South Baldy Peak Climber's Log

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mstender - Sep 27, 2021 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2021

North Baldy Trail  Sucess!

I camped in a nice meadow about half a mile below the gate and hiked from there. On my ascent I took the North Baldy trail No. 8 which was faint but it's obvious where you need to go. On my descent I took the road to get a better view at the observatory. This made for a nice little loop hike.


ericnoel - Sep 10, 2020 5:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2020

South Baldy  Sucess!

From observatory gate.


technicolorNH - May 28, 2019 8:24 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2019

Road walk  Sucess!

A stab wound to the bottom of my left foot I got on Whitewater Baldy meant a road hike was preferable to a trail hike so up the road I went. Four hours and forty minutes up and three hours down. Sadly, my IBS struck while I was on a stretch of road with no cover so a jogger got to see me with my shorts down but judging from how hard core her pace was, she's seen this sort of thing before. I'm pretty sure she and I were the only ones who actually hiked the entire mountain from base to summit that day.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2016

7 Peaks  Sucess!

With 6290, Mesa Redonda, Mangan Benchmark, 6055, 6050 & 5970.


kcoakley - Jul 22, 2017 11:45 am

South Baldy Peak

Gorgeous views!


JustDSM - May 26, 2014 6:07 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

Into the clouds  Sucess!

Spent the holiday morning with a pretty lady who happened to give me a kiss at the top! :)


joseyinnet - Dec 13, 2011 1:07 am Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

lovely sunset  Sucess!

Had been on nearby slopes underneath Timber Peak earlier in the year for work and decided I really had to go to the top of the range at some point. Stopped off on the way to Albuquerque and got to the top just in time to watch the sunset.


Socorro - Oct 26, 2011 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

I miss blue skies  Sucess!

Would be totally lost for mountainy dates if it weren´t for Baarb. All hikes in the Maggies were a lot of fun. Really liked this one, especially the view!


davebobk47 - Dec 6, 2010 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Nice day  Sucess!

Hiked from N Baldy TH. Clear, warm day with no snow on the ground. Also hiked Timber Peak while I was there.


strudolyubov - Mar 28, 2010 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

South Baldy via Water Canyon Trail #11  Sucess!

Climbed South Baldy via Trail #11 starting from 7,600 ft. 7.6 mi round trip. Deep snow above 8,800 ft all the way to the summit (snowshoes came handy). It was snowing most of the time, but cleared up just to get some views from summit ridge.


wbass - Jan 5, 2010 11:40 pm

Drive/Walk  Sucess!

We drove to a point and walked the rest in the snow, and was fairly deep and extremely windy up top. Dog not happy, but managed to get in some views before a big storm rolled in.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 13, 2009 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2009

90% drive up  Sucess!

Nice day for a drive up. Beautiful road!!!


Baarb - Apr 7, 2008 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Best views!  Sucess!

Climbed up and back via the Copper Canyon trail. Kinda monotonous on the approach but stellar views from the ridge crest and the summit. Plenty of mines and geocaches around to keep things extra interesting!


hans.schenk - Mar 30, 2008 11:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

Via Copper Canyon / FS10  Sucess!

Climbed up to South Baldy via Copper Canyon, and shuttled down the road. The hike seemed long through the canyon, but once on the ridge the hike was extremely pleasant. The views are expansive and spectacular. Admittedly, it did seem a bit of a let down to crest the last ridge and see a road and the observatory. On the bright was nice to take a car back down.


rayray - Mar 2, 2008 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

North Baldy Trail  Sucess!

Took the North Baldy Trail shortly after sunrise, cut the NE ridge to the summit. Nice easy hike, less than a half mile with 470 feet net elevation gain. Nice views, less the industrial clutter on the summit.


weeds19 - Mar 21, 2007 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2003

A late night drive  Sucess!

I was in NM for work and decided to take a late night drive to the top of South Baldy. The stars were spectacular and so was the wind. My visit was short, but enjoyable.


jfrishmanIII - Nov 27, 2006 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2006

Clear and Cold  Sucess!

Spent Thanksgiving with my folks in Magdalena, and drove up the Mags on Sunday (though I had been up several years ago). Beautiful clear day with a very cold wind!


surgent - Oct 11, 2006 2:46 pm

Two visits  Sucess!

Visited in Spet 2000 and Sept 2005 (with my wife). Road was better in 2005 due to observatory construction on the summit area.


markhyams - Apr 27, 2006 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2006

N Ridge  Sucess!

Great views from the summit, as it's NM's 6th most prominent peak. You can see the VLA, which is very cool.


streeyyr - Jan 14, 2005 11:08 am

South Baldy Peak  Sucess!

A large and impressive mountain that dominates the landscape for miles around. (November 1991 & April 2004)

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