Ascent of Mount Baldy-West Ridge on 2012-09-12

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Mount Baldy-West Ridge
    Elevation:9040 ft / 2755 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a nice hike up the TRT to the West Ridge of Baldy, but once I got there finding the high point is a bit confusing. I was using Google Maps so I tried to find the highest point that was still in California. I wandered around awhile and didn't find any register. I went on up the the summit of Mt. Baldy and on to Rose Knob. At first I went up the rocky point after Rifle Peak and then realized that wasn't Rose Knob, so followed the saddle over to that and then returned to the West Ridge via the TRT. At that point I went to the highest of the rocky points and found the register for the West Ridge, but Google Maps shows that is in Nevada. Is there a authoritative source for where the state line is? Anyway I think I hit all the possibilities there.

2:21 up, 10 min. searching around, 22 min. to Mt. Baldy, 22 min. on top for lunch, 41 min. to Rose Knob, 2:50 back down (including more time at West Ridge. Total time 6:37, 11.2 miles from West Baldy to Mt. Baldy - Rose Knob - TRT Trail Head.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2024 ft / 616 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2024 ft / 616 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.1 mi / 29.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2024 ft / 616 m
    Distance:6.9 mi / 11.2 km
    Start Trailhead:TRT TH, Hwy 267  7016 ft / 2138 m
    Time:2 Hours 21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2024 ft / 616 m
    Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:TRT, Mt. Baldy, Rose Knob
    End Trailhead:TRT TH, Hwy 267  7016 ft / 2138 m
    Time:4 Hours 16 Minutes

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