South Maroon Peak Climber's Log

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runbyu1 - Aug 19, 2023 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2023

Dad's b-day climb with a record descent (1:18)  Sucess!

Got sick the night before and hardly slept, but it's my dad's 76th birthday and he has always inspired me to do scary/hard/challenging things so I decided to still go. Went up with Jeremy S and never felt great, but managed. I decided the easiest way to get down this steep, loose, rocky beast was just to send it. I somehow managed to make it back from Summit to Maroon Lake in under and hour and nineteen minutes, which is apparently the fastest known time on record. Gonna be sore ;)


JesseSumrak - Aug 7, 2023 9:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2023

Woof  Sucess!

Got a later start than usual with Ben and Andrea—didn't start until around 5am, but it was a super clear weather day. Nice little hike before the hellish 1-mile climb of 2,800 feet. Going up honestly wasn't too terrible. Just steep and hard on the calves. But going down...worst thing ever. It was a challenge just not to fall over and go spilling down the mountain. Woof. The ridge to the summit was super fun, though, and the route-finding wasn't too difficult. Not my favorite peak...but not the worst.


BKiser90 - Aug 5, 2023 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2023

Awful Slope, Great Scramble  Sucess!

Glad this one is behind me. The 2800 feet of suck on the standard route is no joke, especially after 3 days of climbing in the Bells. However, the routefinding scramble at the top was very fun. Would rank higher if there were some switchbacks built in the slope.


ericd - Aug 11, 2021 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2021

...if good weather then make it a combo!  Sucess!

Standard route past Crater lake, steep climb (~4000'/4mi) to summit in 6hrs from parking lot. Light wind with only a few afternoon clouds was good enough for the combo, traversing solo 2hrs to North Maroon Peak. Class 5 moves were fair & satisfying, while route finding through loose rock was not. Decent (4500'/5mi) over cliff bands & talus fields finished the day at 12hrs. Scenic!


yadahzoemtn - Mar 15, 2020 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2019

Via the Bell Chord  Sucess!

With great mountaineering friends, Michael, Ling, and Larry. This was Ling's finisher!


Moogie737 - Jul 2, 2019 9:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2019

Via the Bell Cord  Sucess!

#1 06-26-19 With Larry K., Ling and Lana. Hard to believe the amount of snow still lingering at this date. The Bell Cord lives up to its reputation: long and steep and steeper. Getting from the top of the Bell Cord to the summit was no cake walk because of the snow, ice, loose rubble gullies and steep snow fields - again!


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2018

Solo ascent of Bell Cord couloir  Sucess!

Wonderful route, good snow climbing; first Elk Range summit


Onager - Jul 14, 2018 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2018

Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed solo via standard route then traverse over to N. Maroon


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 8:18 pm

South Maroon  Sucess!

07/15 w/Cory Martin


Harvest - Aug 15, 2017 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2017

Bell Cord Couloir  Sucess!

Solo ascent of the Bell Cord Couloir. Descent via Bell Ringer Couloir. 2-3-17


climber46 - Jun 20, 2017 9:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Great climb, decent rock  Sucess!

I climbed Maroon Peak with my friends Mark and Don on a great thunderstorm-free day. Started at 3am, summited at 11am, and took another 6 hours to descend. The scree/grass slope descent was the toughest part. I thought the rock was better than it is reputed to be, then again, the scrambling on the Maroon standard route is not very difficult.


cmarks7clouds - May 17, 2016 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1989

Maroon Bells  Sucess!

Left campsite at sunrise and stood atop by 10:00am. From there Ron and I did South Maroon which proved to be a breeze which may have set us up for an awakening. The North Maroon wasn't as easy and proved to be a stretch of potential dangers if not focused.
All in all it was great albeit the lake area and lower parts were crowded. I loved the snow up high!


Kiefer - Mar 6, 2016 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2016

Winter Time (Bell Cord)  Sucess!

Great weather for a winter ascent!!!


boisedoc - Sep 15, 2015 11:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

grind  Sucess!

I did the standard South Ridge. It is quite a grind up to the ridge and then an intricate route to the summit. Never difficult climbing but a lot of loose rock and injury potential. Overall effort makes this one of the more difficult 14ers.


astroclimber - Aug 28, 2015 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2015

By the Bell Cord  Sucess!

So much fun. Came up the Bell Cord with Pete Lardy

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Sep 27, 2014 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

#56 Standard Route  Sucess!

Good weather on way up, snowed and rained on way down. Long day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Sep 21, 2014 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

End of summer  Sucess!

Amazing day in Colorado Rockies, beautiful weather, conditions were perfect. Fun mountain, it wasn't hard as some suggesting, fantastic views from the top.


HedUp - Aug 12, 2014 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Cloudy, but fun!  Sucess!

Intended to do the traverse, but clouds socked in at decision making time. Of course, hallway down it turned into a beautiful blue day. Climbed it again the following day and successfully made the traverse.


JRaphaelson - Aug 6, 2014 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

South-North Traverse  Sucess!

Couldn't have had better weather. Great climbing on the traverse, definitely sketchy at some points, but the views were astounding.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 14, 2014 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Bell Cord Couloir to Traverse  Sucess!

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.

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