Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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mattcav

mattcav - Sep 22, 2012 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

A little dicey but you gotta try this!  Sucess!

My last summit of Baldy was in April of 2011. We went up Manker Flat and down the devils backbone/the Notch. Total time was about 6 hours, largely because I got some nasty vertigo coming down a snowfield on Harwood towards the backbone. Kickstepping was the name of the game but obviously everything worked out just fine...just be very very careful on the backbone!

The Village trail is also a good one, but adds 2000' of elevation gain with almost the same distance. Give that one a shot someday, it has amazing views and no one on it usually.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 15, 2012 5:44 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2012

Mt. Baldy  Sucess!

Had a day to kill in SoCal - I'll take this over Disneyland anytime.

orbitor

orbitor - Aug 27, 2012 12:35 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012

From Manker Flats via Ski Hut  Sucess!

Surprisingly low amount of snow for the time of the year. Trail was regular except for some icy patches above the hut while gaining the top of the Bowl.

orbitor

orbitor - Aug 26, 2012 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

From Manker Flats via Devils Backbone  Sucess!

Training hike for C2C: up to the Notch on fire road and then Devil's Backbone, down the Ski Hut trail.

jonclimbingon

jonclimbingon - Aug 26, 2012 2:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2011

# 402  Sucess!

One of many times - usually up ski hut trail - best training hike close to LA

pwagenet - Aug 12, 2012 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Devils Backbone to Baldy Village  Sucess!

Went up the service road to Devil's Backbone then back down to Baldy Village where we hitchhiked back to our car.

Cambot

Cambot - Jul 2, 2012 10:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Via Bear Canyon  Sucess!

Beautiful day and a good workout, only a few other parties on the trail. Surprisingly clear views from the summit!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Jun 9, 2012 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

manker flats  Sucess!

went up via the ski hut trail. Nice sunny day and the trail is pretty good. Pretty good views despite the haze.

royanderson

royanderson - Jun 3, 2012 11:09 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

From Iron Mnt  Sucess!

Came over from Iron Mt via San Antonio Ridge. Have trip report on it.

edge17 - May 1, 2012 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012

from manker flat  Sucess!

Climbed with xav. beautiful day, mostly free from snow except a little towards the end. Carried some snowgear but didn't use any of it.

orbitor

orbitor - Apr 19, 2012 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

From Bear Canyon on 5-peak traverse  Sucess!

Started off in the rain as a summer storm was moving out, reached the summit surrounded by clouds. Continued down Devil's Backbone to Harwood & the 3 T's.

thexcat

thexcat - Apr 16, 2012 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2012

Manker Flats  Sucess!

From Manker flats with Aj and Md on a really nice day. Carried ax and crampons even though we never used them. Most of the trail was snow free.

orbitor

orbitor - Apr 10, 2012 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

From Bear Canyon  Sucess!

Second ascent - the trail from Bear Canyon is one of the best training hikes in all of SoCal due to elev. gain.

orbitor

orbitor - Apr 5, 2012 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

From Manker Flats via Ski Hut  Sucess!

First of many successful summits, right in LA's backyard.

MBFN

MBFN - Feb 13, 2012 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2012

MBFN  Sucess!

Up and down the Baldy bowl with Bare, Smashie and the Robot.

Ryan

Ryan - Jan 16, 2012 4:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

Good weather  Sucess!

My plan was to climb all the local peaks in prep for my first 14er this year. Last weekend we climbed Mt Pinos which is 8800ft. We started at 6000ft reaching the summit at 8800ft and back down in only 5hrs 20 min. So our next and closest peak was mt baldy. Since California is having a snow problem and most peaks have no snow we decided to give Baldy a try. We parked and started the trail around 9:30 since we were all in good shape we hit the peak at around 12:15pm since snow wasnt a factor this year. it was a solid push the entire time with little breaks. The peak was extremely cold with viscous wind. After a few pics and food we headed back down. we kept a quick pace and were pushing for the end rest and food. all in all it took us 5hrs to the summit and back. Good times.

dgrutherford

dgrutherford - Dec 12, 2011 12:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

Via Manker Flats  Sucess!

Manker flats to ski hut trail. Devil's backbone on the way down. Bagged Mount Harwood on the way down.

wildanessX

wildanessX - Nov 28, 2011 12:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

via devil's backbone  Sucess!

Love this one. Hiked to the summit 4 times, all via manker flats -> notch -> devil's backbone. Looking forward to checking out the ski hut trail this spring!

MCGusto

MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 12:11 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2004

Ol' Baldy  Sucess!

Don't know how many times I've climbed Baldy....via the bowl probably 3, up the devil's backbone at least 2X

MValentine

MValentine - Oct 20, 2011 2:38 pm

Fun Little Day Hike  Sucess!

Walking over devils backbone is my fav part of the hike. This a a great little day hike when I am looking for something not too strenuous.

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