Bald Mountain Climber's Log

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Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 2, 2012 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Nice solo hike.  Sucess!

From Boreas Pass, be ready for so many false summits, otherwise nice hike with some great views.


theREALCarpeDM - Jul 23, 2012 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

North ridge  Sucess!

With Mike Smith. Nice easy day. This was the last of the Front Range bicentennials for me.


alpine345 - Jun 10, 2012 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 1980

Baldy  Sucess!

Climbed the N ridge after staying in a friends cabin on the E flank. My first mtn after moving to Breck...


mansfieo - Nov 1, 2011 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011

Baldy  Sucess!

first summit in co after moving from id... everything is so accessible here! and high. Headed up after 2nd snowfall.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2004

Bald Mountain  Sucess!

Not sure about the date. With Melinda. Second time.


MountainHikerCO - Sep 18, 2010 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Up and Down  Sucess!

We hiked up Boreas Mountain first, then over to Bald for a full day with plenty of up and down!

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 30, 2010 10:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Boreas Pass  Sucess!

Solo. I saw a pretty brown and white spotted coyote and some cute boys headed for the summit on my way down.


ErikaRN - Jul 30, 2010 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Wildflowers  Sucess!

Peak wildflowers as I climbed up from Boreas Pass to the south ridge. Views of Mt. Guyot's SE face were awesome!


davebobk47 - Jun 21, 2010 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

from Boreas Pass  Sucess!

Hiked from Boreas Pass, so many false summits! Some snow, was able to glissade nearly 1000ft on the way down. Great weather and views.


dclimb14me - May 13, 2010 12:50 am

Climb and Ski!  Sucess!

Good climb from French Creek to saddle between Bald and Guyot, great ski down NE Col. Top to jbottom, the only way to go!


BLong - Oct 19, 2009 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

LaBoreas Loop  Sucess!

Had a great trip yesterday linking Bald Mountain with 3 peaks on the other side of Boreas Pass: Hoosier Ridge, Red Mountain, and Red Peak. We parked down at Indiana Creek and had a perfect 10-hour day. The views from the top are incredible. Not sure why so many people mention the false summits being an issue as they are all pretty apparent on the topo map. Trip Report.


colinpence - Sep 30, 2009 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

climbed from Boreas Pass...  Sucess!

...with the "usual suspects". This day reconfirmed why they are called the "Rocky" mountains.

See also reports from Aaron Johnson and mtnhiker13.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 13, 2009 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Boreas Pass Route   Sucess!

This was, no ifs, ands or buts, one of the absolutely most beautiful days I have ever enjoyed in the mountains. The fresh snowfall, the wild coastal looking cloud formations, the blue-bird skies peaking through the clouds. Definitely more a committing ridge walk that I think a few of us expected, but well worth the extra oomph to overcome all those falkse summits. Partners: Elissa all the way to the summit; Carol and Laraine to the last (highest) false summit where they said: ENOUGH!


MattK - Oct 13, 2008 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

From Boreas Pass  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Climbed with Boreas.


SarahThompson - Sep 10, 2008 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005

North Ridge & South Ridge  Sucess!

4/23/05 - Hiked up the north ridge. The lower slopes seem to be a popular area for backcountry skiing. Met Chicago Transplant not too far from the summit - little did I know I'd hike with him several years down the road! A great winter/spring hike.

10/31/09 - Climbed the south ridge after "Madonna Dome" and Boreas Mountain. Deep snow in places. Was able to drive almost 4 miles past the winter closure gate on the Boreas Pass Road. Descended the west ridge which delivered us directly back to the car.


kavak - Jul 14, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 1988

North Ridge Route  Sucess!

We put on snowshoes for the approach and looked for a avalanche free route to the north ridge. From there it was a ridge walk with an alpine feel to the summit. Very nice day.


peakrat76 - Jan 3, 2008 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1992

Boreas Pass Route  Sucess!

Scramble over talus & blocks. Found a nice long couloir on the way down to glissade. Once back at my Subaru I found an old piece of board on my windshield with the note, "Hey, I saw something really strange. A marmot was chewing your car under the gas tank. Wierd, huh? Sure enough, Mr. Marmot had chewed through the gas tank sensor wire telling me I had no fuel. Easy repair, fun day.


Kiefer - Sep 12, 2007 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007

via Black Powder Pass  Sucess!

Ugh! Talk about your false summits. Ugh! Talk about talus and choss. Sweet views of guyot and Breckenridge though! More of a commitment than I expected. Windy and cold but great weather.

djilk - Sep 2, 2007 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Bald Mtn via Black Powder Pass  Sucess!

Hiked from Boreas Pass to the true summit in about 2:45, only 2:15 down with some storms in the area. The views are 360 degrees - even saw Longs & Meeker shining in the sun far in the distance. Only saw a few other people and had the summit to ourselves. Not much left in the way of flowers but the tundra is lush and I suspect there would be a lot in July.

Contra the Boreas Pass route description, we found it easier to just go over the tops of most of the bumps and false summits - there is not that much wasted elevation gain and the walking is substantially easier right on the top of the ridge. On the way up we followed the trail up to Black Powder Pass and then mostly followed the ridgeline. On the return we descended directly down some grassy slopes SSW, both because it looked faster and because some storms were in the area. There are some faint climber's trails on the rocky sections of the ridge - mostly they go slightly west of the ridgeline but end up on top anyway. The talus is mostly solid but still have to test footholds on the steeper parts.

Great hike, but harder work than we expected since there is no real trail after the pass.


mtnhiker13 - Jul 20, 2007 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Boreas Pass  Sucess!

Nice views! Lots of rocks. you gotta like rock to climb this mountain. We had a beautiful day with the weather. That was nice.

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