Had wanted to give this peak a try for several years. This year it finally worked out. We had great weather, and only two other people on the mountain.
Great trip, it was fun all the way up and the chimney was great.
I climbed the traverse North Maroon to South Maroon with my 10 year old son.
A full trip report is below:
Climbed the traverse between North Maroon and South Maroon with my dad.
With Josh...Fun scramble with great views.
A decent scramble. Sleeping Sexton later that day made the trip a lot more of a challenge.
Started out from the TH @ 5.16 with Faith & Rich. The closer one gets the more reasonable the route (SE ridge; standard) looks. Summited 11.31; :58 from the traverse/bottom of the 2nd gully to the summit. Summited @ 11.31. Clouds all over but none too threatening. Left summit @ 12.33. Down by 17.31. Tremendous views, esp. of Maroon (duh), & Capitol & Snowmass. Loved the way the route went from hiking to steep hiking to scrambling to the steepest climbing on the ridge crest to the summit- classic! Wonderful day on an extremely enjoyable route on a classic peak. Missed you at the summit, bro- there will be others!
Wow, that was as exposed as they say!
5/31/12 via Bells Cord with the Traverse to and from Maroon Peak
A great day with goat escort from base to summit. Good to return after getting snowed off in late September.
A long and very difficult climb! Ranked or not, this is a challenging climb worthy of any serious mountaineer. We waited out a passing storm, making a 14-hour day. No route description can do justice to the complexity of this mountain.
Another traverse with Goldielocks.
beautiful day in the elks.. climbed with pete.. surprising escaped weather most of day but moved quickly nonetheless..
I think n maroon has the hardest standard route of any CO 14er. little bear capitol blah blah, n maroon has many more class 4 sections. did the traverse unroped but every other party climbing only the N peak brought a rope. the traverse is definitely classic, with a lot of options...(a far) second only to blanca traverse in quality
fun and fast. almost got bombed by some goats kicking microwave size blocks off while descending the first gulley of N. Maroon
a beautiful and interesting scramble. Not too bad, as long as you are up for it and climb with caution. One of the most beautiful place in Colorado
Left the TH very early and did this one solo. Climbed the Bell Chord and was nearly killed by rockfall triggered by frightened mountain goats while in the couloir. Went up South Maroon first and then traversed over to North Maroon. The whole experience was both physically and mentally challenging, but also very rewarding. The cruxes, while super exposed, were quite solid and fun to climb. The views from the top were/are astounding!
Great climb. Interesting descent via standard route of North Maroon. Follow the cairns!
Horrible migraine so all I remember is that I made it!