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.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PEAK WITHOUT SERIOUS EXPERIENCE & PLANNING.
North Maroon Peak Route Guide Facts
CAUTION: This Route is Hazardous!
You are responsible for your personal safety in the backcountry.
These peaks can be unpredictable and dangerous. Help is often hours or days away: your safety is primarily your responsibility. Prepare for your trek, understand your limits, be aware of the risks, and equip yourself with the necessary skills and gear.
North Maroon Peak Route Guide - Northeast Ridge
Getting to this fourteener can be a logistical challenge, as you will need a reservation to shuttle in. Click here for more info on reaching the Maroon Leak trailhead using the shuttle system, which drops you off at the trailhead.
For the best experience, I recommend checking out the route description at 14ers.com. They have a very in-depth route description for climbing North Maroon Peak that should meet your needs.