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jboldt1971East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1995


With JB and the late great TW. Miss you buddy.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 1:19 pm

ScottySNighthike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008


Did this as a nighthike from Echo Lakes with Barry Beck, Mackenzie Kilpatrick, and Woody Strachan. We left the trailhead at 1830, reached the Desolation Valley in last light, and did the east face direct up the large fracture from Pyramid Lake. Summit at 2200 for a 3.5hr time. Traversing all the lakes on moonlit granite was spectacular!
Posted Aug 17, 2008 6:51 pm

edevartEast Face via Pyramid Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


With K and the dog. Via Horsetail Falls and "the Lakes". Camped around 9000 feet on a shelf above Pyramid Lake. Then direct up the EAst face and down the Southeast ridge. Either route is a fairly straight forward boulder hop.

I was unable to find a summit register.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 10:46 am

superproracerRock Canyon Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2008


Mark, Kurt and I departed the car at 7:00 pm. Near full moon. We made the summit at 11:30 pm. Departed the summit at midnite. Back to the car at 3:30 am. Very fun, especially at night. We did see some of Desolation illuminated by the light of the moon, but most of the time it was clouded over.
Posted Jun 15, 2008 6:10 pm

kovarpaSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008


Ski trip with V. Fun skiing from the summit, heavy snow lower down, last couple hundred feet dry as a bone...
Posted Apr 15, 2008 1:00 pm

soslawSouth East Ridge
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008


Spring ski tour. Ascended via Horsetail Falls. Descent via Rocky canyon. Upper south slope was a little boney but you could still ski a continuous line down the south slope from the summit.
Posted Apr 7, 2008 11:48 am

Brian KaletSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 10:42 am

requiemBrutal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


first ascent was via Horsetail Falls, and by far the hardest climb i had done at that point; out of 7 to start, only 4 of us made it, and we all ran out of water just after we reached the falls on the way back. second ascent was via Rocky Canyon 7/15/07. we attempted to ascend after the first snow on 12-23-07 but were shut down by waist-deep powder and dwindling daylight.
Posted Jan 23, 2008 2:59 am

panweilinVia East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


We started from the TH at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, traversed off-trail and summited via the east ridge of Pyramid Peak. Descended southward and hit on Rocky Canyon Trail back to Twin Bridges TH.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 2:54 pm

tombcroninFrom Lyons Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2006


Long beautiful day
Posted Oct 17, 2007 7:07 pm

buzzdainerLake Sylvia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005
Hiked up from the Lyons Creek Trailhead. Pretty strenuous day, lots of mosquitoes on my way back to the car as the light faded.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 1:17 am

Vertigo soulWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Vertigo soul

Climbed the West ridge from Lake Sylvia, then descended the Northeast face to the notch below. Then Downclimbed onto the west side of the Crystal Range crest from the notch (a small class 3 section), and began our traverse over to Mt. Agassiz along the ridge. Nobody around all day (surprising considering it was Labor Day weekend), some clouds and wind but overall a great day!
Posted Sep 2, 2007 12:09 pm

A BitLyons Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1995

A Bit

Came up from the Lyons Creek TH but broke off cross country just after entering the wilderness. Nice scramble up.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 2:11 am

Sierra Scrambler 30Pyramid Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Sierra Scrambler 30

Started our hike up HorseTail Falls at 0615. The falls were incredible. Then scrambled our way up to Pyramid Peak. We reached the summit around 1100. Smoke made our visibility poor. Spent about an hour at the summit, then headed out.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 12:34 pm

sax_manRocky Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007
Got off to a rough start, but it was a great hike overall. The route map I had showed the trail head on the west side of the creek. Spent a half-hour bouldering in the creek before I finally came across the trail on the east side. The meadows along the creek are beautiful and view from the top is awesome.
Posted Aug 16, 2007 2:49 pm

WeatherManClimbed it on a whim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2001


If you dont mind some off-trail scrambling and bushwacking... this signature peak is one to remember, you can see it from everywhere, and it's quite a rewarding climb
Posted Jul 11, 2007 2:06 am

Mtn. EscapeRoute Climbed: West Ridge from Lake Sylvia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Mtn. Escape

Great day! Very mellow and pretty hike to Lake Sylvia. Wild flowers and butterflies galore. Not a bad little scramble from the lake to the summit. Gorgeous views all around from the summit. Lake Aloha is especially lovely. Can see some charred hilltop toward Fallen Leaf Lake from the Angora Fire (started June 24, 2007).
Posted Jul 5, 2007 12:11 am

KerstinRocky Canyon route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


Hiked this route with Made in Tahoe. In spite of the 4000-foot elevation gain I didn't find this route to be as hard as I expected. This canyon is a botanical wonder, and the weather was in the low seventies and it was breezy. In fact, the wind was so strong on the final talus ridge that it was hard to stand up. The wind was so loud I wished I'd had ear plugs. My back actually started to hurt from bracing muscularly against the wind. But it was calm on the summit and the marmots were ravenous (no, I didn't feed them). What a view! I'll be back up there soon!
Posted Jun 24, 2007 9:39 pm

highicenice solo  Sucess!
camped with my buddy. she wasn't into hiking in triple didgit temps so I went it alone up a north west aspect. lots of staircase scrambling.
Posted Feb 8, 2007 4:01 pm

CBoldt1010Nice climb in the winter!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005


Glisading down was sweet!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 7:28 pm

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