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Maroon Bells Upclose

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Poster: subgenius  (see this users gallery)
Views: 774
Date: May 4, 2014
Description: The Deadly Bells
The beautiful Maroon Bells, and their neighbor Pyramid Peak, have claimed many lives in the last few years. They are not extreme technical climbs, but they are unbelievably deceptive. The rock is down sloping, rotten, loose and unstable. It kills quickly and without warning. The snowfields are treacherous , poorly consolidated and no place for a novice climber. The gullies are death traps. Expert climbers who did not know the proper routes have died on these peaks. Don't repeat their mistakes, for only rarely have these mountains given a second chance.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLIMB IF NOT QUALIFIED
(Information posted by US Forest Service)