North Maroon Peak Climber's Log

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Andy - Jul 19, 2005 4:14 pm

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

Climbed with 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Aug 3, 2002 8:46 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse S to N Date Climbed: July 29 2002  Sucess!

Climbed with Scott B. The S to N traverse is hard, but this is the direction to do it if you don't use ropes, as you upclimb the hard class 4 sections. The route is well marked with cairns. Descending the N ridge is much easier, all class 2/3 except for one class 4 25 ft. chimney with good steps and holds.

sidhayes - Jul 2, 2002 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 24, 1991  Sucess!

Climbed this peak to summit in 1:43 from Maroon Lake. Also crossed over to South Maroon Peak, then back. Not difficult, but strenuous. Took less than 4.5 hours round trip for both peaks.


coloradoclimber - Jun 28, 2002 9:14 am

Route Climbed: Bell Cord Coulior Date Climbed: 5/25/02  Sucess!

WOW! this is an awesome mountain. the views are spectacular and the Bell Cord is my favorite snow climb to date!

sidhayes - Feb 23, 2002 2:27 pm

Route Climbed: standard route Date Climbed: 8-25-2000  Sucess!

Second ascent of North Maroon and South Maroon and as nice as the first. Ascended the regular route from Maroon Lake, crossed the ridge between peaks in a total time of 2:24 then descended the south ridge of South Maroon to the West Maroon Pass trail, then took that to the standard ascent route to the summit of Pyramid Peak in about 5:00 and descended back to Maroon Lake in a total time of 6:40 . A tiring climb!


miztflip - Aug 16, 2001 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 27, 2001  Sucess!

Fun hike with great views. The summit offered a nice view to some of Colorado's Classic climbs, ie. Capitol, South Maroon and Pyramid.

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