Baldy Cinco  
Condition Updates  
Route: Via Baldy no es Cinco
Posted On: 2022-05-29, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer condition. 
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Route: Spring Ck Pass
Posted On: 2022-01-09, By: Reg0928
Info: Re-stamped Ikk & Osprey's trench this morning, then a few skiers skinned up after me. It's bomber solid now! Go get it! 
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Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2022-01-07, By: osprey
Info: The parking area at Spring Creek Pass is paved and plowed with room for several vehicles. The trailhead is on the east side of the highway and is marked with a sign. Happily, the remnants of IKk's trench from January 1&2 were still faintly visible which saved a lot of time trail finding. The trench disappeared in the meadow with the large cairn. From the cairn I put in a trench going east until breaking out of timberline. Then I traversed south on a hillside until reaching the gully that leads to Snow Mesa. There is a Continental Divide trail marker where you leave the gully and pop out onto Snow Mesa. You can see Baldy Cinco and no es Cinco from there. It looks like a short distance but the view is fore- shortened and there is still a lot of work to be done. I went to the saddle between the two peaks. The ridge up to Cinco was wind scoured and so I left my snowshoes and pack at the saddle and went to the Cinco summit. It took only 35 minutes RT from the saddle to summit to saddle. No es Baldy is very close and I wanted to climb it also but its ridge was snow covered and would have required snowshoes to ascend. I was running short on daylight and energy so I followed my trench back. It took 6hrs 25 minutes to the Cinco summit and 3 hours 15 minutes to return to the TH. The trench is in and should be available for several days. It should now be a cruise for anyone wanting to get both peaks. Take to heart the warning in IKK's CR from January 2: Snow Basin is a large area with few if any landmarks. It would be easy to become disoriented in a snow storm when the sky melds with the Mesa in one vast whitness. 
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Route: Spring creek pass
Posted On: 2022-01-03, By: lkk8815
Info: Took two tries for these two - Baldy Cinco and Baldy no es Cinco. Slow going and arduous trail breaking from the parking lot up to Snow Mesa on Saturday 1/1. Made it halfway across the Mesa before deciding that worsening whiteout and bitter windchill temps exceeded my risk tolerance for what I was comfortable doing alone and turned around. Came back on a bluebird Sunday 1/2. Cruised up my awesome trench in less than half the time it had taken the day before. The peaks are pretty easy when you can see where you are going. Nice low angle outing, six hours RT. Kept snowshoes on all day. 
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Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2021-05-28, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Dry, easy traverse over from Baldy no es Cinco. See notes from that report.... 
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2021-04-24, By: Sbenfield
Info: Hiked along with Baldy no es Cinco, UN 13162A & UN 13510A. Baldy Cinco, Baldy no es Cinco & 13162 are straightforward, we used snowshoes. Getting UN 13510A was a little more complicated with some steeper snow. I'd be careful & and be aware of wet slides if you head on over to UN13510A from UN13162A. We also attempted to hike 13020C but were turned around by a cornice. 
Route: From spring creek pass
Posted On: 2021-04-02, By: bmcqueen
Info: I was worried this morning when I started post-holing with my snowshoes on immediately at 5:45 am. I tiptoed in the faint old trench for the first hour, wondering if I would be cutting a short day even shorter. Then the snowmobile track appeared and saved the day. I went up to the Baldy no es Cinco/Baldy Cinco saddle, then headed left to no es Cinco. After Baldy Cinco, I descended its gentle ridge back to the snowmobile tracks. This time I followed the tracks all the way down to the road with only a couple unpleasant post-holing instances. 
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Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Summer conditions.No snow in Snow Mesa to the summit.Same conditions for Baldy no es Cinco.Mosquitoes will be your best friend all the way to the summit. 
Route: From Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2019-12-23, By: Tornadoman
Info: Ascended Baldy No Es Cinco and Baldy Cinco Via Spring Creek Pass. Good snowmobile track is in to Snow Mesa, from there blowing snow has basically eliminated it. We wore snowshoes to summit of No Es Cinco, and only took them off for the last pitch on Baldy Cinco where it was basically bare. Good day, very remote feeling out on that big Mesa in winter! 
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Route: Via \"Baldy no es Cinco\"
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: Entirely dry between summits. Class 2 near the tops of each peak with Class 1 off-trail grass between. 
Route: From Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2019-05-25, By: WildWanderer
Info: Consistent snow from trailhead to summit. Trenched a trail to the mesa. On my way out a snowmobiler followed my tracks and made a groomed trail. Lots of cornices in the area. Wind blew away tracks above treeline. Perfect conditions! Tons of snow, only needed snowshoes. 
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Route: Colorado Trail
Posted On: 2018-08-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Totally dry. 

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