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boisedocgrind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013


I did the standard South Ridge. It is quite a grind up to the ridge and then an intricate route to the summit. Never difficult climbing but a lot of loose rock and injury potential. Overall effort makes this one of the more difficult 14ers.
Posted Sep 15, 2015 11:45 am

astroclimberBy the Bell Cord  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015


So much fun. Came up the Bell Cord with Pete Lardy
Posted Aug 28, 2015 6:30 pm

Ken Dammen#56 Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

Ken Dammen

Good weather on way up, snowed and rained on way down. Long day.
Posted Sep 27, 2014 3:34 pm

SenadREnd of summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014


Amazing day in Colorado Rockies, beautiful weather, conditions were perfect. Fun mountain, it wasn't hard as some suggesting, fantastic views from the top.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 9:19 pm

HedUpCloudy, but fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014


Intended to do the traverse, but clouds socked in at decision making time. Of course, hallway down it turned into a beautiful blue day. Climbed it again the following day and successfully made the traverse.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 6:36 pm

JRaphaelsonSouth-North Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014


Couldn't have had better weather. Great climbing on the traverse, definitely sketchy at some points, but the views were astounding.
Posted Aug 6, 2014 12:01 pm

Alex WoodBell Cord Couloir to Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Alex Wood

Camped at Crater Lake the night before, left at 5:30am and got to the top of the Bell Cord Couloir by 9am (its a long climb, especially with no warm up). We did South Maroon Peak first (very easy from the saddle) and then did North Maroon (not as easy). Most of it seemed class 3+ with a few in your face class 5 moves. Awesome traverse though! Going down North Maroon was interesting. That was probably the hardest part of the day and the most worrisome part as well. There was a bunch of snow on the standard route so finding our way down was a little interesting at times.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 2:01 pm

KieferCord to Bells Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014


Climbed the Bell Cord to S. Maroon. Retrieved gear from the col and continued onto the traverse to N. Maroon. Descent off N. Maroon was precarious. Snow was REALLY BAD.
Traverse was exciting. One of the best ridge climbs I've done to date!!
Posted Jul 4, 2014 9:17 am

MadGrad96Bells traverse


Maroon Bells traverse (unofficial 14er finishers--all but Culebra)
Posted Nov 1, 2013 8:14 am

alpineairSuper!  Sucess!


Via Bell Cord couloir.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 1:47 pm

Sarah SimonSouth Ridge Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

Sarah Simon

Enjoyed this route solo from the high/white rock saddle (climbing partner not feeling well). This peak wasn't as exciting as widely advertised, but nonetheless is a burly, physical mountain. Classic Elk Mtn terrain: Steep and loose with some complexity to the route-finding. Had the summit to myself. Ran into one solo hiker on my way down, then four guys. Had to stop for 10+ minutes to sooth an angered nanny goat with three kids. She wouldn't let me pass, gave me stink eye, came toward me...I seized the high ground and finally got past her, but she followed me for quite a while to make damn sure I was gone and off her mountain! BBQ at Hickory House afterward. Yeah!
Posted Aug 19, 2013 10:31 am

FletchNice Day Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


Longer than expected descent... 2,800 feet of suck.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 1:43 pm

DariaMaroon Bells traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013


South to north bell traverse....very fun climbing. These peaks are monstrous with their elevation rise.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 3:20 pm

rockymountaindivaS Maroon crowds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012


Dangerous ascent to first saddle as there was a LARGE group below us. Once we passed that point we all breathed a sigh of relief. Started with 6, picked up another who wanted someone to hike with, all made it to the summit.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:39 pm

HyadventureSecond Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


One of the rap stations was well hidden at the bottom of a thin gap. We got lucky finding it. If we would have had to downclimb it would have puckered my cheeks, but with two short raps it was not that bad.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 4:51 pm

milanSummer continues  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012
After North Maroon and Pyramid, this mountain seemed to be easy. Beautiful.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:45 pm

ScottSouth Maroon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


I climbed the traverse North Maroon to South Maroon with my 10 year old son.

A full trip report is below:

Trip Report
Posted Aug 19, 2012 10:48 pm

KesslerSouth Maroon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Climbed the traverse between North Maroon and South Maroon with my dad.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Matt LemkeSouth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

Matt Lemke

Great but tiring climb! Perfect day
Posted Jun 6, 2012 1:09 pm

xpdaMaroon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1993


with Mike
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:52 pm

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