Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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ScottWhitneyBound - Aug 10, 2014 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

First Summit (via Ski Hut Trail)  Sucess!

Was I successful? Well, I survived at least. I could not find the trail above the Ski Hut, so wound up plowing straight up the right side of the Baldy Bowl through loose scree the whole way. Luckily I managed to come out right on target and didn't die before reaching the summit. I did run out of water, however, while hiking down the ski lift maintenance road to Manker Flats TH, but had a chilled bottle of water waiting for me in the car. It was a Thursday, so the lift was closed, and there was nobody at the Notch to help with water.

Jkastner - Jul 7, 2014 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2013

via Ski hut  Sucess!

Nice hike, good elev gain, no wind and absolutely great view on a clear day.


Dundeel - Jun 4, 2014 9:34 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2014

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Car camped at Manker Flat. Dinner at Mt. Baldy Lodge. Big crowds on Mount Baldy but never a problem.


wordlessnature - Jun 3, 2014 11:58 pm

Great Place  Sucess!

I've been up twice, once during a dry January and again the same Summer. Lovely hiking, with some amazing flora and fauna. Watch for bighorns!


citadel07 - May 13, 2014 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2013

Day Hike  Sucess!

Fun day trip

pdx2lax - May 9, 2014 2:41 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Great day!  Sucess!

Ski Hut Route up, Devils Backbone back; one of my favorite hikes!


jjoshuagregory - May 7, 2014 1:10 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Sunset Hike: Manker Loop (Ski Hut to Backbone).  Sucess!

Ski Hut is 100% snow free all the way up. A few patches of snow off the north of the summit can be used to replenish water supply>

Still breezy and cool. Perfect hiking weather. Cold at night.

The Pleiades and Orion guarded the west while Ares and The Lion domineered the east. Love the stars...


DukeJH - Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014

Spring RT via Devil's Backbone  Sucess!

Link up of Baldy and Harwood via Devil's Backbone in what is likely the last of the spring snow.


pschlais - Apr 26, 2014 6:28 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

clockwise from Manker Flats  Sucess!

Up the Baldy Bowl and down Devil's Backbone. Windy at the summit but great weather otherwise.


DukeJH - Apr 14, 2014 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2014

Spring RT from Manker  Sucess!

My first ascent with the mountain dry. A beautiful day with the expected crowd at the top.


JBR1969 - Mar 4, 2014 9:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2010

Spring Snow Climb  Sucess!

Fun climb!

trexkerry - Feb 22, 2014 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2014

From Manker Flat  Sucess!

Drove down from the Bay Area for a conference in Palm Springs - after visiting the downtown LA library I drove up to Manker Flat and hiked up to the ski lodge and took the Devil's Backbone trail up to Baldy with a side visit to West Baldy and Harwood on a fine afternoon. Barely any snow to be found anywhere, and none on the trail. Trip report is HERE.

xbaghat - Dec 21, 2013 8:50 am Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2013

nine ultraprom  Sucess!


Slyth - Dec 9, 2013 9:02 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2012

Bear Canyon  Sucess!

Great Mountain so close to home.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Dec 3, 2013 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Fun and Fast  Sucess!

3rd time up, but the first time not taking the Devil's Backbone. Althougth a bit steeper, it is definately more scenic.

JeremiahJohnson - Oct 28, 2013 11:37 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Great Nite Hike  Sucess!

SEEING TRAILS HIKE GANG full-moon-lunar-eclipse night hike. Went up via Baldy Bowl trail, reached the summit, traversed the Devil's Backbone and came down the Baldy Notch trail. Very windy and exposed on the summit. Lots of fun.


project360 - Oct 25, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2013

What a great LA mountain  Sucess!

What a great mountain so close to one of the largest cities in the world!


Pastorron - Oct 6, 2013 1:00 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2013

Night Hike  Sucess!

Started hiking at 9pm to break in new mountaineering shoes and train for another hike. Brought up the jet boil and made hot chocolate at the top and saw all the city lights and stars above. Awesome experience.


Hohniker - Sep 25, 2013 6:47 pm

Great one  Sucess!

Done it a half dozen times or so in the past few years, via Ski Hut, Devil's Backbone and Bear Canyon. The last one is my favorite since there are so few people on it.

bleakley - Sep 19, 2013 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013

went clockwise  Sucess!

Went up the steep part, then down the Devil's backbone and rode the chairlift down. A great view and not too far from LA.

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