Colorado Fourteeners

MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ROCKIES 

Maroon Bells late fall

Climbing the Colorado fourteeners is  an awesome experience, combining walking accross wilderness, scrambling up long rocky slopes to the ridges and finally climbing rock and snow to great peaks. there is 55 fourteeners in colorado, some easy one that can be reach in a long walking day on a well maintain trail some require some route finding but still non-technical and a few are full on mountaineering requiring extended route finding, rock or snow climbing and a very good fitness level.

They are all great peaks, providing all mountain lovers the possibility to reach a wonderful peak

We offer guided ascent of some of the most striking peaks like Maroon Bells north and south peak, Pyramid peak, Capitol peak, snowmass peak,Castle and Conundrum peak.
Maroon Bells traverse: South Maroon 14,156′ /North Maroon 14,014′ :A great traverse with some expose rock climbing. definitely one of my favorite.
Class 5 / Elevation gain 4,850′ / Maroon lake trailhead  9,600′ / lenght 10 miles.

Bell Cord couloir Maroon peak: If the condition are right this is a very worthwhile climb. the snow climb up the couloir is interesting and from the top you can choose the climb either South or North Maroon peak.
Class 4 / elevation gain 4,556′ / Maroon lake trailhead 9,600′ / length 8 miles.

North Maroon peak 14,014′ / North east ridge: This is the standard route, a great steep scramble with few short technical bits.
Class 4 / elevation gain 4,500′ / Maroon lake trailhead 9,600′ / lenght 9.25 miles.

Pyramid peak 14,018′: Fantastic day. very direct with some steep section. possibility to do the traverse require physical ability.
Class 4 / elevation gain 4,500′ / Maroon lake trailhead 9,600′ / length 8 miles.

Capitol peak 14,130′: Capitol has a renown section call the knife edge ridge which is a great short rock climb. overall a superb peak to climb. Better to do it in two days.
Class 4 / elevation gain 5,300′ / trailhead 9,450′ / length  17 miles.

To book you next climb, check avaibility contact me: jean@swissmountainguide.com  
By Phone, please leave a message, i will call you back as soon as i am back from the summit: 1-970-209-3980

Reaching the south ridge during the Maroon Bells traverse. Jean, Sept 2011

14′er Peak Climbs, Pricing.

Peak and route # of People
1 2 3 4
N. Maroon or Pyramid: Standard routes $480 $600 $725 inquire
South Maroon: Snow couloirs $625 $750 $875 inquire
South Maroon: SE ridge $625 $750 $875 inquire
Capitol/Snowmass Mtn: 2 day-1 night $900 $1250 $1600 inquire
South to North Maroon Traverse $700 $900 $1150 inquire
Elbert, Massive, Castle, Conundrum / Mt. Sopris $460 $580 $700 $825

I can offer you this great climbs due to my work with Aspen Alpine guides and Crested Butte mountain guides working under a USFS special use permit.

Short technical pitch on South Maroon