"Baldy no es Cinco"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2022-05-29, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer condition. No deadfall of concern on trail up to Snow Mesa. Good car camping spot about 500 yards above pass parking area. 
Route: From Snow Mesa
Posted On: 2022-04-28, By: desertdog
Info: Traversed from Baldy no es Cinco to Baldy Cinco to 13162. Very little snow on these mountains. What is there is in good shape for climbing. After 13162, I back tracked to Baldy Cinco's south slope then dropped down to Snow Mesa from there. Did not need spikes or crampons. I did use snow shoes on the afternoon's hike out across the Snow Mesa. The bottom part of the CO trail is a mix of snow and mud. Get ready to get your feet wet on the walk out. These are pretty easy to knock out with the current conditions. 
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2021-05-28, By: ScottLovesRMNP
Info: Very little snow left in the trees below Snow Mesa. From the mess, snow was solid in the AM for boots only. Went to saddle with Baldy Cinco and headed up from there, just 15 minutes. I looped this with Baldy Cinco, Point 13,162, and Point 13,510. Wanted Point 13,020 too, but a massive cornice persists on that section. Two important notes on this long loop hike I haven't seen mentioned before: (1) All but the first and last hour are exposed above tree line. You will be up there in the wide open for hours, so make sure you have a very good weather outlook. (2) After bagging all peaks and returning via the Colorado Trail, there is a significant amount of cumulative uphill on the return, made worse today by miles of posthole hell. Be sure to conserve some energy for this! 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2021-05-02, By: ReginaThomas
Info: We went up today from Spring Creek pass. In the morning there was a nice frozen snowmobile track to follow. Once we reached Snow Mesa we needed snowshoes til the final summit ridge which we gained from the saddle between Baldy Cinco and No Es Cinco. During the crossing of snow Mesa and the ascent to the saddle we heard nearly consistent whumpfs in the snow, but it was too low angle to slide. By the descent the snowpack was unsupportive and we were postholing in our snowshoes. The lower trail is starting to melt out and had numerous dry sections from the Mesa to the Pass. 
Route: Snow mesa
Posted On: 2020-11-04, By: tdawg012
Info: Ridge is snowfree mostly....snow mesa is "snow" mesa but it was melting fast. Soaked shoes, alas. 
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-27, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Same peak report conditions as for Baldy Cinco. 
Route: Spring Creek Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-27, By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: No snow on the way to summit from Snow Mesa.Mosquitos are starting to come out in full force and followed me to 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. Good sized cornice that needs to be avoided on last part of ridge to No Es Cinco. 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: There's a large gorge/drainage that blocks initial access to "Baldy no es Cinco". It contains a creek crossing that I had to make a running jump over since I couldn't find easy passage. Other than that the route is Class 1 hiking for the majority and Class 2 talus near the top. 
Route: From Spring Creek Pass Trailhead
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. 
Route: Colorado Trail
Posted On: 2018-08-18, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. Totally dry. 

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