|Peak:||North Maroon Peak (Unranked 14er)|
|Date of Info:||05/27/2012|
Started at 0330, summitted at 0930. Snowshoes not required, as snow had a pretty good crust. Ice ax absolutely necessary, and crampons highly recommended as well.
Approach is free of snow up to the creek, then still some snow up to the far side of the rock glacier. Route up the gullys is free of snow or the snow is easily avoidable. Some ice on the rocks in the gullys, and once the sun starts melting the ice/snow, there are some scattered patches of mud on the trail up the gullys.
There are several cornices above the class 4 part, so be careful up there. Definitely early in the season, but it was an awesome climb. PM for more specifics and/or photos.
Some photos here. (https://picasaweb.google.com/116018208876794915982/NMaroonPeak)
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