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 Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  vorticity
 Date of Information:  07/04/2013
 Date Posted:  07/07/2013
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Climb to the ridge is brutal ... crisscrossing steep trails. Do it early when the ground is moist. On the down-climb expect small rocks in baby powder. Ugh. Hardly any snow along the route, except for one fairly large snow field about 300 feet from the summit just beyond the LARGE GULLY. This appears to be dead center in the middle of the trail, but one Class 4 move to climbers right of the snow field gets you over the snow, then there is a clear route across the top of the snow field, no sweat. Vort.


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