Ascent of North Baldy Mountain on 2020-06-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, June 28, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||North Baldy Mountain|
| Elevation:||6173 ft / 1881 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAccess: Google Maps got me to Pyramid Pass without issue. To this point the roads were in generally great condition and I think you could get a sedan up there if driven carefully. From Pyramid Pass I followed George Burgess's GPS track to the summit along NF-306. The first 4 miles of this road require high clearance but are still in decent shape. As others have noted, I recommend parking at the final left turn at about 5800 ft, since beyond this point the road becomes very rough and rocky. I drove my 4Runner to the top, but it was very slow and unpleasant and probably didn't save much time compared to just walking that stretch.
The Climb: From the parking area at the top, the highest point is a few boulders 100 ft to the North. There was no bechmark at the highest point, but I did find one closer to the parking area. Good views of the Idaho Selkirks from the summit.
My Thoughts: A pretty standard drive-up peak. Other than the final stretch of (optional) driving, this one was pretty simple.
I am always looking for climbing partners, so feel free to contact me if you want to team up.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||8 ft / 2 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.3 km|
| Trailhead:||6165 ft / 1879 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Overcast|
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