Ascent of Mount Baldy on 2014-08-29

Climber: Martin Ralya

Others in Party:Cheryl Ralya
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Baldy
    Elevation:11068 ft / 3373 m

Ascent Trip Report

We went up Baldy after Sugarloaf, approaching it from the saddle between them. All the trickier bits -- the scree and so forth -- are right up front; the rest is a light walk. The view from up there is one of my favorites to date: Pfeifferhorn, Timp, and Twin Peaks are all showcased beautifully (as are others I can't yet name).

I think approaching from Hidden Peak, after riding the Snowbird tram, involves a very short hike over easy terrain; I want to try that later on with my kiddo.

With construction on hidden peak, maintenance golf carts, and ski lift machinery all around there's a bit less solitude than I usually like on my hikes, but that was interesting in its own way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:568 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1658 ft / 505 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
60s-70s, gorgeous
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:568 ft / 173 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Saddle  10500 ft / 3200 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1658 ft / 505 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    End Trailhead:Cecret Lake trailhead  9410 ft / 2868 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Two Eleveners

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2014-08-291641 ft / 500 m
2Mount Baldy2014-08-29568 ft / 173 m
Total Trip Gain: 2209 ft / 673 m    Total Trip Loss: 2209 ft / 673 m

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