North Maroon Peak Route Guide | An Alluring & Deadly 14er

While the Maroon Bells are considered some of the most beautiful mountains in Colorado, they’re also among the most difficult and deadly. The loose mud rock that gives them a vivid color also leads to rockslides and dangerous climbing conditions. North Maroon Peak is the more difficult of the two peaks with class 4 climbing, exposure and serious route-finding involved with reaching the summit. Do not attempt this climb without proper experience and a partner. If you’re ready to start planning, use my North Maroon Peak route guide below.

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North Maroon Peak Route Guide Facts

North Maroon Peak Route Guide - Northeast Ridge

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout and mountaineer living in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. You can subscribe to his Next Summit Newsletter here.

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