Baldy Mountain (NM) Climber's Log

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jerky1280

jerky1280 - Apr 7, 2017 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

Long Ago...  Sucess!

Hiked as a Boy Scout years ago...

urraca man

urraca man - Nov 16, 2016 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

Sunrise Climb  Sucess!

Climbed this mountain with our Rayado crew. We slept at the Copper Park Parking Lot. Which is the small clearing labeled at 11,574 ft. We left camp at 3:30 in the morning and took the incredible summit ridge up to the top. Being on that exposed ridge guided by your headlamp and the moon was absolutely incredible. Once we got to the top it was probably 40 degrees, and we sat there for about an hour in our sleeping bags waiting for the sun to peak its head out. It is an experience I will never forget!

Will Newcomb

Will Newcomb - Aug 22, 2016 1:57 am

Maxwell to Baldy  Sucess!

Our crew started hiking at 4:00 am from Maxwell Camp and summitted Baldy by late morning. Exceptional vistas from the top! We made the hike a 20-mile loop by adding on a visit to French Henry and Baldy Town.

CEIGE

CEIGE - Aug 1, 2015 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Philmont Trek 08-02N  Sucess!

This was one of my first peaks I ever summitted and a fond memory looking back on now.

JRB

JRB - Aug 2, 2013 10:32 pm

71 and 72  Sucess!

My first time beyond 12,000 feet. 1971 trip was beautiful weather and we slid down some snow filled ravines. My first glissade on an old Korean era army poncho my dad gave me. 1972 was windy and overcast.

MAero - May 26, 2013 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Philmont trek  Sucess!

Up and down through Baldy Town. My first real mountain hike

panzerbob - Mar 22, 2011 9:31 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 1996

first

first summit climbed in 96

FugueManiac

FugueManiac - Mar 18, 2011 6:18 pm

Summer 1995  Sucess!

Climbed it in summer 1995, either July or August, I can't remember. Stayed on top for at least half an hour. It was a grey, cloudy day but storms never developed.

Swithich - Aug 21, 2010 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003

First major mountain.  Sucess!

1h 44m from Baldy Camp. What got me started. Love Philmont. Always will. Great peak and great memories of backpacking with friends.

Till next time!

JPBX924 - Apr 2, 2010 1:14 am

Great, Tough hike  Sucess!

Fairly long hike in from Miranda camp, scree slope on the northern face of the mountain was a great joy to run down, I couldn't imagine climbing from that face. Storm blew in at 14:00, almost on the dot, crew was safe and off the peak by then.

ADHDassassin - Oct 20, 2009 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

Twice Climbed  Sucess!

The first time I went up Baldy we had a chance to eat lunch and I had a great time, the second time was considerably harder as we had already hike 10 miles + before even starting to climb baldy. Rayado... You have to love it :)

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 31, 2009 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

Second Time  Sucess!

Climbed it solo (I am a ranger at Philmont) from Pueblano up through French Henry then the switchbacks to the ridge. Met some cool crews along the way. Started at 8am, summited at 12:30...Stayed about 45 minutes before a sudden storm brought down loads of hail on me. Went to Baldy Town on the way down. It was pouring rain the whole way back to the Ponil Turnaround. Great day and I am glad I got to spend more time up there then last time. This was my first 12'er in 07

aprovance

aprovance - Jun 22, 2009 4:16 pm

Baldy via east trail  Sucess!

Great hike, I loved it! It was my first real peak. Once past the treeline, there was scree all the way to the top. It was sometimes slow going on the scree, but that seemed to do a good job of reducing the effects of AMS in some of the other hikers. I really enjoyed the view, but sadly we were unable to stay at the summit for more than about 20 minutes due to the fact that a thunderstorm was heading our way. I would love to go to Philmont and do it again!

tomlauren

tomlauren - Feb 23, 2009 7:49 am

A long time ago  Sucess!

Hiked to the top as part of a Philmont scout trip in my teens (mid 1980s). It was a fun, challenging week.

climbOn

climbOn - Jan 5, 2009 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Scree!  Sucess!

If you love scree you will definitely enjoy the steep portion of the ascent. It is a really nice hike with an spectacular view.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 30, 2008 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Nice Climb  Sucess!

Nice hike, started out as a clear day and oh boy, did that soon change. It was alot of fun though

GroundControl

GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:25 am

Baldy Mountain, Summer 2001  Sucess!

Climbed this solo as a staff member at Philmont when I was 21. Great peak!

bgriffs

bgriffs - Nov 27, 2007 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1996

My First Mountain  Sucess!

My first mountain! What an experience. I was with my Dad and returned a few years later on another trek. I hope to go back again someday.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Sep 29, 2007 3:13 pm

first 12er  Sucess!

climbed baldy on my second philmont expedition! easy trail from camp until treeline where scree led us to the summit. rained on the way down and water flooded the trail.

jamie

stevepack

stevepack - Mar 7, 2007 2:22 pm

1980 Trek #722I-2  Sucess!

Climbed Baldy as part of a Boy Scout Philmont trek. Nice trip, nice mountain. As I recall we had great weather for the climb.

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