Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) Climber's Log

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DukeJH - Jan 10, 2011 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Baldy Bowl  Sucess!

Went with Taco and crew to practice arrest skills and ascend the bowl. A beautiful day but windy as hell on top.


labgloves - Dec 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Great mountain!  Sucess!

I'm a local so this is a favorite: Baldy Bowl, RR, North Ridge, Backbone, and ski hut trail.


MtnDoser - Dec 10, 2010 2:00 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

First time   Sucess!

Via Ski Hut Trail


runbyu1 - Nov 8, 2010 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2008

Ran up on a beautiful day  Sucess!

In town for my sister's XC meet---ran up the regular route, chilled on the top (it was cold!), and then came down the devil's backbone route which was INCREDIBLE. Great views, great pictures, great running!


catalyst81 - Oct 4, 2010 7:07 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2010

Baldy with snow  Sucess!

Up via ski hut and down via the devil's backbone. It was absolutely still up at the summit for a bit - absolutely NO wind! That road sucks at the end sucks. I still wish the ski lifts were running that day.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Sep 11, 2010 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

Ski Hut to the Register Trail  Sucess!

Met Diving Dan at the trailhead and he gave me the grand tour on Mount Baldy. Very cool day!


Wild - Sep 6, 2010 7:03 pm

Spectacular ridge  Sucess!

Mount Baldy is the beautiful, bulky, and bald head of the San Gabriels. There is a nice alpine forest present on its slopes, but the summit, however, is nothing but rocks. Winter time brings forth good amounts of snow, which makes both the Baldy Bowl and the Devil's Backbone excellent arenas for mountaineers.
Have done the Devil's Backbone from TR and San Antonio Ski Hut Trail back down in August.


davebobk47 - Aug 25, 2010 11:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

Nice  Sucess!

Up Baldy Bowl, down Devil's Backbone. Nice hike but didn't like the road much.


zolek7 - Jul 30, 2010 4:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Numb toes!  Sucess!

Climbed via Blue Ridge route. Lots of loose rock on the way, some class 3 scrambling. Did 3 summits: Pine Mountain, Mount Dawson, and Baldy. Round trip in little over 9 hrs. Very strenuous hike, all the travel is either up or down the slopes. Good, comfortable boots will make all the difference.


PapaBanucci - Jul 9, 2010 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Had to come back  Sucess!

Was back in the area on business again so had to head up to Baldy after meetings. Starting from the ski lift parking lot, did the trail under the ski lifts up to the notch, then the backbone. Up in 1:45, down in a fun 0:45. Car to summit to car: 2:30. Ran into only three persons on the trail on a Thursday evening.


tfac2010 - Jul 2, 2010 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Father's Day  Sucess!

I told my sons that all I wanted for Father's Day was for them to accompany me up Mt. Baldy. They agreed, and after a quick drive from San Diego & breakfast at IHOP we were on the Manker Flats trail by 9:45. I missed the Sierra Hut trail, and we ended up taking the fire road up to the ski hut. They bailed at that point so I did a quick push to the summit and back via Devil's backbone. 4 hours from car to summit to car. Although it would have been better to share the top with my sons, it was a great day all around.


PapaBanucci - Jun 23, 2010 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

Ran to the ridge on Bear Canyon Trail

Business meetings got out early, so I took advantage of the opportunity in the afternoon. Should have picked an easier trail and summited.

brianwhitten - May 24, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Son and Dad Trip  Sucess!

My son's first time up to the top. Great day. Great weather. Little snow, but lots of wind.


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 4:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2004

Scenic and snowcovered  Sucess!

Last minute trip made very scenic with all the snow on top, just went in regular hiking boots. Was my 9th CA county HP and the last one I did inadvertently before I started going for them intentionally.


harryquach - May 6, 2010 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010

Baldy Round 2  Sucess!

Great day got an early start missed most of the people
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kevin trieu

kevin trieu - May 5, 2010 7:15 pm

best Socal training  Sucess!

did a bunch of times year round from different trailheads


Apexrock - May 4, 2010 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2009

Baldy Loop  Sucess!

Went up from the ski hut, and down the backbone all the way to the ski lifts.


WoundedKnee - Apr 23, 2010 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2010

Baldy Bowl!  Sucess!

The Baldy Bowl was a fun route. Whiteout conditions pretty much the whole day. Crampons and ice axe still needed past the ski hut.


climberslacker - Apr 4, 2010 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

First Time!  Sucess!

Went Up to the hut with my dad, then met a great group of people including Shin and Rick. Me and my dad both got up, hes 61 so I'm proud of him!



harryquach - Apr 1, 2010 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Baldy Bowl  Sucess!

Great day, perfect weather

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