Ascent of North Baldy Mountain on 2020-06-28

Climber: Daniel Coulter

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 Report

Access: 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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