North Maroon Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 126
mtnmike

mtnmike - Sep 2, 2005 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 27 '05  Sucess!

Started from the trailhead about 5am, summited at 9:30. Great climb, fun and relatively stable class 3 with a few class 4 spots from 13,500'. Chased off the summit by an early bout of storms -- lots of electrical activity and graupel for about 20 minutes. Still, what a blast! #47 of the 54 14ers for me!

doumall

doumall - Aug 29, 2005 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Weather came early despite the slight chance forcast. Traverse was not a good idea when I reached the top. oh well. 4 hr 50 min round trip from the trailhead with 45 min summit stay. 53rd 14er!

georgbetsy

georgbetsy - Aug 6, 2005 10:27 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse: S - N Date Climbed: August 6th 2005  Sucess!

I had my first experience with the Maroon Bells today and it turned out to be a perfect day. A friend and I drove to the trailhead last night, slept for a few hours and then started at 3 am. We first climbed South Maroon Peak and reached the summit at 8:30 and then did the traverse to North Maroon and had a wonderful time. Due to some knee problems (my friend always has them and I had a stupid crash on my bike last week and hurt my knee) however, the descent was pretty grueling.

MarieP

MarieP - Aug 3, 2005 1:18 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Started at 4 am from the trailhead, reached summit around 9 am. Fun class 4 scramble, great views of Snowmass and Capitol from the top.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:31 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 3rd 2004  Sucess!

It took some work, but Old Ickabod and I reached the summit. It is steep and exposed at times, but careful routefinding and caution pays off. We planned on doing the traverse, but winds and snow changed our minds. A great peak!

Andy

Andy - Jul 19, 2005 4:14 pm

Route Climbed: S-to-N Traverse Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with summitpost.org members vanny37 and alana. Read my trip report.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Jul 18, 2005 10:06 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

It took some work, but Alpine Master and I reached the summit. It is steep and exposed at times, but careful routefinding and caution pays off. We planned on doing the traverse, but winds and snow changed our minds. A great peak!

mtnsavy - Jun 21, 2005 2:37 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Jul 2000  Sucess!

Did this with my Dad at age 55.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Jun 3, 2005 3:31 pm

Route Climbed: standard w/variations Date Climbed: spring '97?  Sucess!

Fun climb... watch yourself on the traverse between the two peaks, though!

Larry V

Larry V - Jan 8, 2005 12:08 am

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: early July 1997  Sucess!

Lots of snow, treacherous in spots. Aaron and I were among the first to climb the Maroon Bells that summer.

fritzd

fritzd - Oct 23, 2004 5:22 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!

There is a half inch or snow on top and off an on fog. I'ts actually realitively clear as compared to our view of South Maroon. We were going to do the North to South traverse however the clouds and snow are conspiring against us. Inspite of ir all its actually a very beautiful day to climb.

Mish

Mish - Sep 15, 2004 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2004  Sucess!

Snow and ice above 13,000 ft made for a fun and interesting climb. 4th class crux may be hardest move on any 14er standard route.

xskier77

xskier77 - Jun 13, 2004 7:56 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from South Maroon Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

The traverse from south to north was one of the best 14er traverses I've done. Last week we did Little Bear/Blanca and this traverse was so much different. The route finding was pretty easy for the most part although we may have made a few mistakes because we wound up climbing some definate 5th class rock. The traverse took about 2 hours and the summit of North was one of the best summits I've been on.

DaveC

DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:11 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: july 03  Sucess!

oh yeah; this was fun. only 2 others out all day, excellent week of climbing from crater lake, with this one in the 'backyard.' hard but fun.

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 12, 2004 3:16 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

This mountain will require your absolute attention but it's a great one. The first time I laid eyes on it, I didn't see any possible way a human being could get up to the summit. The funny part was, after I climbed it and was looking back at it, I had that same thought running through my head. It's that good!

RyanS

RyanS - Sep 8, 2003 9:32 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: September 6, 2003  Sucess!

Surprisingly nice day out there on Saturday. The Bells were gorgeous deep reds from the recent precipitation. I would imagine they got a dusting of snow on Saturday night & Sunday. A TR is available here.

RyanS

RyanS - Jul 21, 2003 11:34 am

Route Climbed: Bells Traverse from South Maroon Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

The traverse is everything it's cracked up to be. Challenging and rewarding with a fantastic position between two amazing mountains. A TR is available here.

climberkjp

climberkjp - Oct 22, 2002 12:05 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Maroon Peak Date Climbed: July 8, 2000  Sucess!

We were on the summit of North Maroon Peak at 12 - TOO LATE!!!! We learned this lesson the hard way as we were pinned down for a couple of hours waiting for a storm to pass. Ended up bivying on the side of the mountain all night in the rain as a result. Key to the Bells - an EARLY START!!!!! Beautiful, though

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Oct 5, 2002 9:26 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: July 29 1999  Sucess!

Beautiful peak and terrible rock. Considerate party above us made boulder dodging an art for us. Made traverse to South peak.

climbcolorado

climbcolorado - Aug 5, 2002 5:09 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 8/04/02  Sucess!

Not as hard as guide book's descriptions. The best veiws of the Maroon area climbs. Not a mountain for new climbers with allot of route finding, rockfall, exposure, ect.

Viewing: 1-20 of 126
Return to 'North Maroon Peak' main page