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 Peak:  North Maroon Peak (Unranked 14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  SnowAlien
 Date of Information:  09/15/2012
 Date Posted:  09/16/2012
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North Maroon - spotted some black ice on the upper route - approximately at and above the chimney level. Snow (if any) was mostly avoidable. Did not descend the 4 class chimney due to the concerns about black ice (north facing, inset). Chose Class 3 bypass instead (it was dry and passable).
South Maroon standard route is dry. Descent from S. Maroon in the direction of Bell Cord had snow on upper ledges. Traverse route from Bell Cord was dry. Please, be careful.

Image 1 - descent from N. Maroon (lingering black ice in spots)
Image 2 - area around crux (chimney)
Image 3 - snow on north side of S. Maroon (non standard route)
Image 4 - north face of S. Maroon (non standard route)



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Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4



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