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WayneFryWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010


Came in from Rocky creek with SMG and climbed the West Ridge with the intent of climbing the NW Couloir. Traversed over to the Couloir to take a look but ended up reaching summit using another route. Beautiful day and some great views.
Posted Jun 2, 2011 2:24 am

SKIBramble Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2011


Fought through Manzanita hell with skis on the back to get to the 8k mark. Terrible beta suggesting the hill between Rocky Canyon and Horsetail! Still managed to find the giant though. Excellent descent off the East Face but a lot of yo-yoing back to the epic Manzinita nightmare.
Posted May 4, 2011 10:30 am

ElGrecoPyramid Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011


Went up Rocky Canyon, camped out and then traversed round to the west side of the mountain to the couloir. Large snow banks and cornices had formed in the couloir. We avoided the steep (>60deg) snowbank by going around it. I measured the last section of the couloir before topping out at 53deg. Fun climb, and a good workout. The bottom section in the canyon was extremely slow going on the way up with waist deep wet snow, and nerve breaking on the way down falling through when snow bridges over manzanita bushes gave way.
Posted Apr 4, 2011 3:37 pm

PSchubertN Ridge Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


My brother and I made a nice hike/scramble of the north ridge from our camp site on Lake Aloha. Be careful in the boulder field on the north face, you can easily dislodge a 200 pound rock inadvertently. Our descent on the NE ridge/slope was much easier.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 8:19 pm

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011


Headed back to Pyramid via Rocky Creek as part of the day's objective to visit Agassiz and Price. Very windy and below freezing all day. A bit icy on the north side of Pyramid especially. Cloudless and scenic visit.

First trip March 7, 2008
Stayed overnight at the inn in Strawberry, partly to avoid roadside parking issues. Walked up the road a short way to Rocky Creek, and up directly to the summit from there. Tested out a great new pair of snowboots I had, didn't even need crampons the whole way.
Posted Feb 13, 2011 4:57 pm

SKIRe: 2x


Chad, yer a beast.
Posted May 4, 2011 10:26 am

tyler4588via Lake Sylvia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010


We climbed the peak from Lake Sylvia after camping there for the night. Came down the same day. Great peak. Beautiful views. Really cold, though.
Posted Oct 16, 2010 9:55 pm

CWesselsWest Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010


First peak of the day, on a traverse of the "big three" from Lyons. Couloir can be a little sketchy near top. More challenging and fun than the west ridge.
Posted Aug 14, 2010 11:06 pm

nickLWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


The miles seemed to fly by going from the TH to Lake Sylvia cause every time I slowed down I was raped by mosquitos! Nasty scree to climb above the lake, but I made good time to the top. Amazing views toward Lake Aloha! Luckily the wind picked up and knocked the little hell spawns out the sky for the hike back.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 3:10 pm

David NaylorFrom Twin Bridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

David Naylor

Started at Twin Bridges trailhead past Horsetail Falls. Great day of hiking...loved the granite!
Posted Jul 27, 2010 1:43 am

MarmadukeExhausting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010


Got a late start and were pressed for time. No rest stops along the way, Lyons Lake Trailhead to summit and back. That last mile is a real test, was for me anyways. Great views. Our plan was to then traverse to Agassiz and return to Layons Lake Trail. But a late start prevented that. Started the hike at 12:45, not enough time for Agassiz today. Another trip along with Price
Posted Jul 24, 2010 2:26 pm

lukenhamptonRocky Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010


Beautiful, sunny and very windy on the summit.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 7:42 pm

Darren9West Ridge traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2010


Climbed the West Ridge with the Sierra Mountaineering Group. Came in from Rocky Creek. Great mountain with an impressive north side.
Posted May 9, 2010 10:04 pm

winemanvanHiked, skied and slept  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 1979


This area was kind of like my backyard growing up. I've climbed Pyramid many many times. With a daypack, a full pack and slept in the rock shelter a few times. Once we were buzzed by a fighter jet. He flew so close we made eye contact, which elicited many "whoa dudes!" My friend and I skied to the top in Jan 1979, and it was wonderful. It's a great peak(and area)for beginners.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 10:13 am

littlefrantzNot the best snow, but fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


Bit of a haul back there, but worth the view.
Posted Jan 15, 2010 1:57 am

bryangastHad it all  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007


This climb had it all. Long dry approach,Snow, scree and talus.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 10:39 pm

bc44caesarEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


Skied from the summit with Jason and Jeannie. Skied in from Echo Lakes and camped at Haypress Meadows the day before. Skied Ralston's North Face the next day. Great tour!
Posted Jan 4, 2010 3:56 pm

wyopeakMikegreat peak  Sucess!


I hiked up to this great summit a few times when I lived in the Auburn area in the early 90's. It was my favorite peak in the Tahoe area, a fun hike and an amazing view.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 11:07 am

dewittchrisLake Sylvia to Pyramid Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009
Fun hike -- I will definitely be doing this again this winter!
Posted Nov 16, 2009 3:41 pm

DrewidCrystal Range Trio  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009


Up from Sylvia to Pyramid then along the ridge connecting Pyramid - Agassiz - Price. From Price down to Lyons Lake and then back to Sylvia. Way fun adventure of a ridge with overhangs, peaklets, knobs, pine labrynths, and views to absorb. Good times with J.A.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 12:31 pm

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