Pyramid Peak (Death Valley) Climber's Log

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calebEOC - Apr 7, 2020 9:29 am Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2020

Standard route  Sucess!

Sunrise start from the abandoned campground


RoryKuykendall - Dec 23, 2017 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2017

Along with Peak 6259   Sucess!

Climbed the southeast ridge then traversed north to Peak 6259. A classic day in Death Valley.


colinr - Jan 9, 2017 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2017

Happy New Year!  Sucess!

X2 for me, this time with a group of four, all a bit tired from festivities at the pads the prior night and from Eagle Mountain Traverse the prior day. A windy day with wispy clouds enshrouding the summit just as we were ready to descend. I enjoyed Grotto Canyon with Chris the next day on my way home. Sheephead Mountain and Kaleidoscope Canyon were quick colorful hikes a couple days prior to start my desert trip.


jdmorehouse - Oct 6, 2016 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2016

Back Again  Sucess!

2nd ascent. Now 43 peaks into my second DPS list finish. Nearly stepped on a rattle snake along the way. It was sluggish with the cool weather and didn't even rattle, or move.

dakine - May 11, 2016 11:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2016

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Fantastic hike, except almost stepped on a large sidewinder snake near the top!


bkrause - May 30, 2015 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2014

West Ridge  Sucess!

I ascended the SW Ridge to the Pyramid (6,060 feet) and then the West Ridge proper to the summit. I descended the standard SE Ridge. This is a fine desert peak.


gimpilator - Jan 8, 2015 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2015

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

This peak has a lot of scree!

In 6 days we also did Eagle Mountain, Beatty Mountain, Bonanza Mountain, Sutherland Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Black Peak, Thimble Peak, Manly Beacon, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee Mountain, and Corkscrew Peak. We also explored Rhylite Ghost Town, Leadfeild Ghost Town, Titus Canyon, Golden Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, Badwater, Mosaic Canyon, and the Mesquite Dunes.


cab - Jan 5, 2015 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2014

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

The first day of a four day Death Valley peakbagging trip. This was a nice peak. We also went and tagged the Funeral Mountains Wilderness Highpoint on the way back. It really felt remote out there.


seano - Dec 5, 2013 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2013

SE ridge  Sucess!

After doing nearby Eagle in the morning, we popped over to do this in the afternoon, finishing after dark. Not especially clear, but we could still see all the way to the Sierra Nevada. Trip report.


colinr - Feb 27, 2013 1:28 am Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

Up the East Ridge, Down the SE Ridge  Sucess!

Why spoil the fun? I didn't bother to consult Zdon's guide and had my wife read me the description from SP as we drove through Furnace Creek. I awoke the next morning, crossed the road and enjoyed the spectacular desert scenery. I saw the normal SE ridge route, but continued further around the mountain and headed up some interesting quartz scree farther to the east, eventually reaching some nice dark ridges with ample opportunities for scrambling and peering over long drop-offs. I seemed to end up one ridge over from the standard SE route, but was not on the long, interesting looking northeast ridge system (one more ridge over from me to the north). Summit views were spectacular on a clear, calm day. I stayed near the normal SE ridge route on the way down, but veered onto sheep paths and paths of my own creation at times. I never needed to backtrack, but was glad I had great scrambling shoes on for maintaining balance on the scree and sharp rock. Fun hike!


jdmorehouse - Feb 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Not My Favorite  Sucess!

Although the weather and the views were good, what I remember most was a long slog up steep, loose slopes. Pretty much endless. Fortunately, the good views started almost immediately, and that kept my mind off the slogging!


WOLFrising - Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2013

Solo day on the SE ridge.  Sucess!

Winter 2013

After a couple of my friends expressed displeasure with the west ridge, I decided to give the other option a try. Once the ridge was found, the way up was pretty obvious. Class 2 all the way, but don't underestimate the tedious nature of loose talus! Fine desert peak...and it was all mine!

Dan Wiedrich

Dan Wiedrich - Sep 6, 2011 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

We began our hike the evening before and camped at about 3,600'. The next morning we started hiking a prominent ridge which looked like the southeast ridge. We encountered a couple of short sections of class 3 rock and reached the summit. We took an easier way done slightly to the north of the route we took up. We ran out of water at the beginning of the 3 mile slog back to the car. We were happy to reach the car which contained a few gallons of water. We should have brought more water along with us!


hiker102 - May 19, 2011 10:20 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2010

Blazing my own trail (ie; lost on Pyramid Peak)  Sucess!

This was supposed to be a straight forward Class 2 hike on an unassuming mountain whose only "distinction" was that of being the highest point in the Funeral Mountains... instead it was an adventure from beginning to end!

For a full trip report with photos, you are welcome to visit my website: Peak Fever

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 4, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2007

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Fine day, with Evan Rasmussen. Trip Report


labgloves - Dec 20, 2010 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2008

SE Ridge  Sucess!

My first peak in Death Valley. Solo hike of SE ridge.


mrchad9 - Nov 29, 2010 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Easy and enjoyable outing up the standard route. Excellent weather and views throughout. A good way to spend Thanksgiving Day.


Daria - Oct 31, 2010 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2010

Via long East Ridge  Sucess!

Some sketchy moves along ridge, 3rd/low 4th class which made things interesting. Not your typical desert slog


ShinLV - Sep 9, 2010 8:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

Route Climbed: SW Ridge   Sucess!

Climbed from South West Ridge in 2009 and 2010. It took us 4.5 hours to the Peak and 2.5 hours down.
Total Distance of 8+ miles and Total elevation gain of 4,500+ ft. Lots of Class 3 and some easy class 4 scramble.
My Photo Album of 2009
My Photo Album of 2010


alpspitze - May 4, 2010 11:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Nice Death Vally Peak  Sucess!

Nice hike but real windy.

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