Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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jazamoo

jazamoo - May 29, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Ski Hut trail  Sucess!

always seen from a distance
eighteen years of seeing!
and now
actuality
a feeling
roughened shoes
on worn and well-
loved rock

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 10:05 pm

Bear Canyon from Baldy Village  Sucess!

09/2001, while I was in Los Angeles for the summer

johnm

johnm - May 14, 2006 3:17 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Ski Hut Route  Sucess!

Good hiking weather, clear with a slight cooling breeze. No snow to the Ski Hut and from there it was patchy and soft to the summit. Easy to traverse in low top boots. The views east and west from summit were spectacular. The desert was hazy and the marine layer was very thick today. Met a couple of good hiking buddies, David and Bob, who set a good pace. Back to the San Antonio Falls parking lot by 1:00.

Dean

Dean - May 8, 2006 12:48 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

Great views  Sucess!

Devils Backbone route. Noted a fire to the east which was interesting and the clouds covering L.A. made a great sight.

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Apr 27, 2006 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

SKI HUT AND UP THE BOWL  Sucess!

On the summit @ 9:15 in a cloud from 9000'. Easy to get turned arround on top use a compass, the wind will bury you tracks in seconds. summit # 6

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Apr 16, 2006 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Climbing the Bowl while sick is no fun!  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I spent nearly 5 hours post-holing our way to the summit through deep soft snow via the Bowl. I was also sick that day, but I wanted to get in the training for doing Whitney. It was pure hell all day, but it was rewarding to have done it.

We passed two guys on our way down who were heading up the Backbone. They were ill-equipped and it was very late in the day. They may have gotten themselves into trouble. We later learned that they rode the chair lifts up without paying and that the resort had called the police on them.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Apr 13, 2006 10:15 pm

Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003  Sucess!

I've done the Labor Day race known as "Baldy Run to the Top" several times. The last mile up the bald south face in particular will leave you whimpering.

jazamoo

jazamoo - May 29, 2006 5:25 am

Re: Route Run: Baldy Notch/Devil's Backbone Date Run: Sept. 1, 2003

"will leave you wimpering" made me laugh :)

what and when is the "baldy run to the top"? sounds hardcore!

-joyce

Zhenya77

Zhenya77 - Apr 6, 2006 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Sierra Club Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

It was a nice sunny weather that Sunday morning. The forecast for the High Sierra Mountains weather left much to be desired. We had to postpone our climb and as an alternative Mt.Baldy fell as an excellent mountain to test the gear and to get in shape most of the people in our party. The ski down was good with the exception of the numerous rocks that scratched my skies to a great extend. It a good mountain to get everything organized before the real climbing season begins.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Apr 3, 2006 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

April Fools  Sucess!

A slow slog to the top -- but the skiing was superb 'cause we got an early start. Above 9400' the snow was delightful. Lower elevations slushed up considerably by the afternoon...

BaldyBowl-Sunrise

usarock69

usarock69 - Mar 30, 2006 5:25 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006

Winter time

Left at 9am from Manker Flat. Ready for some snow action, I put on my Koflachs and took crampons and snowshoes with me. Until I reached the notch, I didn't need any of them. The trail was nice, with some patches of ice, but otherwise OK. I put on my snowshoes for the Devil's Backbone ridge, the snow was deep there. It was a great winter training worth every step.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Mar 29, 2006 4:46 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Great Ski Down 3 Pin  Sucess!

Was pleasantly surprised at how beauteous the snow was. It sure helped getting a 4 AM start!

Will Wyles Contemplates a Chute Descent

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 28, 2006 10:10 pm

Whited out  Sucess!

Call it experience-building. Went up the ski bowl and forgot to check the compass and descended 2000 feet down the wrong side. Nothing to do by ascend back into the storm and go down the right way. It's easy to get messed up sometimes.

Luciano136

Luciano136 - Mar 24, 2006 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

Ski-hut trail  Sucess!

Went on what was supposed to be a beautiful day. Partly cloudy in the morning but a blizzard hit just as we reached the summit. See also my trip report:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/182451/Ski-Hut-Trail-in-oncoming-storm.html

I hike Baldy regularly as a training hike.

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Mar 17, 2006 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005

Devils Backbone  Sucess!

First hike in the San Gabriels. Worth every step.

ExploreABitMore

ExploreABitMore - Mar 9, 2006 6:37 pm

Ski Hut  Sucess!

This was probably my second favorite mountain (next to Strawberry) when I lived in LA. Did the ski hut trail quite a few times - the bowl was always a nice snow climb.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Mar 5, 2006 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2006

Thin Cover  Sucess!

Skinned to summit from near the new Baldy Bowl Trail sign (at the major switchback heading toward the ridge, 1/3 mile above the hut). Coverage was thin, but the snow was much more consolidated than I expected. Not enough to ski the bowl, so skiied the trees along the trail. Lots of people out enjoying the day.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2005

Ski Hut Trail  Sucess!

Great hike so close to LA. Who knew? I guess a lot of people know.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Feb 20, 2006 6:42 pm

Multiple Climbs  Sucess!

Hiked/skied Baldy several times each year since I moved to LA in 1996. Usual route is Baldy Bowl, but have ascended Register Ridge, Devil's Backbone and Bear Canyon as well. Skied the North side a few times, too.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 10, 2006 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Register Ridge Date Climbed: March 9, 2003  Sucess!

This ridge route is a tough, tough route. Picked it up by the Ski Hut Trail sign-in register. Steep, steep, steep. Encountered some knee deep snow. Followed the ridge to the saddle between Harwood and Baldy and then up the south face to the summit. Returned via the Bowl and Ski Hut Trail.

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