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Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 29 2002  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Traversed south to north with Scott B. Sunny and hot all day. The approach on the ridge seems to go on forever, but it is very well marked with cairns and never harder than class 3. 10 hours car to car.
Posted Aug 3, 2002 8:38 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 6/8/02  Sucess!


Everything the guide books say about this peak is true. You need good route finding skills, it is dangerous and the rock is loose! I did enjoy the climb even with all it's downfalls!
Posted Jun 8, 2002 8:15 pm

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: Bell Cord Coulior, North to South Traverse Date Climbed: May 26, 2002  Sucess!


Awesome climb, snow conditions were good, not another soul on the route! The traverse was easier than I was expecting after all the "horror stories". I would definately reccomend it. Pics coming soon!
Posted May 27, 2002 10:59 am

sidhayesRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: 9-17-2001  Sucess!
I have climbed the peak several times before but not on this route. At a cairn, on the west Maroon Pass trail, just before a creek crossing, the trail, yes, there is a trail, climbs steeply up to the ridge and then to the summit. Not nearly as difficult as the books say. It took me about 2 hours round trip from the west Maroon trail.
Posted Sep 30, 2001 12:01 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: South Ridge from Maroon Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: 7/8/94  Sucess!


This was a hard climb for me. I sure hated it compared to North Maroon...very steep and loose rock. I mainly remember getting back to the car totally exhausted, too tired to even think of eating.
Posted Aug 29, 2001 9:42 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Standard West Maroon Route Date Climbed: 8/18/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Great climb...but a brutal descent. I loved the last few hours of the technical climb...but coming down is horrible on your knees, feet.
Posted Aug 23, 2001 8:13 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Bell Cord Couloir Date Climbed: May 5, 2001  Sucess!


What a cool climb. Not another person on the mountain.
Posted Aug 9, 2001 2:13 pm

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