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dandrewSolo from Jacks Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016


Solo trip from Jacks Creek. Camped at Pecos Baldy Lake. Saw no one until return to camp from Truchas next day. Long hike. Beautiful scenery. Minor route finding issues on slopes of Truchas. Would like to do it again, but from Santa Barbara trailhead in the north.
Posted Aug 30, 2016 5:41 pm

chicagotransplantTour de Truchas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016


Rachael and I camped near No Fish Lake after backpacking in from Santa Barbara CG, climbed the east ridge of Truchas, then traversed the remaining Truchas Peaks and Chimayosos before heading back to camp. The ridge from Medio to North had some good scrambling, maybe a little 4th class for a couple of moves but mostly reasonable 3rd with pretty straight forward route finding. The east ridge on this peak was a lot of fun, stick to the crest for fun scrambling, or bypass on grass to the left.
Posted Jul 7, 2016 7:00 pm

jdzahariaBeautiful Fall Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015


Hiked up from Pecos Baldy Lake, and across Trailriders Wall. Beautiful cloudless day. Continued on to Middle and Medio, with intentions of North.
Posted Oct 16, 2015 12:04 pm

seanoFrom Middle Truchas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2014


Dayhike via Rio Quemado. By far the hardest part was the snowshoe in to the cirque. 10h40 car-to-car. Trip report.
Posted Mar 10, 2014 4:55 pm

birdheadJack's Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Day hike from Jack's Creek trailhead with a few others from ABQ. Round trip time of around 12 hours at a very moderate pace. Lots of mountain goats!
Posted May 26, 2013 2:42 pm

benwoodtruchas via jack's creek  Sucess!


date is an estimateI got up at 3am to climb at got to watch the sunrise from the summit. wonderful experience
Posted Feb 14, 2012 3:31 pm

DonMartinTruchas South summit via UN 12 600 & Trailriders Wall from Jacks Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011


Despite thunderstorms on all sides that day I chanced it from Jacks Creek. Pecos Baldy Lake in 2 hours; pretty hard to scale UN 12 600 & then back down & then up South Truchas. 4 hours 15 minutes to summit from Jacks Creek; never started raining until near Jacks Creek again. Total time (with breaks totaling about 1-1.5 hours) was 10 hours & 20 minutes; 24 miles.
Posted Jan 17, 2012 6:31 pm

jrosaySouth approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Magnificent short day hike from Pecos Baldy Lake.
I do not understand the reason (related to the season ?)
for recommending: ``About 2 miles beyond Trail Riders Wall, trail 251 runs into the eastern flank of Truchas Peak, from which the summit can be accessed'', while going straight on (over the bump), from Trail Riders Wall, is both easy and beautiful, and clearly much traveled. This (and I know a book that even recommends to go up to Truchas Lake before reaching the ridge!) can be confusing and may let people to fear some hidden difficulty on the obvious direct south approach.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 4:44 pm

Bezoar GoatGem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2007

Bezoar Goat

Day tripping from Cowles.
Posted Mar 1, 2011 4:07 pm

wolfskinrosieMiddle/South Truchas solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009
Hiked in from Jack's creek in one day to just below N. Truchas. Gained the ridge above the lake in thick clouds and started South over Middle. The wind cleared the skies while descending into the saddle, beautiful views from the top of S. Truchas, lots of bighorn sheep seen on the way down including a pretty habituated ram that the dog was excited about.
Posted Apr 23, 2010 7:28 pm

strudolyubovSouthern approach via Jack's Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


Started at 6am from Jack's Creek TH. Hiked the standard route: TH-Pecos Baldy Lake-Trailriders Wall-South Ridge. Climbed South Ridge over UN 12,600. Summited at 10am (my 3rd summit since 2000) and went on to Medio Truchas. Hiked back over Truchas summit and returned to the car by 3pm. Great hike: perfect weather, great views!

10/17/2010: Came from Middle and Medio Truchas. Nice weather, gorgeous views.
Posted Jan 23, 2009 6:14 pm

scooter12gaEast side via Truchas Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Climbed via a grass chute south of the Truchas Lakes up to a SE ridge from Medio Truchas. Crossed a small snowfield near the Medio summit to a saddle on the North ridge of South Truchas. Ran face-to-face into a bighorn on the North ridge but otherwise had a great climb. Continued on to climb Middle (West) Truchas the same day and continued down the same route. No crowds at all, we saw about 5 other people the entire day.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 3:15 pm

MoapaPkAttacked by bighorns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1990


Exact data is something of a guess.

Well, we were swarmed by bighorns. They didn't really attack, though one grabbed the salty-sweaty underarm of my T-shirt and began chewing.
Posted May 12, 2008 12:01 pm

AltitudeSicknessRoute Climbed: Southern Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003


Spent the night on the trail after about 7-8 miles. Finished the hike to Truches Lake. Beautiful location. No one else around. The climb was relatively easy. Also did some fishing. No bites though. Tore up my right foot something fearsome. Had to super glue it back together and hike back out. It was a killer. Permanent nerve damage was the result.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 8:15 pm

weeds19Great trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007


I came in from Jack's Creek C.G. due to my transportation limitations (i.e. not a 4x4). The hike to Pecos Baldy lake is pretty mundane, but then the real scenery starts! I dropped off my overnight gear at the lake and then headed over trailriders wall toward Truchas. The going was surprisingly easy (I later realized that it was all downhill) along trailriders ridge and the route of Truchas was straightforward. There was a little bit of snow still on the peak, but just enough to make pretty pictures not impeded progress. After an hour on top I returned to Pecos Baldy lake for a night of camping, and hiked out the following morning.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 6:59 pm

lizrdboyWest Side  Sucess!


Camped below the West side and headed straight up in the morning. Steep, grassy slopes gave way to steep, loose talus and finally the summit. My favorite mountain range in New Mexico.
Posted Feb 23, 2007 4:00 am

rioblanco13Route Climbed: Our own trail from Jose Vigil Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006


Climbed as part of a 9th grade initiation 10 day backpacking trip into the Pecos Wilderness. Climbed up southwest ridge from Jose Vigil Lake.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 5:48 pm

swampclimber3 of the 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005


Camped at Pecos Baldy Lake, climbed 3 of the 4 with my buddy rockrat2.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 6:30 pm

rockrat23 of the peaks in a day not including the small sub peak  Sucess!


Fun hike, some bushwacking but scenery was incredible. Went on to do all the Truchas peaks except the North (didn't have time). Fun, but not challenging.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 9:51 pm

jfrishmanIIIPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006


Climbed south ridge, summited at 9:30. Perfect weather, easy ascent. We descended via Medio Truchas' north ridge. there was a lot more snow below Truchas Lakes than I expected. The trails were very hard to follow, and we bushwacked most of the way back to Trailriders' Wall.
Posted May 16, 2006 1:14 am

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