Peak:  Baldy Mountain A (13er)
 Route:  From Aspen-Snowmass Resort
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  01/10/2021
 Date Posted:  01/11/2021
 Details

We skinned/snowshoed up the uphill route at Aspen-Snowmass, which begins at the main village's central lift, the Village Express, and follows orange "Uphill Route" discs to the top of the Big Burn lift. To this point it was all groomed. From there we left the ski area proper and followed old tracks up to another groomed section, then up to a small radio/weather tower. We left our flotation here. There's a short, exposed Class 2+ scramble at this point, then a Rocky catwalk ridge, and finally easy slopes up Baldy. We continued to Point 13,244. To descend follow your ascent route (or if you're on skis ski down any route). Flotation useful, traction not needed, ice axe not needed (though a pole or axe is useful for the exposed snow down climb, but not strictly necessary).



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