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EleutherosAspen Gold and Goat Kings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014


Yeah this is a steep one... I'd put it at class 3+ though. Rotten rock, but most exposure can be avoided with some solid routefinding. Another long boulder field - I'm not a fan of these.. BIG storm moved in right when I reached the truck. Many lightnings.. Hiked later than most, and had the summit to myself (well, except for the two stoic mountain goats, who were obviously in charge.) Wow, it's hard to beat the Elks in fall for that magical beauty. Some of the most beautiful fall foliage on Earth, no doubt. Well worth the 7.5 hour round trip from Boulder!
Posted Sep 21, 2014 3:03 pm

MadGrad96Pyramid  Sucess!


Twice from standard route
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:37 pm

BLongQuick Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013


I enjoyed the quick scramble up Pyramid's regular route this past June while training for China.
Posted Sep 22, 2013 3:46 pm

FletchBest day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


Phenomenal... That's all.
Posted Sep 7, 2013 10:34 pm

Dariamountain goats!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013


Spectacular views on summit....great climb with a whole colony of curious mountain goats including babies taking residence on the peak. One of them even made it up to the summit! Nice toaster with plug in on the summit...
Posted Jul 29, 2013 4:38 pm

HyadventureSecond Attempt.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


Finally took this one down. Pretty loose, but you can keep it to 3rd class if you do good route finding. Find the green rock, stay in the cleanest rock and go up.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 4:14 pm

astroclimberWhat a beautiful peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010


First climb with Sarah. Love the green band.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 9:39 pm

milanClimbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012
Another class 4, very nice ledges, spicy exposure and I met with new people that become my friends and climbing partners.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:44 pm

SenadRNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Great mountain, fantastic summit, one of the best!
Posted Sep 9, 2012 3:50 pm

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

ScottPyramid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012


June 29

The plan was to get a late afternoon start to hike up to Crater Lake, but Kim got stuck at work late and we [Kimberly (wife), Shaylee (8 year old daughter), Kessler (10 year old son) and I] didn’t leave the trailhead until after 8 pm. We hurried to the lake with our backpacks and arrived in a pretty quick 45 minutes. It took a while to find an empty campsite and we set up camp in the dark.

We me Kevin, his 15 year old son Tristen and his 13 year old Chance who was camped next to us. He knew Kessler and expressed his interest in joining us, so we agreed to do a joint climb of Pyramid in the morning.

June 30

Kim and Shaylee stayed behind at the lake, while Kessler and I headed from Crater Lake shortly after 6:30 AM. Once we started up the steep slope we saw the others below and waited for them to catch up. Kessler and Chance were the speedy climbers of the bunch and they had to wait for the rest of us several times. After crossing a few snowfields, we we climbed up to the saddle where I told Kessler to wait for us (they beat us by 25 minutes).

Kessler, Chance and I made the rest of the climb to Pyramid. We were ahead while Tristan and Kevin took up the rear. The route up to Pyramid had some fun exposed scrambles, but was easier than expected, especially the route-finding part. We got off route a little once, but other than that the route was pretty obvious and easy to find.

We found ourselves at the top in just under 4.5 hours of climbing. After a long lunch to wait for the others we headed back down. At the saddle, Kessler and Chance went on ahead and beat us to the lake by 45 minutes. We then bid farewell to the others before packing up camp and heading back down to the trailhead.

It was a great climb and with perfect weather.
Posted Aug 1, 2012 9:09 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

Ken DammenStandard route class 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Ken Dammen

Climbed the standard route with Dustin Kelley. This was the second attempt at this peak, due to poor weather on the first attempt. This was a beautiful day. Loose rock very dangerous with other climbers above you.
Posted Nov 5, 2011 6:52 pm

xpdaPyramid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1999


Posted Oct 29, 2011 1:10 pm

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