Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Jun 24, 2018 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

San Antonio Ridge traverse  Sucess!

Huge day with Henry Chen. Started at Manker Flat at 2:30 AM, reached the summit of Baldy at sunrise, then traversed San Antonio Ridge to Iron, then down to Heaton Flat.

tm1 - May 21, 2018 9:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

baldy  Sucess!

nice hike, went through bowl

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 4:54 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

5 Peaks  Sucess!

With Mount Harwood, Devils Backbone, Thunder Mountain & Gold Ridge.


apachedino - Aug 4, 2017 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2017

via the North Backbone  Sucess!

North Backbone Trail (AKA the REAL backbone) along with Dawson and Pine.

We came for the FYF festival that weekend and to detox from the festivities we decided a to gnab a few Ultras (Gorgonio the next day) while in the area and visiting my brother. Note at this time the Blue Ridge Truck trail was gated after Guffy Campground making it 1.5 miles longer each way (though a fairly flat 1.5 miles that can be traveled on the excellent PCT.) A truck or jeep or mountain bike could make it past the gate at a steep bypass to the true TH.

I was surprised at how much I like this trail given my overall low opinion of the LA area. We saw nobody until the summit and although the views to the ocean were hazy they gave the peaks a nice layered look. The forest was up to Pine mountain with Sugar, Ponderosa and eventually a very nice limber pine forest with one very peculiar and ancient incense cedar growing on the ridge that had twisted to look more like an old bristlecone than an incense cedar. Fun day, tomorrow was San Gorgonio.

Ultra #40 and U.S. Super prominence peak (4,000+ ft prominence) #71/142, halfway baby!

haha1 - Jul 29, 2017 11:31 pm

Mt. Baldy  Sucess!

Oh I've lost count at the number of times I've been to the top of Baldy. I've been up three different routes and down three different routes - The Ski Hut trail (Baldy Bowl), Register Ridge and then down the Devils Backbone, up the Baldy Village (Bear Canyon Trail) and down the same way. The second time I did the Baldy Village trail, I left my bike at Manker Flat and came down the Ski Hut trail. Oh, I've also been down the scree slope between Baldy and Harwood at least three times.


orbitor - Mar 22, 2017 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014

Winter Ascent 2014  Sucess!

Winter ascent, up via Register Ridge, down via the Ski Hut.

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Feb 26, 2017 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2017

Fall down Baldy Bowl

Climbed up to the top of the Baldy Bowl. My GPS said I was 300 feet from the top. However, I slipped and fell... all the way down to the ski hut. I probably should have died, but I caught a tree on the way down. There were 6 other climbers who witnessed it. My GPS says I fell 1000 feet.

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Jan 31, 2017 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015

North Backbone  Sucess!

Long day, 6 am to 6 pm. Wasn't expecting so much snow.


Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 5:40 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Sunrise Baldy Hike  Sucess!

For my inaugural Baldy hike I went up Ski Hut Route and down Devil's Backbone. The sad part was when I was hiking down underneath the ski lift I was actually going faster than the lift. On the other hand, this hike was so beautiful I did it 2 more times in that month. It's been the perfect mountain to introduce myself to winter mountaineering!

utclimber - Dec 12, 2016 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2016

Loop  Sucess!

Hiked a loop up the Baldy Bowl trail and down the Devil's Backbone. Very little snow, and took about 2.25 hours up, and 4h 20m round trip. My 33rd ultra prominence peak.

usctrojan04 - Dec 4, 2016 12:56 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2016

Nice trip out.  Sucess!

I have avoided this one for years, but finally felt it was time to hit up an LA classic. A bit windy on the top and the crowds were insane, but beautiful none the less.


wannabepeakbagger - Nov 24, 2016 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2016

from Devils backbone  Sucess!

Nice 3 peak day. Not too crowded on a Friday in mid-November.


EastKing - Nov 4, 2016 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2016

3 peak traverse  Sucess!

Three peak traverse. Why haven't I come to California in November earlier. Via Devils Backbone.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 8:25 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2006

nice loop hike  Sucess!

My hike of Baldy got off to a tough start when I had trouble finding the trail. I slipped on some loose rocks and cut my arm. I concluded that the mountain was impossible to climb this way so I turned back. Then I found the trail and had a great loop hike over the ski trails, Devils backbone and then down the other trail. The LA basin was covered in fog.


LeftenantDan - Oct 11, 2016 2:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2016

3-Peak Repeat  Sucess!

Beginning to make this a pattern Mankr-DBB-Baldy-WBaldy-Baldy-Harwood-DBB-Mankr- why climb one when you can climb all three along the same ridge?


socalpeakbagger - Jul 6, 2016 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

A SoCal Classic!  Sucess!

It gets crowded but what can you do? It's a fun hike to the summit no matter which way you choose!


Lenny72 - Jul 1, 2016 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge!  Sucess!

Climbed this as part of the Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge. I hiked Mount San Antonio, Mount San Gorgonio, and Mount San Jacinto in three days (nearly 41 miles). Very challenging! For this first peak, I camped at Manker Flat then hiked up the fairly steep and strenuous Ski Hut Trail in very hot weather. I then managed to get stung by a bee in the armpit at the summit! Overall, an excellent hike.


ScottWhitneyBound - Jun 20, 2016 10:18 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

My 12th summit  Sucess!

Went up the Bear Canyon Trail, down the Ski Hut Trail, then got a ride from Manker Flat back to my car in the Village.


DukeJH - May 31, 2016 2:14 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2016

Fitness Check via Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

A fitness check 4 weeks before a big trip. Late and hot start on a Memorial Day afternoon.


Jonodo - May 24, 2016 3:02 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2016

Devils Backbone  Sucess!

Nice day with my dad and brother. Took a bit longer as my dad hikes a bit slower these days but for a 78 year old person I think that's ok! Nice to get out.

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