found ourselves at the top of Big Baldy. The clouds parted just after we reached the summit, and we enjoyed some fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and Utah Valley. Great spot for route-finding on Timpanogos! A moderate half-day adventure.

spengy

spengy - Jun 6, 2008 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

Yup  Sucess!

Hiked up from Dry Creek. The bottom stretch of Dry Creek is pretty dry and boring, but once you start getting higher towards the Baldy/Timp saddle it's nicer.

Took probably two hours up, one hour down.

Met a nice guy on the top who had hiked from Grove Creek, IIRC.

Fun hike.

vanman798

vanman798 - May 26, 2008 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Evening Run  Sucess!

Aug 5, 2008 I felt like getting out for some exercise so I did a quick trail run up Big Baldy. I reached the south peak in one hour and twenty minutes, and over to the east ridge (north peak) in another 10 minutes. I made a traverse out of it by ascending the south ridge, and descending the east ridge.

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Memorial Day 2008 (May 26, 2008)

Walked/Scrambled up the South ridge during rain showers. A lot of parts I moved up two steeps and slide back one, but round trip took less than 3 hours (2 up, 1 down). The last 100 vertical feet was covered in fresh snow, and I got caught in a grauple storm on the descent. From the peak, one can see into Provo Canyon to the south, and happy valley (suburbs) to the west. I was on the south summit (the one with the flag pole).

marauders

marauders - Apr 12, 2008 12:59 am

Multiple times between 1996 and 2007

Great hike with stellar views of Timpanogos from the summit. I like the Battle Creek trail better than Dry Canyon, but they make a great loop if hiked together (ascent, descent).

JDrake

JDrake - Apr 2, 2008 8:32 pm

Battlecreek to Dry  Sucess!

Fun loop hike, I live just below Battlecreek Canyon so I'm up there all the time.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Apr 2, 2008 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2008

Dry Canyon trail  Sucess!

With Dave & Lana climbed a picturesque cornice line from the saddle on the north side after checking out the Everest Ridge up to 9,000'. Snow conditions were ideal. #3 3-25-2015 A small part of my birthday celebration. The route was nothing if not steep! Tolle Gesellschaft! #4 1-29-16. Took the long way (saddle at the Everest ridge base). Breaking trail and fighting overhanging brush made the going tedious and slow. Beautiful snow up the east ridge, terrible crusty snow down the entire south ridge. But fabelhafte Gesellschaft.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Mar 12, 2007 1:47 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Dry Canyon  Sucess!

I climbed Big Baldy from Dry Canyon. The route is much steeper than it looks. There was a lot snow on the summit and the north side of the mountain overlooking Battle Creek but not much on the south side. Good view of the west face of Timp and the rest of the Southern Wasatch. The mountain provides a good workout to stay in shape.

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