Red Baldy

There is no established trail for this peak. The best way is to start at Silver Lake Flat in American Fork Canyon. The first half of the hike to the base of the peak requires minor trailblazing--pants are recommended. Best route is to follow the stream which flows off the mountain. Once you reach the base of the mountain you have to just pick a route up the steep slope and go. There is a lot of talus runoff which makes climbing difficult. For those less experienced who think this is the Himalayas, you can use crampons and an ice axe in the earlier months. The summit consists of minor bouldering--nothing too difficult. Once at the summit you have a decent view of the Salt Lake valley and a wonderful view of the surrounding peaks of the Wasatch Mountain range. The way down is moderately difficult due to the huge boulder fields. In the early months, you can glissade most the way down.

Elevation (feet): 11,171
Elevation (meters): 3,405
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Wasatch Range
State: Utah
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake Intl.
Convenient Center: Alta

Thanks to Dan Allen for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Red Baldy.

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  • Log #18294 - by James Barlow on Sep 02, 2003
    This peak culminated 2 seasons of mountaineering for myself, and my best friend, Keith Stevens. We started out in 1998, trying to climb all 32 10,000 foot peaks in Salt Lake County in 1 year. We...
  • Log #18293 - by Mark Thomas on Sep 01, 2003
    I climbed this peak while hiking the Bullion Divide with the Wasatch Mountain Club. Coming from the east, the peak looks very formidable. The route from this side was a solid class 3. We got lured...
  • Log #18295 - by Mick Wenzbauer on June 20, 2003
    Not as tough as neighboring White Baldy. A fairly easy (class 2) route can be found by ascending towards White Pine Lake. At the east end of the final switchback you can routefind southeast up steep,...
  • Log #18296 - by Jaon Kendall on June 17, 2003
    It was a beautiful day. We started climbing at about 10:00 in the morning. We weren't in a hurry to get to the top so we took it easy and enjoyed the wilderness. The first part of the hike consists...