South Maroon Peak Climber's Log

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stardrivin - Aug 1, 2007 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Did south to north traverse. Epic day. Took rope but never used it. Sketchiest part was the downclimb into the notch, otherwise not too bad. Could easily be made more dicey by forcing another line.


Kiefer - Jul 26, 2007 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Questionable weather all day. Too much ice/hail build-up on the traverse to make any attempt at the North Peak. Cool mountain though! The downclimb on the east side completely sucked!


thebeave7 - Jul 6, 2007 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Bell Cord and the Traverse  Sucess!

What a way to spend the 4th. 2am start got up the Cord around 7am. The climbing wasn't as rotten as I had expected, and I rather enjoyed it, plus the scenery is awesome.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 24, 2007 2:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

First time seeing the bells...  Sucess!

ever, and did an awesome traverse. We did the Bell Cord Couloir, and I have a feeling this is much quikcer and more fun than the standard route up the South Bell.



mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 6:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1999

Peak experience  Sucess!

N peak first, traversed something besides path of least resistance, solo, no rope, glad to be in one piece after that.

Greg Iafeliece

Greg Iafeliece - Feb 18, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2004

From the North  Sucess!

Traversed from North. Yeah, should have brought rope. Beautiful weather. Thankful to be with someone familiar with the routefinding on these peaks. Hope to come back in the winter someday.

Rick F

Rick F - Oct 24, 2006 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2000

Graand Teton  Sucess!

Climed 4 times once in winter not fun in winter .
Exum ridge route start early very early to avoid traffic.
Greaviews bring marromot pika poof food container or lose all your food like the guys near me did on a nice summer climb

Rick F

Rick F - Oct 24, 2006 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Pramid Peak  Sucess!

Climbed a few times same route frpom Maroon lake with afew small varaitions .


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

After North Maroon...  Sucess!

Did the traverse from North to South. Rapped the crux, negotiated steep, exposed and snow covered climbing. Glad to get them out of the way.


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

South ridge/traverse to North  Sucess!

Dayhiked the Bells, starting around 3am. The grunt to the south ridge is brutal, although there was more of a trail than expected. The routefinding on the backside was a little more challenging, but not bad.


DudeThatMustHurt - Sep 13, 2006 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

WoW! part 2  Sucess!

Mike and I doing the North to South traverse I was scared from the Bel Cord and on, the whole north face of the South Bell was covered with slippery wet snow and ice, I was wearing Trail Runners and my feet were soaked. Route finding here became almost epic and I ended up following goat tracks mostly to the summit. I slipped almost to my fate more than once here. Finally summiting the South Bell and taking photo's I could not catch my breath until about 20 minutes after the summit because I was still nervous of everything we had gone through. The descent was close to Epic as well. I took the wrong gully down and had more than one class 5 move to negotiate to get back to the main trail. i had some bowling ball sized rocks zinging past my head for about 45 minutes, I slipped and busted my ass more than once.. It turned out to be a very long day..
This is what climbing is all about though right?? HELL YA!


sdhager - Aug 5, 2006 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

Route Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!

Left Aspen at 3AM. Great day. Awesome Climb. I loved the scrambling and route choices. Tons of cairns. Made friends with the local mountain goats. Long and tedious descent. I can't wait to get Pyramid and N Maroon.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 4, 2006 1:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

South Ridge / Traverse  Sucess!

Fun STEEP mountain; route finding wasn't hard at all w/ all the cairns. Great view. Traversed on to N. Maroon.


f360driver - Jul 17, 2006 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

S to N Traverse



km_donovan - Jul 6, 2006 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Route Climbed: Bell Cord  Sucess!

Took two ice axes, conditions were very good.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 20, 2006 3:16 am

From North Maroon  Sucess!

I think climbing this summit from North Maroon is probably the most difficult of the popular routes on the 14'ers. Of course, that opinion might be influenced by the storms that kept blowing over us.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1994

S Ridge  Sucess!

Did this after climbing N Maroon and Pyramid (not the same day). Seemed pretty straightforward after those peaks. I met a guy on top who climbed N Maroon and traversed over to Maroon in 4.5 hours. Not that impressive, you say, but he was wearing a full overnight backpacking pack! He was planning on sleeping on the summit. He had a goal of sleeping on all the 14er summits. I don't know if he ever finished.


SawtoothSean - Dec 30, 2005 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2004

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

Did the traverse and didn't start until 11am (logistics). At one point we were full on Easy 5th class, unroped for some reason to get up and over some pinnacles. Saw a dead mountain goat below and misssed the shuttle bus by many hours. Very long walk down that paved road at night after this traverse.


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from North Maroon Date Climbed: Summer '03  Sucess!

Easy 4th class traverse. Would be fun during the winter.


brandon - Oct 1, 2005 2:02 pm

Route Climbed: traverse from the north Date Climbed: 7/17/05  Sucess!

fun, descent long and sucky

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