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Alan EllisBig Pile of Rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2017

Alan Ellis

Beautiful area. Big pile of rocks though...
Do yourself a favor and DO NOT descend via the south side toward the Window. It's a mess. Rather, descend via the standard route and then traverse over to the Window. BTW: I lost a Garmin GPS on the south side about 100 ft below the summit. Thank you!
Posted Aug 22, 2017 3:13 pm

Gareth#2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017


I returned after thirteen years to climb RGP again. It was nice to come back. This visit was more lighthearted than the last...
Posted Aug 17, 2017 4:00 pm

seanoWeminuche trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2016


A fun hike/run from Rio Grande Reservoir on a perfect fall day. I visited the Window first, then stayed high to intersect the standard route near the base of the summit talus-cone. This is much faster/easier than doing the two as separate out-and-backs. Trip report.
Posted Sep 20, 2016 12:10 pm

triyodaSolitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016


Mountain to myself on a typical San Juan's day.
Posted Aug 9, 2016 2:20 am

Liba Kopeckovanice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

solo with duchess, the streams were huge after all the rain and floods Colorado got. What happened to the Indian summer.
We did first Window Peak, then window and let the pyramid for the last hike. The trail was super muddy lower down and snowy higher up.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 1:10 am

rockymountaindivaSmoky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012


Very sad, ash on tent and smoke in air from fires near Pagosa Springs.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 7:00 pm

chicagotransplantCentennial Finisher  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Finished Colorado's Highest 100 Peaks with an ascent of this peak on 9.2.12. My friends Kevin and Sarah also finished together with me, and our friends Kevin, Caroline, Joe, Keegan, Kimo and Kelly came along to join in the celebration. It was a nice milestone to hit on my (hopefully) very long peak climbing career!
Posted Sep 4, 2012 2:03 pm

km_donovanWeminuche Pass   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012


One of the coolest summit views in Colorado.
Posted Sep 2, 2012 8:05 pm

MountainGenoEpic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


This climb was one of my personal favorites! Would love to return one day and get a chance to do the Window as well.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 12:02 pm

theREALCarpeDMstandard approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012


Hiked in and camped 5/26. 5/27 - Went to 13,278, then 13,261, then up RGP, and hiked out. (sarcasm alert!) Good thing I carried in the axe and snowshoes. (end sarcasm alert) 13,261 had a fun summit!
Posted May 28, 2012 6:29 pm

utclimberStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011
I climbed Rio Grande Pyramid starting from the Weminuche TH, and also PT 13287 from the saddle. RT time was about 9:20.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 9:30 am

Eric HolleFrom Weminuche Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2011

Eric Holle

Along with 13,278 - amazing, remote valley!
Posted May 10, 2011 10:02 pm

mattpayne11Cold day - great trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010


Climbed with my dad. Amazing trip - full of MUSHROOMS :-)

See lots of mushroom photos from the trip HERE
Posted Feb 4, 2011 4:31 pm

jrfRGP and the Window  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Amazing place. This will be one of my most memorable climbs. The peak itself has some loose spots but the views and the remoteness more than make up for it. One of the very best in Colorado.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 10:20 am

SarahThompsonTwice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007


11/17/07 - Were were lucky to be able to do this hike so late in the season. The lack of snow was odd, but we took advantage of it and backpacked into the Rincon La Vaca drainage. From high camp we made a loop over UN 13017, "Window Peak", Rio Grande Pyramid, UN 13278 & UN 13261. Long day in a remote, magical kind of place.

1/19/18 - Solo hike up the standard route. Very dry but I did need snowshoes below treeline. Returned via ridge over "Fools Pyramid", UN 13,261 and Simpson Mountain.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:26 pm

KieferVia 13,278  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007


Glen and I climbed up to the ridge to Point 12,911 and ridge hiked the whole way across to Point 13,278 up RGP East Slopes and down it's south facing couloir and over to "The Window".
Stopped multiple times. The weather was as perfect as one could wish for. NO WIND in three days!! Amazing.
This drainage and mountain are spectacular and awe-inspiring. Well worth the time to make this hike/climb.
Saw a herd of 30+ elk and two moose.
Posted Oct 27, 2007 11:27 am

gremlinnormal route  Sucess!


cool peak since it's off by itself
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:06 am

Brian KaletSouth Couloir (ascent); East Slopes (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Brian Kalet

From 12724, 13017 & "Window Peak". To 13287. 14 hours roundtrip from Weminuche Trailhead.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 12:41 pm

ColonelpyatBig view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007


Went up with my dad during a backpack up Rincon La Vaca. Great view from up top. A sunrise visit to The Window was also memorable.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 11:55 pm

djilkEast slopes, challenging scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006
Climbed east slopes route from camp above Weminuche Pass. Opal Lake trail, although clearly not maintained, is still quite passable with a few scratches from the willows. This is a hike until the cone starts at 13,200', at which point it is a touchy scramble up steep, loose talus and scree. Views from the top were tremendous.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 3:46 pm

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