Santa Fe Baldy Climber's Log

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Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 1, 2011 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2009

panorama  Sucess!

That view is one of the best in the state.


sevenvii - Oct 4, 2010 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

SF Baldy via the S. Ridge trail  Sucess!

Followed the standard trail to camp at Lake Katherine the night before, then backtracked to the saddle and followed the Class 1+ trail from the saddle to the summit. Only takes about 40 minutes or so from the saddle to summit. Very nice view from the top looking down on Katherine and surrounding peaks.


PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

1st 12k+  Sucess!

Beautiful day and a very pleasant hike. This was really my first encounter with high altitude, so the last 600 or so feet seemed particularly difficult, but well worth it.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 13, 2009 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2009

Lake and Santa Fe  Sucess!

Beautiful day and combined hike with Lake and Pentitents.


Epica - Sep 21, 2009 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Training for Ecuador  Sucess!

I climbed Santa Fe Baldy 2 weekends in a row, getting ready to climb in Ecuador. First weekend was rainy and super windy on top... 2nd was sunny, but still very windy. It was the highest I could get within 4 hours of Carlsbad (where I lived at the time.)


vyzer - Aug 30, 2009 6:18 pm

Best places  Sucess!

I grew up going here on vacation from Dallas and this place made me fall in love with the mountains. The lush greenery and cool summer temps contrast nicely with the brown, arid climate of Santa Fe, man I love this hike!


pyerger - Jul 30, 2009 2:58 pm

santa fe  Sucess!

Nice training climb. Skied it one spring.


asaking11 - Jul 22, 2009 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Winsor trail  Sucess!

I hiked the trail to the intersection of 254 and 251 with a friend, we camped there for the night, and got rained on all night. The next morning we hiked to the top of Santa Fe Baldy, there were tons of clouds so we didn't get any of the views at the top. Then we hiked back down to the ski basin.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 9:01 pm

nice day hike  Sucess!

I do this one at least once a year. Great views from the top.


davebobk47 - May 17, 2009 10:32 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2009

via Windsor

Camped at 11K in the meadows the night before. Forecast was for 37 it was more like 27. After thawing out the next day we hit the summit with the dogs came back down broke camp and hiked what seemed like forever to the car. Overall a great area.


strudolyubov - Jan 24, 2009 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2009

Winter climb via Winsor Trail  Sucess!

Winter climb from Santa Fe Ski Area TH. One of my local favorites: did it dozens of times in all seasons. Nice hike: great weather, great views of Pecos and Jemez Mountains!

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Nov 17, 2008 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2008

Route Climbed: Windsor Trail.  Sucess!

Started at 11:00 am. Back to the car at 3:30 pm. Nice views from the top (3,847 m/12,622 ft). The trail was fully covered by snow up to Santa Fe Baldy foothills. Total Round Trip time 4 hours 30 minutes. I loved being up there!!


goofball - Oct 13, 2008 10:47 pm

Windsor Trail  Sucess!

Winter ascent in 2000 (?). A big storm of the day prior dumped about 2 feet of fresh powder for us to break through. Gorgeous ! No tracks in front of us, just virgin powder. Tiring though.


canichol - Sep 28, 2008 2:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Windsor Trail  Sucess!

Got a late start and had to hustle to the top by 11:30am and off quickly to avoid the thunderstorm. Took our time once back in the forest.


seano - Sep 5, 2008 7:38 pm

Long ago  Sucess!

Many times -- it's a great dayhike, and the view of Lake Catherine is spectacular.


scooter12ga - Jun 2, 2008 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

Always a favorite  Sucess!

The solitude of winter makes this an even more fun climb.


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 11:51 am


My brother and I climbed Baldy from Lake Kathrine the first time some where around 1974. In 1992 I was leading llama packing trips into the Pecos Wilderness and every other wednesday that July and August we ate our lunches on the summit of Santa Fe Baldy. The route was up a ridge to the south of the summit.


MoapaPk - May 12, 2008 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1982

all seasons  Sucess!

Exact date something of a guess. Most memorable was a Feb 1983 climb in a total whiteout, when 18" snow fell as we climbed. Had to dig out the snow caves on return. We had left a shovel pointing out from the top of the caves, anticipating this need; and someone had come by and borrowed the shovel to dig his own caves. He had put the shovel back -- inside one of our caves!


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2005

My 2nd NM peak  Sucess!

7 hours to cover the 14 miles RT.


wbass - Sep 17, 2007 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great hike with perfect weather allowed my wife, little one and I to spend the better part of the sunlit day en route, on the summit and back. Well traveled, but quite a bit of 'trail magic' about.

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