From the suggested campsite at 11,160 ft., hike back down the trail just a little, then cross the meadow to the creek and head up a fan-shaped talus slope that comes off of Baldy Mountain and holds a small drainage. The fan-shaped talus slope, lower down is covered in tundra and grass, then higher up, willows. Walk up the tundra and then enter some willows heading for a round clearing filled with red talus on the right side of the fan and partway up. Cross the open talus, re-enter the willows and then emerge out of them on the edge of a shallow, talus-filled gully that sweeps down from the mountain on the right side of the fan. From here, walk up the gully, staying right on the edge of the willows where there is some tundra, which is more comfortable to walk on than the talus in the gully itself. Follow the edge of this gully upward for a few hundred vertical feet until you are above and across from some cliff bands topped by a minor, tundra-covered ridge.
Cross the talus-filled gully, clamber out to the right and contour on a scree covered slope until you get to the tundra ridge above the maroon cliffs. From here, hike directly up the ridge that follows a SE bearing for about 600 feet in elevation until it intersects the main, west ridge of Baldy. The lower section of this route is primarily a tundra/grass mix which gives way to more scree than tundra. Another 400 feet of gain will bring you to the foot of Baldy, an unranked 13er summit, with an unusual formation at the end facing you. Around here, we were looking back down toward our campsite and spotted a group of goats, lounging on a promontory several hundred feet down from us. There were at least nine that came out in our photos. They had probably been watching us for some time and keeping their distance. You never know who might be watching you on these wilderness climbs!
As you hike up to the foot of Baldy, begin contouring south and walk across a saddle on kind of loose, scree type terrain with some tundra. UN13,255 will lay along the main ridge to the south about 2/3rd of a mile away. There is nothing to really impede your progress other than one minor, false summit just to the north of UN 13,255. Most of the walking is on the maroon scree with tundra mixed in. The final summit is on the gray, intrusive rock common to the area. Enjoy some impressive views of Pyramid Peak to the east and Snowmass Mountain and Capitol Peak to the west. The upper valley of East Snowmass Creek is a verdant, tundra basin surrounded by the colorful maroon and gray rock so dominant in the Elks. It took us about 2 hours to gain this summit. Descend as you came.
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