Baldy Mountain (NM) Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 41

mtybumpo - Feb 4, 2007 8:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2000

#1  Sucess!

I was part of the P2K contingent from Trapper Trails Council in the summer of 2000. This was my first major peak and my Philmont trek is what really got me into backpacking/climbing. Tons of fun!


Isaiah - Oct 12, 2006 10:11 pm

ROCS 617 & 715  Sucess!

Twice up south side and down north. Once up north and down south. Pretty standard its even possible to get there in the wee hours of the morning for a view of the early morning sun.


boisedoc - Sep 12, 2006 5:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1984

First peak  Sucess!

First big peak I ever climbed. Went up it with a full pack with my scout troop. Pretty exhausting.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 22, 2006 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2005

Fulfilled Anticipation  Sucess!

We started our trek (Itinerary 24) at Ponil. It took several days to make our way northwest, out of Philmont and into Greenwood (aka Cottonwood) Canyon. Throughout that time we'd catch occasional glimpses of Baldy, especially two spectacular views, one from Wilson Mesa, and the other from the ridgeline between Copperpark and Greenwood Canyon (I've posted an image on SummitPost of that moment). After the very steep descent into Copperpark (what our boys would take to calling Suicide Slide!), we camped, then took the route through Baldy Town, up to the top of Baldy, back to Baldy Town (to pick up our food), then back to Copperpark. The hardest part? That's one steep road out of Baldy Town over to Copperpark after you've spent all you energy summiting Baldy itself!


couimet - Mar 3, 2006 11:15 pm

Not sure of the route

My first summit. Climbed with troop 564 out of Bel Air, Maryland in 1999 (?). Was the one of the last days of our 120 mile hike/adventure. Awesome time.


e-doc - Dec 31, 2005 8:51 am

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: August 1978  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a boy scout trip from Greensboro NC. I remember it was a tall pile of rocks with a great view. The most memorable event was our crews getting lost on the north side of the mountain and our bivouacing overnight, though we barely could see the summit. to the south. The next day we hiked by compass and line of sight to French Henry camp. It was a cold night. I don't get lost anymore.

LandonQ - Nov 22, 2005 2:03 pm

Date Climbed: Late 1990's  Sucess!

Climbed in the late 1990's with Philmont group


skorpeo - Nov 1, 2005 12:29 am

Date Climbed: 1975,1990  Sucess!

I've done it twice as part of the Philmont experience.


cybond - Oct 16, 2005 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

I climbed Baldy in early August 2004 as part of a Arkansas Philmont contingent. We spent a week at the Scout ranch backpacking. Fairly easy climb, pushed it in about an hour from the base. Excellent view of surrounding areas, including Angel Fire resort. Certainly sparked my intrest in mountaineering. Highly reccomend the Philmont ranch, as well as Mt. Baldy.


dluders - Aug 28, 2005 4:38 pm

Route Climbed: Philmont trail from east Date Climbed: June 1974  Sucess!

When I was a teenager, our Philmont contingent from Connecticut hiked up on a cloudy day. The altitude sapped our strength, and we only spent 5 minutes in 30-MPH winds to take a few snapshots and get the heck off of that rockpile. I've never come anywhere close to that altitude before or since.

highadventure15 - Jul 4, 2005 12:02 pm

Route Climbed: front face Date Climbed: July 27 2002  Sucess!

climbed it with the scouts, good climb, average view, i recommend it

druwdowns - Jun 28, 2005 3:51 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: July 1975  Sucess!

I climbed Baldy with my scout troop. Troop 317 from Marshalltown, IA. It was a windy clear day. The view was amazing.


pingzingr - Jun 16, 2005 3:39 am

Date Climbed: July 1995  Sucess!

Climbed this with my Boy Scout Philmont crew from Troop 1100 in Burke, Virginia. I remember it being a beautiful view from on top and then a lot of fun on the scree field on the backside. There was even some remnant snow for a snowball fight!


vanny37 - Mar 23, 2005 9:49 am

Route Climbed: From Copper Park Camp Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

This mountain is probably what sealed my desires to climb! Got an early start around 6am. On the summit by 8:30am and enjoyed the clear skies for hours!

justice4all2103 - Jan 28, 2004 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: main trail from baldy town Date Climbed: August 5th, 2002  Sucess!

i was crew leader for trek # 729C2. We started at about 6am and made the summit easily. on the way up four f-18 jets went through the canyon below us. My crew was divided between the slow hikers and the fast climbers and when we got to the top two boys tried to push each other off the mountain. The desent was simple, on the left side of the wide trail down there is deep shale that alows you to walk quickly down the mountain. This peak is not the most spectacular i've done but it is definately worth the day hike if you have the chance while on a philmont trek.

Mike Zastoupil

Mike Zastoupil - Sep 25, 2009 5:52 pm

Re: Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1978

I just saw we were climbed Baldy the same summer. What troop were you with and from Texas?

Mike Zastoupil

Mike Zastoupil - Sep 25, 2009 5:52 pm

Re: Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1978

I just saw we were climbed Baldy the same summer. What troop were you with and from Texas?

M@Z - Nov 29, 2003 11:58 pm

Route Climbed: trail from ute meadows to baldytown and climbed the south face Date Climbed: August 1st 2002  Sucess!

I climbed as part of a philmont crew 728I12 in early august of 02. we were going to take a night hike to see the sunrise, but my dad came down with severe mountain sickness and was sent to base camp so we didnt set out until around 5am. we were delayed again at baldytown because another crew member came down with mountain sickness, but other than that, we all made it. there had been a hailstorm the day before so that made things a little more difficult. had the time of my life though and i would love to go back someday.

t_dub - Nov 6, 2003 9:00 pm

Route Climbed: casual Date Climbed: late '80s  Sucess!

Made ascent twice during visits to Philmont, first with Troop 97 from Ft. Worth,TX and secondly with my OA Lodge. Definitely one of the scrambles one has to do at Philmont. Not been back since then.


ogonzoo - Jul 17, 2003 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: Philmont Date Climbed: july, 1992  Sucess!

made it to the top while on a backpacking trip with boyscout troop 876 from carrlotton texas.

Viewing: 1-20 of 41
Return to 'Baldy Mountain (NM)' main page