North Maroon Peak
Northeast Ridge - Class 4
Partner: Kristi Henes
Our route up North Maroon. Picture taken on a blue bird day... not the day we climbed.
Here is what the Bells looked like at the beginning of the day we climbed... and it only got worse.
Alex crossing the rock glacier
Alex in the first gully
This guy startled me at first. He and his partner ended up following Kristi & I up the first and second gullies... almost to the summit.
Kristi on ledges
Kristi in the first gully
Alex checking directions
the visibility was poor to say the least
Kristi asking... "are these guys going to attack me?"
Kristi asking "where is the tube?"
these guys made sure we stayed on route
it was steep
Alex entering the chimeny
Kristi taking in the view
looking across the valley
Kristi & Alex on the summit... Pyramid Peak in the background
Alex descending on ledges
the clouds began to break
our friend wishes us farewell
still some slick rock to descend
Mamma and baby
Kristi loves stream crossings
Sievers Mountain massif
Back in the parking lot the weather had completely cleared.