After climbing Bell Cord and South Maroon, did the exciting and snowy Bells Traverse solo; descended northeast ridge to Gunsight couloir
Climbed via traverse from S. Maroon
Great way to start July! Standard route is steep and appropriately challenging, as advertised. Goats on N Maroon are friendlier than on Maroon or Pyramid, though still pretty bold. Hot day.
With CMC group led my Mark SIlas. Blue skies, light breeze, fun route. It is steeper and more consistently unforgiving (if you stumble) than folks' photos make it look. If you hunt around, solid rock is fairly easy to find. The crux is straightforward.
When it's in, this is a really fun, steep snow climb, which gets a bit more shade than the Bell Cord or standard north face. Trip report.
This was a guided tour with 5 folk, including one solid climber. We day hiked in, after driving over Independence Pass. Probably the prettiest country I'd ever seen, and ever may. Bluebird day. Everyone made it to the top.
Did the Bell Cord, Maroon Peak then the traverse to North Maroon. Awesome Day with Pete Lardy
Very interesting and exciting climb, loose rocks everywhere, but some pretty amazing views from the top. Great day!
Did the famed South to North Traverse.
Awesome climb! Suck it, dude at the ute mountaineer in Aspen!
the traverse was nice, the descent from N. Maroon was long..
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.
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!!
Maroon Bells traverse (unofficial 14er finishers--all but Culebra)
Traverse from South to North Maroon Bell free solo. Very fun climbing!!! Monstrous peaks with the elevation rise. Amazing views of them from the lake, too.
Meet running Jesus as he descended the standard route.
and exposed my favorite
ran up this afterwards...
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.