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xpdaPyramid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1999


Posted Oct 29, 2011 1:10 pm

Ted EliasonIndimidatingly easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Ted Eliason

No other 14er in Colorado so far to me looks as scary from a distance but is so short, and suprisingly accessible close up. Will need to do in snow to see how that goes.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 5:29 pm

sevenviiStd Route fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011


Nice scramble from the Maroon Lake trailhead. We joked that some people miss the giant, easy to find cairn that marks the turn off for the Pyramid trail, but we somehow missed it ourselves. Only lost 10 minutes or so, but no biggy. Overall the route is very enjoyable and I really enjoyed the scramble.
Posted Aug 28, 2011 3:28 pm

zoomlocogoats!  Sucess!


definitely a little chossy but not difficult. just dont drop rockfall on yr partner. the class 4 crux is solid though. the goat family was fun to hang with. aug 2010
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:01 pm

StegosaurusChoss pile  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Climbed NE ridge variation with Captain McIntosh. Got off route sometime after the saddle and ended up climbing the NE ridge proper and making plenty of moves we did not want to reverse on the way down. Followed the route on decent. Great day on the chossiest pile of a mountain I've yet visited. Million-dollar views of the Maroon Bells, Capitol and Snowmass.

Got shut down the previous day at the 13600' saddle by a pissed off hail-and-lightning-spitting mountain and later heard stories (from guys who continued to the summit) of getting ravaged by hail and lightning and crying in the fetal position during their decent through the amphitheater. When the mountain says no, it means NO.

Did I mention choss?
Posted May 1, 2011 5:15 pm

Jeremy HakesFANTASTIC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2001

Jeremy Hakes

One of the best.
Posted Apr 23, 2011 4:37 pm

climbingfurryPyramid!  Sucess!


The Elks are my backyard range and one of my favorites.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 10:19 am

centrifugei would climb this  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


over and over and over again
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:25 am

thatnissanguysteep snow on NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010


Pristine snow climb from the amphitheater to the NE Ridge and glacial conditions in the amphitheater. Great couloirs this time of year. What a magnificent summit!
Posted Dec 18, 2010 8:12 pm

rockymountaindivaFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010


Fun climbing up on the class 4 below the summit ridge! Took the trail back down.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:15 pm

Sarah SimonNortheast Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Sarah Simon

Loved the scenery, loved the "leap of faith," loved the ledges. Not too fond of the green strip of death or the kitty-litter covered ledge system higher on the mountain. Also, had a bit of a spooky experience with a mother mountain goat and her kid. She was coming at us with a slightly curious, slightly annoyed expression and an aggressive stance. Not fun on loose Class 3/4 terrain.
Posted Sep 8, 2010 10:28 am

GrumpyJohnFantastic Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010


Great climb with the Goats. Loved every minute of it.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:03 pm

StephanieLynnSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010


Second time summtting, this time from the south. Long day starting at UN 13,631 making for a long traverse. Last 4th class chimney topped off a great day. Still one of my favorite 14ers. With Kiefer.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 11:41 pm

strudolyubovNW and NE Ridge Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010


July-2000: Climbed Pyramid via NW Ridge. First CO 14er summit.

Aug 26, 2010: Standard NE Ridge route. Nice scramble, beautiful scenery.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 11:39 am

GrumpyJohnRe: NW and NE Ridge Routes


Hello! I was coming up the talus field as you were heading down. Nice to have met you.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 10:05 pm

KieferSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010


Finished on Pyramid Peak after an impossibly long and mentally taxing ridge climbing from 13,631...2.15 miles south.
South Ridge is complicated, loose as all shit and in my opinion, not recommended.
Thank God we had great weather!!
Posted Aug 14, 2010 8:31 pm

Up2zmtnsNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010
great mountain, made it down before the storm.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 10:05 pm

habaceebaStandard Route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010


It first seems that this is a formidable mountain, but the standard route is well cairned and the majority of the route to the summit is easy to follow. Incredible summit view.
Posted Jul 16, 2010 1:08 am

Eric HolleWhew  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Eric Holle

After being shut down on Pyramid a bout 3 weeks before, Tim and I decided to give it another shot. And this time (with no snow) we found success. What a peak! Very challenging!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 1:41 pm

Timothy PearlNE Ridge Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Timothy Pearl

Joined Eric for his 51st fourteener. Got an early start to beat the predicted thunderstorms and other hazards. Had the mountain to ourselves all day except for one mountain goat on the summit (8:30am). Ascended a bit climbers right which proved a little more tricky, descended easier route.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 11:29 pm

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