Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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theflyingmountaineer - Aug 16, 2009 12:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!  Sucess!

Took the ski lift up to Baldy Notch for a beautiful hike celebrating my dad's 47th birthday. Summited in about 2 1/4 hours. Great day!


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

6 Peaks 8000 Feet  Sucess!

There were a lot of hikers in this section of the trail which is pretty steep. We moved right along amidst the traffic up the bare landscape via many small switchbacks. Mount San Antonio is also known Mount Baldy. Mount Baldy is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains with an elevation of 10,064’. There is no register up there, but there is a giant plaque which I took a picture of. The distance to San Antonio from Mount Harwood is .8 miles, and the elevation gain is 704’. After enjoying the amazing view for awhile we headed over to West Baldy.



strudolyubov - Aug 7, 2009 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

San Antonio x3  Sucess!

Climbed San Antonio three times via Baldy Trail from Bear Canyon, from Manker Flats and via Devil's Backbone from Baldy Notch. Beautiful area, awesome views!


McCannster - Jul 16, 2009 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

LA County HP  Sucess!

From the ski lift parking lot, walked up use trails to Baldy Notch, from there over Harwood to summit. Pretty good views, as far as SoCal goes. Just a little under 4 hrs car to car.


eazup - Jul 12, 2009 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2008

many many  Sucess!

cool hike


Robb - Jul 12, 2009 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

5 Peak Day  Sucess!

We bagged 5 peaks today. Pine, Dawson, Baldy, Harwood, and Wright. What a great day!


madmallard - Jun 29, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

Mmm, smog...  Sucess!

nothing like seeing the air that you are breathing. 11 of 57 bagged.

youngsterOC - Jun 10, 2009 11:55 am

First summit  Sucess!

Slept on the summit, watched the Perseid meteor shower. Unforgettable!


Diggler - Jun 2, 2009 4:12 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Nice day!  Sucess!

Climbed with Faith, in preparation for a Cactus to Clouds bid the next day. It was a challenge just getting out of bed this morning, as I'd only slept about 4 hours after a long drive from the Bay the night before.

Starting from the road (below San Antonio Falls) at 10.26, we made fair time up the road, past the ghetto ski area, & up Devil's Backbone to the summit. Summited around 13.54. Clouds, smog, &/or haze obscured views in all directions, & nearby thunderstorms made us turn around just a few minutes after getting to the top. Regardless, the exposure on this class 1 trail was abnormal & fun, & the views of San Gorgonio & San Jacinto were nice. What a gem in the backyard of LA residents! Took the steep trail down to the chairlift parking on the return, saving at least 15 or 20 minutes, I'd surmise. Got back to the car around 17.00 or so.

Very nice day!


renaistre - May 25, 2009 5:42 pm

Awesome Memories  Sucess!

Baldy is a gem. I've climbed it at least six times via the ski hut trail, and I first learned to use an ice axe on the bowl. There's nothing like getting up above the clouds or the smog and standing on that summit to make you feel like you're worlds away from the city just below you.


dgrimreaper - May 16, 2009 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2009

Manker Flats  Sucess!

Snow from 8,000 feet. Soft enough to kick step. Devil's backbone on the way down. 4th ascent.


Ze - May 10, 2009 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2009

from Bighorn Ridge  Sucess!

boy that was a hard one....


SierraCJ - May 4, 2009 3:29 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

Awesome day!  Sucess!

Manker Flat to Baldy then Harwood. Devil's Backbone to Notch and then service road back to Manker. Did with my 17 year old son.


gaudzdice51 - May 2, 2009 10:14 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

Manker Flats  Sucess!

W/ Dad via Manker Flats, came down to Baldy Notch, then descended the maintenance road back to Manker Flats. Great views, and a little windy. Tagged Harwood also.
Again on 5/9/09.


SJ - Apr 29, 2009 12:13 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Baldy  Sucess!

Nice climb up the Devil's Backbone from the Baldy ski hut. Windy as hell on top but great views.


Ze - Apr 20, 2009 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

from the Village  Sucess!

snow above 8500' off and on, but not a problem. should be gone in a few weeks


jspeigl - Apr 15, 2009 10:38 pm

Training Peak  Sucess!

Climbed it many times. When I first started hiking, I was way out of shape, and this peak became my first goal. I can still remember how tired I was the first time I climbed it. Now it's my training peak for bigger and higher goals.


deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

third time on top  Sucess!

surprise blizzard while on Devil's Backbone


TheGoat - Mar 26, 2009 1:09 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

3 times, 3 routes  Sucess!

This was my first ascent to Mt. Baldy, I climbed it twice more after. This time I went from Manker Flats up the fire road to Baldy Notch and then along the Devil's Backbone. I got hypothermia at the top--good story, I'll write a trip report someday.

The second time I took the road from Manker Flats and then the trail past the San Antonio Ski Hut--saw two bighorn sheep at the very summit.

The third time I took the "intense" way from Mt. Baldy Village--wow, hard hike, even harder to pull one of my friends partway up.

I love Baldy--the king of the San Gabriels.


SierraCJ - Mar 6, 2009 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

5UGNST1  Sucess!

Awesome hike with many vistas along the way.

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