North Maroon Peak Climber's Log

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altitude14er

altitude14er - Jul 15, 2007 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with my friend Mike B. Due to the routes name, we expected to be on the ridge top proper most of the way; Instead the route ascends two long gullies. Still an incredible scramble!

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Jul 6, 2007 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Bell Cord and the Traverse  Sucess!

Did the "real" traverse, following the ridgeline almost the entire way across. A few class 4 sections, 1 5-easy(as Andy dubs it) section. Rock was pretty good along the ridge, better than the ledges on the sides. Descended the standard route(NE ridge), nice views but loose and crappy. Two in our party roped up for a few spots, I didn't find it necessary if you are comfortable with C4.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 24, 2007 2:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Did the traverse, which is fairly exposed and totally awesome. Route finding is pretty easy and rock is much better than most describe!

Dan

mow10

mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 6:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1999

Peak experience  Sucess!

Last day of non-snowy season. After departing N for S peak blizzard conditions followed me. 9 hours car to car. 18 hours Leadville to Leadville including 6 in South Canyon Hot Springs. I love Colorado.

Greg Iafeliece

Greg Iafeliece - Feb 18, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2004

North to South Traverse  Sucess!

Saw the same dead mountain goat off the summit of North Maroon that others saw. Bandaged up some 'guide' showing off for his client. Loved the downclimb to the traverse and the long hike out. Beautiful weather and a good time..

boisedoc

boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1989

Hard 14er  Sucess!

Climbed this in wet weather. Could get in trouble if you get off route. There were painted bulls eyes at the time I climbed it.Would wear a helmet if I did it again.

lilmantis

lilmantis - Sep 15, 2006 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

The Bells Traverse  Sucess!

About that time where you should have crampons. There was about 3-4" of snow on the North sides of each Bell. Made the traverse slow and the day long. Glad I got to do them though!!

shknbke

shknbke - Sep 15, 2006 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

traverse from South  Sucess!

Did S to N traverse on an awesome day. The weather held the whole day. Stayed on west side of ridge to avoid class 5 stuff and regained the ridge past the difficulties. Followed a couple women down N. Maroon who had done the route. The dihedral was a little tricky downclimbing.

DudeThatMustHurt

DudeThatMustHurt - Sep 13, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

WoW!  Sucess!

WoW!. These mountains without snow are no joke, last time I climbed them there was tons of great snow pack and everything was solid. this time it was a whole different animal. route finding was a bit of a problem, mostly because there was fresh powder and ice on both north facing slopes. 2 people turned around back, Mike and I were the only ones to sunnit this day (I wrote the wrong date on the registers though LOL) The Traverse was not as bad except one route finding problem but still no big deal.

CO PUMA

CO PUMA - Sep 9, 2006 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

14 1/2 hour Traverse  Sucess!

We climbed the Bell Cord Coulior and then went over to South Maroon. The weather was in no way threatening so we headed over to North Maroon which was pretty challenging. There was still quite a bit of snow on the ridge. Those few class 5 pitches were no joke. But we made it successfully with our brains hurting from all the route finding. I know why its considered one of the Great 14er Traverses now.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 4, 2006 2:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

Traverse from South Bell  Sucess!

Great day, awesome traverse, but watch out for the loose stuff! Knee-pulping descent of the NE Ridge, worsened by thunderstorms which started before I got back to timberline.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1994

We pulled the bell cord and it told death, lightning and end redemption...  Sucess!

We climbed the Bells first on August 27 (North Maroon would be my 27th fourteener)

km_donovan

km_donovan - Jul 6, 2006 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Route Climbed: South to North Traverse  Sucess!

Took 2 hours to make the traverse. The climb out was long, a great day, #50

TM

TM - Apr 10, 2006 5:27 am

nice mountain  Sucess!

Nice tour, pretty surprising route works out well with little difficulty and pretty good rock in summer conditions. Of course a beautiful spot too.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 1994

NE Ridge  Sucess!

This was my 5th 14er, and I definitely had no idea what I was doing. I went and scouted out the approach a couple days before, and it seemed straightforward enough, but when I did it, I got off-route a bit toward the top and scared silly. I always thought this is the hardest 14er, but I wasn't sure, so I went back in 2002 to try the route again, and it was just as hard (but not as scary), although we didn't summit because of a hail storm the night before, as the last couple hundred feet were covered in verglas.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2004

Route Climbed: South to North Traverse Date Climbed: August 18, 2004  Sucess!

Saw a dead mountain goat below the summit block, which was kind of ominous. The descent was heinous in the dark and rain, and so was the fact that we missed the last bus and had to walk most of that paved road.

iceisnice

iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:40 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Summer '03  Sucess!

Great climb. Very loose, but a fun route finding problem. Don't descend it though.

brandon

brandon - Oct 1, 2005 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: standard to the traverse Date Climbed: 7/17/05  Sucess!

Fun stuff, simple route up, couple of routes to speed things up on the traverse. 10:00 car to car for the traverse....

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Sep 29, 2005 2:40 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge, Traverse, descend South Maroon Date Climbed: 25 September 2005  Sucess!

Awesome climb. Some fresh snow and perfect weather. The Traverse was fantastic and I highly recommend it.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 26, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge (ascent)/South to North Traverse (descent) Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

Boulder to North Maroon Peak to South Maroon Peak to Dillon Dam Brewery to Boulder: 20.5 hours.

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