Baldy Alto  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Nutras Creek
Posted On: 2020-07-06, By: angry
Info: From Stewart, summer conditions. 
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Route: North face from Stewart
Posted On: 2020-06-25, By: Flyingfish
Info: Dry the whole way from Stewart and down the valley. 
 
Route: from Nutras Creek
Posted On: 2020-06-21, By: mtnkub
Info: Dry from Nutras Creek (and from Stewart Peak; some snow remaining on Stewart Peak east ridge). 
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Route: via Stewart
Posted On: 2020-06-23, By: MC.Ikema
Info: Snow free ascent from Stewart/Nutras Creek. Snow free descent of north slopes to the Stewart Creek/San Luis trail. East ridge also appeared snow free. 
 
Route: from Nutras
Posted On: 2019-10-11, By: WildWanderer
Info: Creek Crossings on the drive in are negligible, the drive in is clear. Creek crossing at 2.2 miles is frozen. I added a few rocks so I could safely make it across. Light dusting of snow from yesterday, both below and above treeline, should be gone by tomorrow. No traction needed. I saw several large hunting camps in the area, so wearing bright colors is probably a good idea. Very windy and very cold on the summit. 
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Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: Excellent, easy Class 1 climbing on broad, grassy slopes to the summit of Baldy Alto. You can see this ridge from the San Luis standard northeast ridge trail. If combining with Organ Mountain's north slopes it's the very obvious ridge directly across from your route. 
 
Route: Stewart creek
Posted On: 2019-06-23, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Both baldy Alto and organ mountain didn't require snowshoes or microspikes from the Stewart creek th 
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Route: via San Luis Peak
Posted On: 2018-07-23, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Clear ridge from San Luis Peak. 
 
Route: From san luis
Posted On: 2017-06-26, By: Trotter
Info: Fairly easy ridge walk from san luis. Two small snowfields along way but can be bypassed. Once summited, went east along ridgeline until we got to the second shoulder of Baldy Alto, decended down it back to stewart creek trail. 
 
Route: Southwest Ridge
Posted On: 2014-10-18, By: TakeMeToYourSummit
Info: (continued from San Luis page) A fairly easy addition from San Luis. Some unavoidable snow patches will be crossed on the San Luis side of the ridge. The low point of the ridge to the Baldy Alto summit was almost entirely snow free. The cliff face near 13,400 can be easily bypassed on its right with a class 2+ gully. Plenty of class 3 & 4 options also existed along the ridge. The rocks on this end of the San Juans almost had a Sangre De Cristo feel to them. From the summit I could see a light use trail along the East Ridge that connected sections of game trails. I chose to stay the entire ridge to well below treeline before I rejoined the standard San Luis trail (roughly 11,000 - near the start of the aspen trees). You will add a couple hundred vertical feet onto your hike if you choose to stay along the ridge proper. The mileage on this loop is very similar to San Luis standard (≈14). Another option I considered was dropping the Southeast Face about a quarter mile past the summit (past all the big cliffs). Other sections farther down the ridge also definitely had some large cliffs & would not be the safest options to descend. 
 
Route: ridge
Posted On: 2014-07-02, By: SnowAlien
Info: Wildflowers in La Garitas are in full bloom. Occasional strip of snow , good for applying to your neck to cool off. 

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