NileGuide Expert Says:
A challenging peak that is only for experienced climbers or those hiring a local guide to lead them to the top; one of the most difficult 14ers to ascend!
North Maroon Peak, Colorado 81611, USA
One of the true jewels of Rocky Mountains, 14,014 ft. North Maroon Peak is a coveted summit for those bagging 14ers or simply climbers looking for an adventure. North Maroon is a difficult, semi-technical climb that is not for inexperienced climbers; those lacking mountain experience can hire a guide in town. The round trip adventure ascends over 3,000 ft. and is a 16 mile round trip. For this reason, many chose to camp out and do the peak in two days instead of in an epic 1-day push. Even the easiest route up North Maroon is a technical climb on steep snow and rotten rock, so be ready for tough terrain and class 4 moves if you want to top out!