Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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milan - Oct 21, 2012 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Climbed  Sucess!

Another class 4, very nice ledges, spicy exposure and I met with new people that become my friends and climbing partners.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Aug 19, 2012 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

First Elk 14er  Sucess!

Camped at Crater Lake with a friend and summited around 10:30am. For me going up was worse than coming down above 13,000. Loathed the clmb out of and back into the Amphitheater. Almost hit by a baseball sized missile of a rock.

metalmountain

metalmountain - Aug 15, 2012 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

That Cairn!  Sucess!

That GIANT cairn is easier to miss than you think when you are hiking in the dark. Over all not as difficult as I had imagined it would be. There is still quite a bit of lose rock to be found in the Green gully, one of our group took a baseball sized rock to the head. Thank God for helmets!

Kessler

Kessler - Aug 1, 2012 9:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

Pyramid  Sucess!

6-30-12

blueshade

blueshade - Jul 6, 2012 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Fun climb, great view  Sucess!

Fairly quick and painless climb. Once at the saddle things get a little more interesting. Climbed the short C5 section at the broken tower then walked the ridge to the NE Ridge route, returned by the standard bypass.

Amazing views of the Maroons, Snowmass, and Capitol- couldn't see Conundrum or Castle due to the clouds. Rained halfway down, but felt great.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Jun 27, 2012 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

Hardest yet  Sucess!

For someone with minimal experience on rugged mountains such as this one, I'd say that Pyramid Peak was the hardest yet.

JonW

JonW - Jun 25, 2012 9:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

2nd Hardest?  Sucess!

14ers.com calls this the 2nd hardest 14er...I thought it was pretty easy.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 13, 2012 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Great climb!  Sucess!

Climbed the entire Green gully

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 2, 2012 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012

West Face  Sucess!

New Years Day summit with impeccable weather. Felt more like April really. Climbed with John Prater, Dominic & Sarah Meiser and Dwight. One awesome day!

xpda

xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1999

Pyramid  Sucess!

Solo

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Indimidatingly easy  Sucess!

No other 14er in Colorado so far to me looks as scary from a distance but is so short, and suprisingly accessible close up. Will need to do in snow to see how that goes.

sevenvii

sevenvii - Aug 28, 2011 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011

Std Route fun  Sucess!

Nice scramble from the Maroon Lake trailhead. We joked that some people miss the giant, easy to find cairn that marks the turn off for the Pyramid trail, but we somehow missed it ourselves. Only lost 10 minutes or so, but no biggy. Overall the route is very enjoyable and I really enjoyed the scramble.

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:01 pm

goats!  Sucess!

definitely a little chossy but not difficult. just dont drop rockfall on yr partner. the class 4 crux is solid though. the goat family was fun to hang with. aug 2010

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus - May 1, 2011 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Choss pile  Sucess!

Climbed NE ridge variation with Captain McIntosh. Got off route sometime after the saddle and ended up climbing the NE ridge proper and making plenty of moves we did not want to reverse on the way down. Followed the route on decent. Great day on the chossiest pile of a mountain I've yet visited. Million-dollar views of the Maroon Bells, Capitol and Snowmass.

Got shut down the previous day at the 13600' saddle by a pissed off hail-and-lightning-spitting mountain and later heard stories (from guys who continued to the summit) of getting ravaged by hail and lightning and crying in the fetal position during their decent through the amphitheater. When the mountain says no, it means NO.

Did I mention choss?

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2001

FANTASTIC  Sucess!

One of the best.

climbingfurry

climbingfurry - Jan 24, 2011 10:19 am

Pyramid!  Sucess!

The Elks are my backyard range and one of my favorites.

centrifuge

centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 12:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

i would climb this  Sucess!

over and over and over again

thatnissanguy

thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

steep snow on NE Ridge  Sucess!

Pristine snow climb from the amphitheater to the NE Ridge and glacial conditions in the amphitheater. Great couloirs this time of year. What a magnificent summit!

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010

Fun day  Sucess!

Fun climbing up on the class 4 below the summit ridge! Took the trail back down.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 8, 2010 10:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Northeast Ridge   Sucess!

Loved the scenery, loved the "leap of faith," loved the ledges. Not too fond of the green strip of death or the kitty-litter covered ledge system higher on the mountain. Also, had a bit of a spooky experience with a mother mountain goat and her kid. She was coming at us with a slightly curious, slightly annoyed expression and an aggressive stance. Not fun on loose Class 3/4 terrain.

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