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csmcgranahanFirst Elk 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Camped at Crater Lake with a friend and summited around 10:30am. For me going up was worse than coming down above 13,000. Loathed the clmb out of and back into the Amphitheater. Almost hit by a baseball sized missile of a rock.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 12:41 pm

metalmountainThat Cairn!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


That GIANT cairn is easier to miss than you think when you are hiking in the dark. Over all not as difficult as I had imagined it would be. There is still quite a bit of lose rock to be found in the Green gully, one of our group took a baseball sized rock to the head. Thank God for helmets!
Posted Aug 15, 2012 3:51 pm

KesslerPyramid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012


Posted Aug 1, 2012 9:10 am

blueshadeFun climb, great view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Fairly quick and painless climb. Once at the saddle things get a little more interesting. Climbed the short C5 section at the broken tower then walked the ridge to the NE Ridge route, returned by the standard bypass.

Amazing views of the Maroons, Snowmass, and Capitol- couldn't see Conundrum or Castle due to the clouds. Rained halfway down, but felt great.
Posted Jul 6, 2012 9:08 pm

JustinShapiroHardest yet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012


For someone with minimal experience on rugged mountains such as this one, I'd say that Pyramid Peak was the hardest yet.
Posted Jun 27, 2012 4:20 pm

JonW2nd Hardest?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


14ers.com calls this the 2nd hardest 14er...I thought it was pretty easy.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 9:02 am

Matt LemkeGreat climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Matt Lemke

Climbed the entire Green gully
Posted Jun 13, 2012 6:39 pm

KieferWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012


New Years Day summit with impeccable weather. Felt more like April really. Climbed with John Prater, Dominic & Sarah Meiser and Dwight. One awesome day!
Posted Jan 2, 2012 12:32 pm

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

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