Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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Rockfiend - Aug 21, 2005 1:46 am

Route Climbed: Summit via Bear Canyon Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Oh how I love this trail, all 12 miles roundtrip and 5,804 elevation gain and loss (3 times and still loving it). Brought my wife along for the suffering, I do not believe she shares my sentiment for the route. At any rate, clear views all along the ridge and the summit. Busy day on the summit, I lost count after 23 people, but only saw 5 people on the way up Bear Canyon.

Steve Gardner - Aug 16, 2005 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: Baldy Notch/Devils Backbone Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!

This is my first summit in Southern California and it was great. My girlfriend and I left the trailhead at 8:15am and were standing on the summit three hour later at 11am. The weather was great with a light breeze to keep it cool. We came down the Baldy Bowl Trail and were at the car by 2pm. Both trails were in great shape.

Cy Kaicener

Cy Kaicener - Aug 14, 2005 9:17 pm

Route Climbed: San Antonio {Baldy) Date Climbed: Aug 14 2005  Sucess!

18 of us from the made it up to Mt Baldy via Bear Canyon (the Village) in four hours. Half of us returned via the ski lifts. Thanks to R. Pollard who we saw on the summit for giving me a ride back to the Village and saving me nine miles.

R Pollard

R Pollard - Aug 14, 2005 8:45 pm

Route Climbed: Baldy Notch/Devils Backbone Date Climbed: August 14, 05  Sucess!

Made it to the top with my nine year old Jack. He made it up no problem, about 2.5 hours from the top of the ski lifts. Nice weather, lots of people on the trail. About 1hour 45 on the way down (no stops). Met Cy Kaicener at the ski lifts, gave him a ride back to Baldy Village


bonehead2005 - Aug 1, 2005 12:45 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Took the ski lift from Manker Flat to Baldy Notch, then it's about 1.2 miles up the ski road to the trail. Great training for San Gorgonio, which is in turn great training for Whitney. Nice day for the hike. Temperatures in the mid-70s, light breeze, sunny but a few good shady spots. 2 hours up at a slow pace with lots of stops, 1-1/4 hours down.


thomascanty - Jul 31, 2005 3:55 am

Route Climbed: Bear Canyon Trail from Baldy Village Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

I only saw one other person all day and finally got a chance to see some Bighorn Sheep up close when I came upon a half dozen of them in the saddle between Baldy and West Baldy.


SkydiveKen - Jul 23, 2005 10:56 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Canyon Date Climbed: July 23 2005  Sucess!

First time on this trail. Tough route but not too much traffic. Have to try this way next winter.


bechtt - Jul 18, 2005 12:25 am

Route Climbed: San Antonio Ski Hut Trail Date Climbed: 16 Jul 05  Sucess!

Nice day -- not too many people at the top at 0900. Took the longer Devil's Backbone route back down to Manker Flats.

Climbing Webers

Climbing Webers - Jul 5, 2005 12:32 am

Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: 03 July 2005  Sucess!

Hot day, 2 hrs to summit. 25 people on top. Great hike!


SkydiveKen - Jul 4, 2005 2:14 am

Route Climbed: Ski Hut Date Climbed: February 17 2005  Sucess!

First time on moutain, solo in the winter and whole day on mountain to myself. Outstanding climb.


SkydiveKen - Jul 4, 2005 12:54 am

Route Climbed: ski hut to east bowl Date Climbed: March 23 2005  Sucess!

Total white out with 10 second clear spells and strong winds at the top.

peaksbagger - Jul 3, 2005 6:24 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Canyon Trail from the village Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

First time up this route. Snow just about gone and no problem using the trail. Tough hike. Loved it!


thomascanty - Jul 2, 2005 10:35 am

Route Climbed: Devil's Backbone Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!

I took the backbone trail up to Harwood (my third time) and Baldy (my sixth time), then followed the Ski Hut trail down.


birdhead - Jun 25, 2005 7:24 pm

Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail Date Climbed: 06/25/05  Sucess!

2.5 hours to the top on a very nice day. There were over 40 people on the summit!


banjobonch - Jun 19, 2005 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: San Antonio Falls road/Devils Backbone Date Climbed: June 5, 2005  Sucess!

Very cold and windy morning at the summit. Took about three hours one way. Great views on the way up!


theronmoon - Jun 19, 2005 2:45 pm

Route Climbed: devils backbone Date Climbed: june 18, 05  Sucess!

Climbed devils , up to Harwood, and over to Baldy. Amazing views from the sierras to telescope, to jacinto and everything else. Hardly any snow left on the route.


drewcmf - Jun 9, 2005 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: Baldy Bowl Date Climbed: 5 February, 2005  Sucess!

Nice climb up, difficult descent due to weather and route.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jun 7, 2005 2:22 am

Route Climbed: Baldy Bowl variation Date Climbed: May 27, 2005  Sucess!

Duane and I hiked the trail to the Ski Hut, then up the little ridge toward Mt. Harwood. When we hit snow we did a climbing traverse toward the Harwood/Baldy saddle, meeting up with the Devil's Backbone trail just short of the saddle. The rest of the climb was mostly snow. We descended via Devil's Backbone to Baldy Notch and down. Gorgeous day and fun mountain.


MichaelJ - May 30, 2005 4:58 am

Route Climbed: Baldy Bowl Date Climbed: April xx, 2005  Sucess!

Maybe I'm an idiot but I found the route beta a little lacking. After following the main fire road trail where it turns past the waterfall I passed the faint spur trail climbing to the ski hunt on the left twice--in both directions--without seeing it. I built a cairn opposite the spur on the way back.

Steve Ball

Steve Ball - May 22, 2005 11:25 pm

Route Climbed: Ski Hut Trail up, Devils Back Bone down Date Climbed: May 22, 2005  Sucess!

Got started lat this morning and paid for it going up. The temperature was in the 80s low 90s pretty much the whole way it seemed. Got burnt pretty good from the reflection of the snow. I did a loop up the Ski Hut trail and then down the Devils Backbone trail. I took the chairlift down to the parking lot. I had ACL surgery 10 weeks ago so I don't care if people think that taking the chairlift is a short cut!! Anyway great day in the mountains. A lot of people on the lower parts of the mountain but not too many up at the summit.

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