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thholdersummit register  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

thholder

summit register placed 1/10/2009
Posted Mar 25, 2009 10:19 pm

snowflakeMany Ski Descents  Sucess!

snowflake

It's a fun ski - SouthEast Ridge.....
as it is close by its must-do every few years.
Posted Mar 12, 2009 8:09 pm

wmollandRocky Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2008

wmolland

A beautiful peak in a beautiful area. Ran into hardly any snow and had unbelievable views from the top in all directions. This would be a sick ski when there's tons of snow on the ground.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 9:07 pm

birdheadRocky Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2008

birdhead

Parked at the turnout just beyond the point where the creek crosses the road. The trail was about 100 yards east along hwy 50 on the east side of the creek and was very easy to follow the whole way to the summit. The views of the surrounding area are great.
Posted Sep 26, 2008 1:30 am

SFMountaineerSoutheast face via Echo Lakes Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

SFMountaineer

Started the hike by taking the ferry around 9:30 AM. The approach to Lake of the Woods didn't feel too long. Don't underestimate the cross country portion through Desolation Valley, we sure did. Lots of route finding, dead ends, ups and downs, sides to sides, steep, toe crunching granite, and bouldering. The climb up the east wall above Pyramid Lake wasn't bad. We intended to curve around the peak and use the South slope to summit, but we climbed too high and ended up bouldering across and up the class 3 southeast face. By the time we made it to the south slope we were pretty much at the top. It felt pretty expose but the rocks were big enough that I felt safe, albeit full of adrenaline. If you like bouldering, go for it. It was 3:15pm by the time we left the summit, and we used our intended route back. Getting back to the trail took a long time, we missed the ferry back, and we made it back to the car at 9:30 pm with no headlamps and no moon (I used my iPhone's screen to illuminate the trail). Quite an adventure.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:23 am

jboldt1971East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1995

jboldt1971

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

ScottySNighthike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

ScottyS

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

edevart

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

superproracer

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

kovarpa

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

soslaw

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

requiem

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

panweilin

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

tombcronin

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

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