Peak:  North Maroon Peak (Unranked 14er)
 Route:  Traverse from south
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Wild Bill
 Date of Info:  07/19/2020
 Date Posted:  07/20/2020
 Details

We took the traverse. I wouldn't have had any idea the route had it not been for Andy and Susan. Andy has done this traverse many times and made it fun and safe. The traverse is no joke and demands some physical condition. However Andy knew the route. Once on top of N. Maroon you start for the long ridge pointing towards Crater Lake. Soon the trail will direct you slightly left to a long vertical shelf. We found a set rope and dropped off here. However looking back shows a better way further along the same said ridge. This next shelf takes you a good ways along a lower ridge. I want to press the fact that once in the âœgulley❠you absolutely need to go directly down it. This move looks wrong but it is not. There are cairns marking left and this is a mistake, Andy made this very clear. Once you drop off the gulley until there seems no hope you will notice a large trail breaking left, make your way to this trail. Once on this trail the remainder explains itself.


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