Ascent of South Baldy on 2011-11-22

Climber: Josey Coleman

Date:Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Baldy
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10783 ft / 3286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up to the top while on the way to Albuquerque by driving up the road to the Langmuir Observatory. Just after the road turns to dirt, there is a sign saying that only 4wd vehicles can go the rest of the way, but I was driving a little subcompact and had no problems at all, even with a bit of snow from ~9000' on up. Didn't even scrape the undercarriage on anything. Stopped at the gate and scrambled up the ridge to the top just in time to watch the sunset
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:10433 ft / 3179 m

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