Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  Bell Cord Couloir
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Jonathan Deffenbaugh
 Date of Info:  06/21/2020
 Date Posted:  06/23/2020
 Details

Was able to get ~2,600 vertical feet of snow climbing in going up Bell Chord Couloir, starting up above the garbage chute. Before then I had to climbed to the right of the garbage chute and turned left before hitting up the waterfall after ~200 ft of snow climbing, ended up being the best and easiest way of getting access to Bell Chordm Runnels are there including some melted areas halfway up, ended up using two ice axes for stability. Descended via the standard South Ridge route, definitely watch for cairns beneath you, had to double back quite a few times, because I was too high, also a couple of snow crossings you have to manage, ice axe necessary in some spots beneath the genderarms.


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 Comments or Questions
ptylman3
Bell Chord Info?
06/24/2020 11:01
Thanks for the report! I was wondering if you knew the approx. angle of the couloir? Necessary to bring crampons or would spikes do with a bootpack that may already be in?



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