Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  Bell Cord Couloir
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  funsizetiff
 Date of Info:  06/04/2021
 Date Posted:  06/04/2021
Details

Started at 245 from the overnight parking area.
Sun hit the bell cord at about 545 as we were ascending, snow conditions were good on the way up. No significant runnels yet, minor small rock and snow fall. Reached the top of the cord at 715 and continued to Maroon Pk. Still a lot of snow up there which we tried to stick mainly to, varying in condition from bulletproof to styrofoam to supportive. Did a little crampon walk rocking where unavoidable. Summit at 0800, did not spend long there as the snow was softening quickly. Started back down the col at 0900, snow was mashed potatoes. Would not have wanted to wait another hour or two.



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