Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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ericd - Sep 17, 2021 11:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2021

NE Ridge zoo  Sucess!

Midnight-to-midnight parking permit. This sporty 4.5hr ascent offered about 1,000' gain every hour. Also, the short descent pairs well with plans maybe for another peak? a roundtrip rental bike? a late lunch in town? Various routes across amphitheater, then 1000' of loose couloir up to the ridge where the goats roam freely. Fun & negotiable cliff bands and a solid green zebra wall to the top of the pyramid! Light rain showers dampening the red rotten rock but manageable in dry September conditions.


triyoda - Oct 12, 2019 8:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015

Just need a little patience  Sucess!

Had to wait out the weather for about 90 minutes at the top of the gully. Finally got enough visibility to proceed. Route finding and difficulty of this one was a little easier than expected.


yadahzoemtn - Feb 2, 2019 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

Lots of Mountain Goats to lead the way  Sucess!

With Michael and Ling


eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2018

Loose solo scramble  Sucess!

Fun but loose scramble with spectacular views of the Bells


Moogie737 - Jul 1, 2018 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

#1 6-29-18 W/ Yadahzoemtn & Ling. Beautiful weather, light breezes and ad hoc climbing partners aka mountain goats made for a long but rewarding day. Route finding the final 1000' was at times complicated even though there were cairns. But I would not go so far to describe the upper route as "well cairned."


Onager - Jun 30, 2018 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

Red Loose Rock  Sucess!

Climbed solo 6-30-18, loose peak with some difficult route finding


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

Some of the best views in the state!  Sucess!

7/18/16 w/Cory Martin
07/2015 w/Cory Martin


kronshage3 - Aug 13, 2017 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2017

From Maroon Lake  Sucess!

Start around 5:15AM. Perfect weather for the trip. The snow field in the amphitheater helps with avoiding the talus. Saw five mountain goats. Two of them followed us from about 11,000ft to 13,300ft. Bring a helmet, enjoy the views. Back at trailhead around 12:45PM.


tjburr - Jul 11, 2017 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Pyramid Peak is Awesome  Sucess!

All of the mountains are eroding as gravity strips rocks from them, but Pyramid Peak was one of the most actively eroding I have climbed. Every few minutes I heard a rock bouncing against the mountainside and exploding at the bottom. Wear a helmet for sure. The summit is narrow with steep exposure on two sides. The rockfall can be a little nerve-racking for the recreational climber. My friend and I made it in about 4 hours and I wasn't in good shape. The scenery is so spectacular, you can blindly point camera and take a good photograph. Happy Trails.


climber46 - Jun 20, 2017 9:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Mtn goats, pine marten

Attempted Pyramid Peak with my friends Don an Mark. We started at 5:30am and if we had started at 3am, we would have summited. We turned back at the saddle at 1pm because of the risk of T-storms. We did have a neat experience seeing mountain goats up close and I also saw a pine marten. It was a great hike even though we did not summit. One day I hope to return and summit this wonderful mountain.


skorpeo - Dec 14, 2016 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Step of Faith  Sucess!

Really great peak.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:36 pm

Pyramid Peak  Sucess!



eidenreiden - Sep 19, 2016 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2016

Pyramid Peak from Maroon Lake  Sucess!



JRaphaelson - Aug 24, 2016 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2016

Standard Route  Sucess!

Excellent mountain but the scree approach is a pain in the butt.


BradBartick - Jul 25, 2016 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2016

I agree....  Sucess!

..that this route probably is 3+ when you hook up all of the easiest combinations of routes spread above the gully above the green col. But if you don't, you will find yourself on ledgy, sandy, "what feels like class 4+" loose rock. Cairns abound. The smaller the hastily constructed cairn, the less confident you should be in following it. Near the end of the ascent, maybe 200 feet below the summit, I went way out right onto the ridge proper and gaped at the 1000+ feet of air beneath. But the holds are all there. One would pass through heaven on their way down if you fell. On the descent right at the top we walked back on the ridge then skiers right aiming for a gully-ish wide col which was less exposed but felt more sketchy. Lots of curious goats and kids.


Scott - Nov 19, 2015 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Pyramid Peak  Sucess!

June 29

The plan was to get a late afternoon start to hike up to Crater Lake, but Kim got stuck at work late and we (Kimberly, Shaylee, Kessler and I) didn’t leave the trailhead until after 8 pm. We hurried to the lake with our backpacks and arrived in a pretty quick 45 minutes. It took a while to find an empty campsite and we set up camp in the dark.

We me Kevin, his 15 year old son Tristen and his 13 year old Chance who was camped next to us. He knew Kessler and expressed his interest in joining us, so we agreed to do a joint climb of Pyramid in the morning.

June 30

Kim and Shaylee stayed behind at the lake, while Kessler and I headed from Crater Lake shortly after 6:30 AM. Once we started up the steep slope we saw the others below and waited for them to catch up. Kessler and Chance were the speedy climbers of the bunch and they had to wait for the rest of us several times. After crossing a few snowfields, we we climbed up to the saddle where I told Kessler to wait for us (they beat us by 25 minutes).

Kessler, Chance and I made the rest of the climb to Pyramid. We were ahead while Tristan and Kevin took up the rear. The route up to Pyramid had some fun exposed scrambles, but was easier than expected, especially the route-finding part. We got off route a little once, but other than that the route was pretty obvious and easy to find.

We found ourselves at the top in just under 4.5 hours of climbing. After a long lunch to wait for the others we headed back down. At the saddle, Kessler and Chance went on ahead and beat us to the lake by 45 minutes. We then bid farewell to the others before packing up camp and heading back down to the trailhead.

It was a great climb and with perfect weather.


xDoogiex - Aug 11, 2015 1:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2015

Stepping my game up!  Sucess!

Hardest one I've done. Turned into an interesting day. Summit after being away 26hrs. Gonna make a trip report


McCannster - Jan 23, 2015 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2015

Winter Attempt

Made a winter attempt on this yesterday with Derek via the NW ridge. Burly ski approach followed by relentless slog up to the start of the ridge. Class 4 step was interesting with snow + 35 mph cold winds. Made it to 150 ft of summit, but turned back due to sketch Avy slopes that would have to have been crossed. Alas, like most summits, not worth dying for. But still a great and burly outing, clocking in at about 17 hours car-to-car from the Lazy T ranch winter closer on Maroon Road.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 1, 2014 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Awesome.  Sucess!

Great climb!


Eleutheros - Sep 21, 2014 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

Aspen Gold and Goat Kings  Sucess!

Yeah this is a steep one... I'd put it at class 3+ though. Rotten rock, but most exposure can be avoided with some solid routefinding. Another long boulder field - I'm not a fan of these.. BIG storm moved in right when I reached the truck. Many lightnings.. Hiked later than most, and had the summit to myself (well, except for the two stoic mountain goats, who were obviously in charge.) Wow, it's hard to beat the Elks in fall for that magical beauty. Some of the most beautiful fall foliage on Earth, no doubt. Well worth the 7.5 hour round trip from Boulder!

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