Ascent of Maroon Peak on 2003-08-03
|Date:||Sunday, August 3, 2003|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14156 ft / 4314 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDue to a rare alignment of coincidences, Brian and I were able to join up again for a hard 14er traverse; our last big traverse effort together was the successful Crestone traverse just over 1 year ago done to celebrate my 40th birthday. We both wanted to do the Maroon Bell traverse, but for different reasons. Brian had attempted the Maroon Bells traverse seven years prior (summited on North Maroon Bell, but not on South Maroon Bell) while I climbed South Maroon Bell (SMB) in 2002 but had not attempted North Maroon Bell (NMB) yet; a successful traverse would check-off a peak for both of us. Plus, it is one of Roach’s “Great Traverses.” We had to do it.
Link to 'For Whom The Bells Toll' trip report
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