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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby Neil » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:52 pm

MonGoose wrote:My three favorite peaks to date are Wetterhorn, North Maroon and Capitol. Without a doubt, South Maroon is my least favorite peak. You can have it all to yourself nkan02, because you won't see me back on South Maroon anytime soon.


North Maroon WAS one of my three favorites for ten minutes until you and MountainMedic arrived, killed my hat, and ruined my life. :lol: Anyway, agreed...it's a great peak. I'll let you know after this weekend how I feel about S. Maroon, but I have a feeling we'll be on the same page...
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Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby mtree » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:19 pm

I agree with the 2800ft of SUCK! The worst part was the falling rock from climbers above or just falling rock because it falls. Bad stuff. Unless you're near a cliff band for cover, whoa! Just keep your eyes looking up and pray. Once on the ridge, it wasn't too bad. Route finding was the hardest part. The loose rock and crappy conditions never seemed life threatening. They just sucked. Gotta be real careful. Snow and ice would turn the climb into pure hell. Bring microspikes and an axe just in case.

At the time I thought "I'll NEVER do this peak again!" Thinking back, I would do it again. Even with the dangerous rock. A pretty exhilarating experience once you're up there!
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby awilbur77 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:50 pm

I just completely changed my mind about this climb. I hate crowds and this place is going to be crawling with foliage junkies. I am heading elsewhere this weekend.
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby Crestoner » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:47 pm

weh and Neil:

Best I can do for you is this photo taken Sunday, from North Maroon.
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby MonGoose » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:02 pm

North Maroon WAS one of my three favorites for ten minutes until you and MountainMedic arrived, killed my hat, and ruined my life. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: I seem to have that effect on people.


AWilbur77 - I didn't mean to talk you out of it.

nkan02 - Out of curiosity, what are your top 3?

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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:17 pm

A little more snow on the North Face of South and the Western Gullies as well. Wished we had micro spikes. Snow on North beginning at the upper deck of the second gully (approach to the chimney)

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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby The Legend » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:26 pm

Just did this peak yesterday. It was totally snow free on the trail, just snow on the north side. Everything was great, no ice, just a great long hard hike.

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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby MountainMedic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:46 pm

Neil wrote:
MonGoose wrote:My three favorite peaks to date are Wetterhorn, North Maroon and Capitol. Without a doubt, South Maroon is my least favorite peak. You can have it all to yourself nkan02, because you won't see me back on South Maroon anytime soon.


North Maroon WAS one of my three favorites for ten minutes until you and MountainMedic arrived, killed my hat, and ruined my life. :lol: Anyway, agreed...it's a great peak. I'll let you know after this weekend how I feel about S. Maroon, but I have a feeling we'll be on the same page...


Just be glad you weren't exposed to my pale naked ass on the descent. I've heard it can blind people when viewed at the right angle from the sun.

Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby MonGoose » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:05 am

Yeah MountainMedic, I think you permanently damaged the sensor on my camera.

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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby Neil » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:23 am

MountainMedic wrote:
Neil wrote:
MonGoose wrote:My three favorite peaks to date are Wetterhorn, North Maroon and Capitol. Without a doubt, South Maroon is my least favorite peak. You can have it all to yourself nkan02, because you won't see me back on South Maroon anytime soon.


North Maroon WAS one of my three favorites for ten minutes until you and MountainMedic arrived, killed my hat, and ruined my life. :lol: Anyway, agreed...it's a great peak. I'll let you know after this weekend how I feel about S. Maroon, but I have a feeling we'll be on the same page...


Just be glad you weren't exposed to my pale naked ass on the descent. I've heard it can blind people when viewed at the right angle from the sun.


For this, I am eternally thankful! Must have had good karma after losing my favorite hat ever. However, I am worried about something. MonGoose was taking pictures of it? I'm a liberal guy and all, but keep it at home fellas! :lol:
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Throwing the bone for the dog I see two passing lights
Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
Is there someone, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found"
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby Neil » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:24 am

The Legend wrote:Just did this peak yesterday. It was totally snow free on the trail, just snow on the north side. Everything was great, no ice, just a great long hard hike.


Legend, you lived up to your name providing such timely beta. Thank you!
"On the edge of the porch in the warm evening night
Throwing the bone for the dog I see two passing lights
Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
Is there someone, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found"
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Re: South Maroon Conditions?

Postby semitrueskerm » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am

MountainMedic wrote:
Neil wrote:
MonGoose wrote:My three favorite peaks to date are Wetterhorn, North Maroon and Capitol. Without a doubt, South Maroon is my least favorite peak. You can have it all to yourself nkan02, because you won't see me back on South Maroon anytime soon.


North Maroon WAS one of my three favorites for ten minutes until you and MountainMedic arrived, killed my hat, and ruined my life. :lol: Anyway, agreed...it's a great peak. I'll let you know after this weekend how I feel about S. Maroon, but I have a feeling we'll be on the same page...


Just be glad you weren't exposed to my pale naked ass on the descent. I've heard it can blind people when viewed at the right angle from the sun.



Those aren't pillows... :-s

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