Maroon Peak: Bell Cord Couloir
Pitkin County, Colorado
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06 :29 hrs
3.8 mi
4483 ft

Maroon Peak is a rugged and challenging fourteener to summit. The Bell Cord Couloir route is the prominent couloir between Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. You have an excellent view of it from Maroon Lake. It is best done in winter or early spring-June. By July it is more like a rubble/ice mixture. Begin at the summer trailhead at Maroon Lake and make your way to the couloir and up to the saddle between the two peaks. The couloir is 1,800 with the steepest areas exceeding 45 degrees. An ice Axe and crampons are a must. From the saddle turn left or south and scramble up the technical and exposed ledges to the summit.

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