I just scanned across this post and figured I would chip in...crowdsurf wrote: ↑Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:19 am I am definitely interested in North Maroon. I was trying to plan around the first two weeks of September, that way the flurry of reservations seekers might die down a bit. A few other reasons for September too. I would like to climb on a weekday, like a Monday. I vowed never to climb an Elk Range 14er on a weekend again after last year.
This guy is mentally weak and not prepared to summit North Maroon Peak. He is in good cardiovascular shape and will act really awesome...up until it really matters!
I'll use a quote from the old "Rocky II" movie -- "You have the heart kid, but you don't have the tools."
...and the "tools" that Crowdsurf is missing include "common sense," "toughness," and "courage."
Todd is a liability when things get tough on the mountain. If I were considering an experienced and even-headed partner with which I would climb North Maroon Peak (one of the more dangerous/consequential14ers in this state), I would absolutely NOT consider Todd Shollenberger (AKA "Crowdsurf") as my partner.
Out of an "Unwritten Climbers' Code," I won't go into a lot of details here...but I will say, out of safety for my fellow climbers, you should climb with Todd on a very dangerous mountain at your own peril.
Be prepared to emotionally "carry" him when the climbing gets difficult. Be ready to have to talk him into making an attempt at the summit days in advance. Be prepared to let him turn around and you want to attempt a summit bid on your own...
Todd will out-enthusiastic hike you all day...but just be ready to summit by yourself.