|Peak:||Maroon Peak (14er)|
|Posted By:||Matt Lemke|
|Date of Info:||06/03/2012|
Climbed Maroon Peak on the fabulous June 3rd and the trail from Maroon Lake to the junction with the Maroon Peak boot trail was snow free as was about 99% of the boot path all the way up to the 13,300 foot ridge on that long steep east slope. No traction needed.
The south ridge was about 99% snow free with three small snow patches to cross/go around. Not much snow left on this mountain and a couple met us at the summit after doing the Bell cord and said "it sucked!!!"
All the hype about this peak being a "loose pile of crap" is way overdone. I was surprised at how solid the ridge traverse and the east slope really was. No rock fall problems at all. Day was so nice we lounged at the summit almost 45 minutes. Traverse to N maroon looked mostly snow free...one party did it this day. PM me in you want more info.