From Martin le Roux
: from Maroon Lake, follow the Crater Lake Trail and then the Buckskin Pass trail. The North Maroon approach trail leaves the Buckskin Pass trail at 10,800', about a mile after the junction with the Crater Lake Trail. Cross a creek (Minnehaha Gulch), and zigzag up scree slopes for 1/4 mile. At 11,200', swing left and contour for about a mile across scree slopes below the North face of North Maroon. The trail then climbs up, and at 12,000' it crosses the NE ridge into a broad, East-facing gully. Zig-zag up the gully, and at 12,600' cross over to the left into another East-facing gully. Head up the 2nd gully to gain the crest of the NE ridge at 13,200' (some 3rd-class rock steps). Stay on the North side of the ridge, and follow it to the summit, climbing a short 4th-class chimney through a rock band at 13,600'. The top part of the route above 13,200' holds snow until early summer.