pyramid to price
Repeat hike from previous year.
This time I brought Todd.
Pyramid, Aggasiz, and Price.
Started at Lyons Creek Trailhead. I ran the gentle uphill for the first 4.5 miles of the trail before hitting Sylvia Lake. At Sylvia Lake look straight across the far side of the lake for the only major notch in the ridge about 800 feet above you. Head around Sylvia Lake to the left and start heading straight up on rock slabs and talus. A faint trail appears when you are nearly at the top of the notch. When you reach the top of the notch the view opens up and Pyramid can be seen ahead and to the left. The trail seems to stop and start as you head directly towards the false summit below the peak. Once you reach the false summit the true peak comes into view directly ahead of you.
Head down the northeast (backside of Pyramid Peak) and stay on the north side of the ridge. This is slow going, heading across the talus on this sloping traverse staying below the ridge. Pass under the first major highpoint on the ridge and shoot for a notch before the second highpoint. It is doable class 3 scrambling to get up to this notch. From the notch the long traverse to Aggasiz is in full view. Stay on the west side (left if heading from Pyramid to Aggasiz) of the ridge. Although not difficult this is a slow traverse and will likely take some patience. When approaching the summit of Aggasiz head towards the notch to the left of the summit, then go left. Although one can pull themselves up to the summit block on the south side, the north side provides for a bit easier access in getting up to the awesome summit.
The traverse from Aggasiz to Price is simple and in front of you. After the Pyramid-Aggasiz traverse the ease of the Aggasiz-Price traverse is a welcomed sight! After heading down Mount Price you can shoot down into either of the two basins south of the summit. Both will lead you down to Lyons Lake which will become visible after descending further down in the basin. Stay to the west side of Lyons Lake where you will pick up a trail leading you down to the junction with the Lyons Creek trail. After another 4.5 miles down the Lyon’s Creek Trail you finally arrive at the Lyon’s Creek Trailhead. This hike took me 7 hours, and I ran the first 4.5 and last 4.5 miles.
On the way from Pyramid to Price.
Continuing on a loop from Pyramid to Tallac. Cool summit. Trip report.
Traversed the Price and Agassiz ridge - trip report here:
Done as the traverse from price, to Agassiz, then went on to pyramid. Great range traverse and the summit of Agassiz was unique!
With Price Peak. Nice views of a still partially frozen Lake Aloha. It was very windy up there.
In from Lake Sylvia via the south ridge and out on the west slope to Lyons lake. Great route and an awesome view at the summit. About a 12 mile trek from the Lyons lake TH.
Went from Wright's lake past Grouse Lake. Did Agassiz first, then over to Price and down the Northwest face of Price to Island lake. Fine day.
Climbed with my son Tyler. Camped on the saddle and walked to Price as well. Nice weather, great views. Very cool summit block!!
Traversed over from Mt Price. Descended via Sylvia Lake and found some nice waterfalls along the creek.
SMG - Up the Pyramid North Couloir to summit, down the sometimes exposed ridge traverse to Agassiz and back to Lake Sylvia. Fun scrambling on rock and snow.
A short walk from Mt Price. The view was well worth it! There's a nice spot at the very top rock to sit and hang your feet over desolation wilderness.
Up Pyramid from Rocky Creek, then over to Agassiz and Price following the ridge. Snow was pretty hardpacked and very icy on the north side of Pyramid. Never needed snowshoes all day, just crampons. Extremely windy, below freezing, and great views.
Nice hike from Wrights Lake. Also hit Mt. Price, Blue Mtn and Peak 9,250.
Second peak of the day, on a traverse of the "big three" from Lyons TH. View of Agassiz in profile is spectacular (esp from Price). SE wall is an excellent scramble, but we came down it--not up.
Along with Price and Pyramid, Agassiz was like my own private gym. One summer my friend and I helped the back country ranger carry out pieces of a single engine airplane. The engine is probably still there. It had smashed into the east wall of the Crystal range. We also helped the ranger hike out trash. It's amazing how much crap people leave behind.
Nice calm warm fall afternoon.
Tagged Agassiz first and then headed over to Price.
Pics are here.