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 Peak:  North Maroon Peak (Unranked 14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  kushrocks
 Date of Information:  09/30/2011
 Date Posted:  10/01/2011
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Conditions were dry for the entire route until about 500 feet below the summit. Luckily this was just above the Chimney. I took the Chimney but there is an easy class 3 bypass around the corner to climbers right. Above that the snow started and remained until the summit and was icy in several spots. We had microspikes with us but didnt use them on the way up they sure were helpful on the way down on the snow especially the icy sections. With possible winter weather moving in the next few days these good conditions probably won't last too long.


  • Comments or Questions (2)
Jasonicfederation

N Maron     2011-10-03 21:42:28
How'd the Chimney compare to S. Maroon's chimney?


Kinesiologyman


N. Maroon Chimney     2011-10-05 15:06:26
I don't remember a chimney section on S. Maroon. The N. Maroon chimney has solid holds. It is very short. Hardly any exposure. Dry, I doubt many people would give it a second thought. The snow and ice I encountered on Saturday added a spice factor. However, easily done. Just took my time. I did not go down the chimney, though. That seemed dangerous for my skills. I took the round about way from the summit back to the base of the chimney.



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