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Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 12, 2003  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Climbed with Lou Joline, age 71, who was training for the Pikes Peak marathon in 5 days, and Hans Dieter Weisshaar, 62, who would be running the Leadville 100 that weekend as his 11'th 100 mile foot race this year. We got off route and climbed the southernmost notch into the upper portion of the Ampitheatre, which is actually not a bad route since it avoids most of the rocks. We descended the Ampitheatre in a hailstorm. I've now climbed all the CO 14ers but Culebra. Pyramid was my 28'th in 6 weeks.

Posted Feb 19, 2004 7:55 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 8/10/03  Sucess!


Like Kane, I thought the most important thing while on Pyramid is trying not to dislodge rocks on people below. I found this mountain to be looser than the Bells, but the climbing, I thought, was never all too difficult. There seems to be a newly cairned route on the NE ridge that avoids the crux wall referred to in Dawson's and Roach's guides. A trip report is available here.
Posted Aug 11, 2003 12:42 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 8-10-2003  Sucess!


When you read accounts of Pyramid Peak being relentlesslt\y steep, it is true (4,400-ft in 3 miles) Pyramid is an excercise in physical endurance and mental toughness, so be prepared for your tallest order .This mountain is comlplex , exposure is around every corner. The thing I will take away from my day on Pyramid will be dealing with the crumbling rock, being careful not to dislodge debris onto climbers below.
Posted Aug 9, 2003 9:24 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: June 17 2002  Sucess!


It is steep, but a nice climb. Check out trip report for details.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 6:25 pm

alrac35Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2002  Sucess!
Relentlessly steep! That is the thing I'll remember most about this climb! The last 1000' are worth all of the grunt work to get there though. Fun route finding, and great summit. Fun ledges and gullies, some loose rock, but mostly solid climbing. Most challenging mountain so far!
Posted Jul 22, 2002 3:41 pm

coloradoclimberRoute Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 6/22/02  Sucess!


Awesome Climb! very steep though, and the "kneebanging" descent was not fun :( I dont know which way Gerry Roach climbed this mountain, but the last thousand feet is not all fatal drops as he exclaims in his guidebook. I think he just gets a little over dramatic in most of his "descriptions".
Posted Jun 28, 2002 9:09 am

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 6/15/02  Sucess!


Not that bad! My favorite of the Elks!
Posted Jun 15, 2002 8:04 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: North West Ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2000  Sucess!


Great climb and spooky in parts! HA! but alot of fun!
Posted Jan 16, 2002 7:53 am

thepluggerRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Maroon Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: 9/24/91  Sucess!


One tough climb, but lots of fun. We got into a tight spot toward the summit (bordering on class 5) with route finding, but did manage to finally find the route.
Posted Aug 29, 2001 9:24 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Maroon Lake- NW Ridge Date Climbed: 8/9/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Simply amazing...yet, my heart was beating pretty quickly for the last hour...very steep, and every step means something...so be careful!
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:45 am

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