South to North Traverse Climber's Log

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HedUp - Aug 14, 2014 12:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

Tons o' Fun!  Sucess!

Beautiful day. No rope. Had a blast!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Aug 8, 2014 2:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

fun scramble  Sucess!

a long haul up S. Maroon, traverse was fun, rope ? may be a good option for beginners, I felt very comfortable without a rope. Nice views.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 14, 2014 2:00 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.


GrumpyJohn - Jul 27, 2013 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

Mind Your Step  Sucess!

11 hours with lots of stops for goats, drinks, and old man feet. Views as always are priceless.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Aug 12, 2012 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

A mountain made for snow  Sucess!

Second time I summitted these. It's not the exposure, it's the rubble atop and in the cracks of the exposure that make me realize that I am getting spoiled on granite as of late.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Aug 23, 2011 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

A couple scary moves  Sucess!

...but not too difficult. Downclimbing S. Maroon to the saddle took maybe 10 minutes. Most of the difficulties are going up to N. Maroon. Locating the rappel station from below was the trickiest part, although another party on the route ahead of us skipped this section by traversing low on the left side. Having a short rope will prevent you from getting stuck if you get off track.

Up2zmtns - Mar 19, 2011 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010

South to North  Sucess!

fast and light, traversed in 45 mins, 6.5 hours car to car


seth@LOKI - Dec 28, 2010 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1994

bellcord- Soth Peak to North 1994  Sucess!

Big snow year held into August in 94. Static electricity threatened lightning, a helicopter searched for a fallen AK climber named Roger (sad day) and made it an unforgettable outing. Not that I ever forget ay time spent in the mountains.


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Bell Cord Couloir to North Maroon  Sucess!

Stellar climb. Camped at Crater Lake. Can't wait to go back!!!


mirhash - Nov 4, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

CU Hiking club takes the ridge  Sucess!

Led a group of 5 up South Maroon Peak and three of us continued across the ridge to North Maroon. Very exciting and fun traverse with excellent weather and no crowds. Definitely one of my favorites :)


GrumpyJohn - Aug 30, 2010 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Very nice "climb"  Sucess!

Very cool as long as you are careful of what you are grabbing hold of and standing on.


strudolyubov - Jul 20, 2010 1:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2010

South to North Traverse  Sucess!

Solo traverse from South to North Maroon Peak. Enjoyable scrambling/climbing on a relatively solid rock with no route finding issues if you try to stay close to the ridge crest. For the final section, the direct ascent to the summit of North Maroon provides a more solid alternative to the standard way (traverse to northwest and going up water-stained crack and some ledges). Awesome route, incredible views!
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DrewB - Jul 7, 2008 6:31 pm

Not so bad  Sucess!

Not as bad as people say. The rock is good when it needs to be. We climbed the crux without a rope and didn't even realize what all the hype is about. I wouldn't want to be up there in bad weather, though.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 27, 2007 12:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Good time  Sucess!

Didn't take a rope. Climbed all but one of the towers. Took 90 minutes. My first of the 4 classic Colorado 14er traverses!

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 24, 2007 2:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Great route!!  Sucess!

Really fun, but a little route finding is needed. Fun 5th class sections can be soloed. If you feel really comfortable on rock, this is like a candy store, easy rock and fun exposure. Highly recomened this, the rock is not as bad as they say!! Downclimb really blows though...



shanahan96 - Feb 2, 2007 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005

first fourteener traverse  Sucess!

first 14er traverse. it was awesome! the traverse is very varied with alot of scrambling and a 5.3 crux wall. loved it! 1:47 total



SawtoothSean - Sep 25, 2006 12:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003

Dead Goat  Sucess!

A dead Mountain Goat was an ominous sign, just below the north summit. We ended up in the dark, in the fog and on near vertical terrain. LED Headlamps were of little use and we finally made the paved road by about 4am and then had to walk the extra 10 miles down that-ugh!


DudeThatMustHurt - Sep 13, 2006 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

Exposed and Fun  Sucess!

Nice and exposed, one route finding problem but great fun

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 7, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2006

1 hr. 40 min.  Sucess!

Great day, lots of fun!


f360driver - Jul 17, 2006 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

S to N Traverse

Great weather and very easy route finding. I believe the key is to follow the path of least resitence.

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