Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  litote312
 Date of Info:  07/18/2020
 Date Posted:  07/18/2020

No snow encountered, there's one field on the wall of suck that can be avoided by going above.

One note (not sure if this is conditions or not but figured I'd share), halfway up ascending the wall I heard something above me that sounded like a stampede. Looked up toward in the direction of the summit and it turned out to be a couple dozen rocks bouncing down the slope heading my way. Was able to duck next to a nearby ledge in time before they hit the area I was just standing. No one above me, might have been a mountain goat. Just wanted to share because even if you and the people on the mountain take precautions to not kick rocks, anything can happen. Grateful to have a helmet (though not sure it would even do anything with rocks tumbling down a slope that steep).

 Comments or Questions
07/18/2020 22:30
Glad you're ok and thanks for the reminder to always be alert.

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