Old Baldy Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Jul 2, 2022 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2022

From 4th of July  Sucess!

Arrived at 4th of July TH around 4:30 am. Found a spot in the upper lot. Beautiful wildflowers out now. Trail is well maintained and easy all the way to the Arapaho/Baldy saddle. Stunning views of the Arapahos and the Arapahoe Glacier. Looked to still be some snow on the Arapaho Traverse so we will be back to get that done. Lots of water now that the snow is melting.


sailgreatlakes - Dec 16, 2020 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2020

SoNoBa!  Sucess!

Tagged it on the way down from South and North Arapaho. Definitely worth a quick run up for views of the Arapaho peaks and the cirque below!


nickrulercreator - Sep 6, 2020 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2020

First Old Baldy Summit  Sucess!

Very beautiful trail and, for almost all of it, well-maintained. Not as easy as I thought it’d be. Definitely be prepared for almost constant incline. The last quarter mile incline to the summit, just off of the more level trail right below, is by far the hardest section. 30-40% grade after 8 miles of hiking is tough. Plus, this section isn’t marked or even recognizable by foot traffic. Understandable, given such a steep end likely throws off most hikers, but make sure you stick to the trail on the online map.

Otherwise, very beautiful hike. The summit provides fantastic views of the Arapaho peaks, glacier, glacier lake, and valley leading down to the Boulder area. Well-worth the hike, even though it was tough.


jake_the_snake - Aug 24, 2020 9:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2020

Old Baldy - Post Arapahoe Traverse  Sucess!

Not the most work trail - but needed to tag this 13er


sailgreatlakes - Dec 16, 2020 7:52 pm

Re: Old Baldy - Post Arapahoe Traverse

I think we hit the same mountains a month apart. Every log I signed I see your name right below me.

Good taste in mountains, I guess.


habaceeba - May 20, 2019 7:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

Old Baldy  Sucess!

before the Arapaho's. It's worth it for the glacier view.


rmjwinters - Jul 10, 2015 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015

W/Arapahoes  Sucess!

Completed with S and N Arapaho from 4th of July TH. 11 miles total

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 3, 2013 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2013

Windy Day  Sucess!

Windy and cold day, great views of Indian Peak and Front Range, nice hike, i wish weather was better. We summited and i'll take it.


chicagotransplant - Jun 1, 2013 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Clearing Skies  Sucess!

Made the trek up this one with Sarah after climbing Quarter to Five Peak in the foggy/snowy morning. Glad the skies opened up for Old Baldy as the views of the Arapahoes from its summit are great!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 1, 2013 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

From 4th of July with Quarter to 5

The weather cleared nicely for this peak and we enjoyed jaw-dropping views! Chilly on top, though. With Mike.

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

A nice hill.  Sucess!

After a year of physical therapy, I started easy mountains again, so on this trip I only hiked South Arapaho and Old Baldy. It was awesome to be again in the mountains moreover, everything was flowering in the Indian Peak Wilderness. Almost nobody climbs this hill but its a ranked (unlike South Arapaho) 13er!


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 20, 2012 2:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Hey! That's MY nickname!  Sucess!

When I got off the plane from Indiana and picked up the dog, the weather was still really nice, so I figured I'd try for an easy, orphaned, ranked 13er. "Old Baldy" fit the bill. Car-to-car from 4th of July TH was 11:30am to 4:20pm. Not bad after coming from a few days at sea level and not getting much sleep the night before. The GPS said 8.9 miles and just over 3k gain; not sure I believe it.


DougBenton - Jun 8, 2011 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2011

4th of July  Sucess!

Really nice view of the Arapaho Peaks and watershed/glacier area.


StephanieLynn - Sep 16, 2010 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Easy hike  Sucess!

An easy hike after Skywalker and Arapahoe traverse. With Prakash.

Brian C

Brian C - Aug 21, 2010 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

All alone  Sucess!

Headed up after the Arapaho traverse. Very quite spot so close to a crowded trail. Loved it!


Kapelmuur - Jul 31, 2010 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Tundra  Sucess!

That's about all I saw on this peak...and maybe a few Ptarmigans. Hit it after coming down off the traverse in full sun only to have the clouds move in during the 45 mins it took me to get over. Fled after thunder rolled past.


shanahan96 - Oct 3, 2009 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

post-traverse  Sucess!

hiked up the gentle slopes of old baldy after completing the arapahoe traverse. fine capper to a three summit day!


Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 28, 2009 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

West Ridge  Sucess!

After South and North Arapaho Peaks


MattK - Oct 13, 2008 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Wonderful views  Sucess!

Hiked up after completing the Arapahoe traverse.


SarahThompson - Oct 8, 2008 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Easy hike, great views  Sucess!

9/23/06 - Climbed "Old "Baldy" and unranked Bald Mountain after a heavy, early fall snowstorm. Wasn't able to drive the last couple of miles to the 4th of July TH.

6/24/15 - Slogged over here with Kylie after climbing Skywalker and doing the Arapaho traverse.

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