Hiked up the trail on 5/26/2002. Nice view, although not as nice as Moro Rock on a clear day. I recommend going down to the lower shelf in front of Little Baldy and looking back up at the Little Baldy dome. That way it seems more impressive, since you really don't get a good feel for what the dome looks like when you're directly on top of it.
We climbed this rock early in the morning, and surpassed the crowds, and the sun. We reached the summit at about 11 am. We were able to hit a repeater in Fresno. The views were spectacular, and the climb was fairly easy and beautiful. The smells from the trees is what gets me everytime. I love the Sequoias.
The fun really begins as the route steepens.....the last three bolts! I'd say 'Sparkler' is one of the best 5.9 slab climbs I've been on....keep's you on your toes (pardon the pun)! Lots of sun though (southern exposure).....whew!
Great rock on the way up, nice trail on the way down.
Hiked/climbed Little Baldy numerous times during the summers of 1997, 1998 and 1999. Not really a "climb" though; more of a short, little day hike to a nice granite outcropping, with an awesome view of the Great Western Divide to the east and of Big Baldy to the west. Very nice excursion, even though it is short and simple!
Hardly a climb, but an unforgettable panoramic view.