Pyramid Peak (Death Valley) Climber's Log
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|Vagabond Manifesto||Funeral Mountains |
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2007
|Great hike up the ridge, with the classic loose rock of Death Valley summits. No one had signed the register in three weeks, with only a few names in the months before that. I see that several fellow Summit Posters left some of those signatures. Ascended a loose, reddish gully to the low saddle of white quartzite, then up the southeast ridge. The descent included a bit of improvisation, particularly on the exposed upper ridge of black basaltic rock. Exciting!|
|Posted Mar 13, 2007 3:30 am|
|MoapaPk||SE Ridge, sort of |
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006
|First to sign register since April 15. I am surprised how few people climb this mountain in the summer. Why is that?|
Snow (dusting) on Telescope; much snow on Charleston > 10800'; much-much on the SierraSSSS to the west.
Saw Wingding's and Dingus Milque Toast sigs on top... plus the Roachs', and Nevada Bob Greer's.
I'm not sure I took the correct route up. Instead of the rightmost saddle, I went directly up to the white-quartzite saddle at 4600'. I don't think this was so great a choice, as the rock was loose and steep.
Left Vegas ~7:30, at trailhead 9:15, at top 11:35.
PS. Didn't see Wingding's hat. My guess: look in Utah!
|Posted Oct 16, 2006 1:04 am|
|BranchWhitney||Route Climbed: SW Ridge |
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2006
|The SW ridge has a much shorter walk across the desert than the SE ridge. Great views from the summit.|
|Posted Feb 18, 2006 7:23 am|
|Matthew Holliman||Route Climbed: Southwest/West Ridge (ascent) / SE Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2005|
|Followed the ridge from Travertine Point along Hwy 190: Along the next ridge to the south of Pt 4420, north to Pt 6050, and then east to Pyramid. The west ridge was a little disappointing, mostly class 2 with only a short section of third class required. But it has excellent views to (somewhat) compensate--I think a good deal better than those seen on the SE Ridge. And if you don't go up there expecting a route that's "not for the squeamish" (as one register entry had curiously proclaimed), it might even be quite enjoyable.|
The cloud layer began at about 6,500ft, so (like the day before on Nopah) I didn't have any summit views. I'll have to see if I can find a more interesting way up to the summit on a clear day to check them out. Seems like the south side might offer a class 3 route up...
|Posted Dec 20, 2005 12:03 pm|
|mdash||Route Climbed: Somewhere near the SE ridge? Date Climbed: November 25, 2005|
|Got up somehow--sure wasn't class 1-2! Spectacular scenery--Death Valley is a constant surprise. So beautiful!|
|Posted Nov 27, 2005 9:40 pm|
|cp0915||Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct05|
|Wanted to get this one for awhile, but that damn road closure kept me away. As soon as the weather cooled, I knocked it off. Death Valley never lets me down - and this experience was no exception.|
|Posted Nov 8, 2005 6:08 pm|