Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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kavak - Jun 19, 2008 10:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1981

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

We started out with overcast ominous looking skies. We decided that if we heard nearby thunder we would just turn back. As happens sometimes in Colorado, the skies cleared for the more difficult sections and we had a nice summit. This all changed on the way down with a light rain once we reached the north basin.


SarahThompson - Mar 28, 2008 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005

One of Colorado's finest peaks  Sucess!

7/31/05 - Climbed the standard NE ridge, my first 4th class peak. Would like to go back and climb the NW ridge route.

1/1/12 - Winter ascent via west face and NW ridge from camp at Crater Lake. Great way to kick off the new year!

7/27/18 - Stand route w/ Piper, Patrik & many goats.


astrobassman - Mar 20, 2008 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Favorite Colorado 14er  Sucess!

I really enjoyed Pyramid Peak...I wrote a trip report here: I think I'll return and try Thunder Pyramid to Pyramid next summer.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 10, 2008 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1997

NW & NE Ridges  Sucess!

This was my second time climbing Pyramid. We went up the NW ridge and came down the NE ridge.


MountainHikerCO - Feb 10, 2008 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1991

NW Ridge  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Pyramid. We did it via the NW ridge.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:26 pm

Pyramid  Sucess!

I love the class 4 rock. This is one of my favorite climbs I have done in CO.


Mots010 - Sep 3, 2007 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Fun mountain. Short and to the point. In the last 300 feet to the summit I think I made things harder than it needed to be. I traversed one gully too far and had to make some insanely exposed 4th class moves. Found a much better descent route that stayed closer to the east face.


matt81 - Aug 26, 2007 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Great views from the top.


Kiefer - Aug 25, 2007 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

Tour de pyramid  Sucess!

Ascended the Northwest ridge and desceded the Northeast ridge route. Great mountain! Stellar views of the Bells with near-perfect weather all day. Almost gave Buckskin Benchmark a go afterwards.
Thought the NE route was kinda boring. It was TOO cairned off. But still fun!


shknbke - Aug 23, 2007 11:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

a classic via ne ridge  Sucess!

Wow, Karen. Thanks for the kind words! I repeated Pyramid with Jim & Karen since I enjoyed it so much the first time and really didn't do much routefinding. I had vivid memories of the climb and enjoyed it even more the 2nd time. Overall, Pyramid is easier than S. Maroon if you stay on route even though the climbing is a tad harder. The routefinding on S. Maroon seems to be more confusing.


HokieJim - Aug 22, 2007 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

First Class 4  Sucess!

A great introduction to class 4 scrambling after honing our skills on some class 3 earlier this summer. I was nervous about this hike but ended up thoroughly enjoying every bit of it!


ktiffany22 - Aug 21, 2007 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Standard route... easier than you think!  Sucess!

I totally agree with "Chicago Transplant" ...this "class 4" is WAY easier than people make it out to be! Of course, we (Jim and I) had help from 14er finisher/CO county highpoint finisher/El Paso County named peaks finisher/nearly state highpoint finisher, and all-around mountain climbing stud Kevin Baker ("Shnbke" -sorry if that embarrassed ya... you deserve a little praise!)... so "easy" is relative when you have a great route finder helping lead your way- thanks Kevin! OH, and THANK YOU CFI for a great trail leading up to the ridge!!!:-)


chicagotransplant - Jul 8, 2007 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Jamie Nellis and I weaved our way up the standard route. I think started out too low in the "green rock" zone, but it worked out just as well. Seems there are as many routes as there are summiters on this one! I agree with the general sentiment that this is not as hard a peak as its made out to be, I never really thought there was any kind of sustained 4th class, just scattered moves here and there.


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1989

Tough  Sucess!

We went up the Northwest Ridge (which it seems no one does anymore) and came down the the Northeast Ridge. The overall hike is steep and I'd say the Northwest Ridge was the toughest 14er scrambling I have done- glad I didnt have to downclimb that ridge. Very loose rock. Would certainly wear a helmet.

Rick F

Rick F - Nov 28, 2006 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1997

Pryamid Peak one of the Elks Finest  Sucess!

Climbed this Stunning peal meany times
a huge THANK YOU to the 14nr intaitive for their work ! A job ell done
on one of my favorite peaks


BalletBoy - Nov 11, 2006 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

NE Ridge: 9/2/06  Sucess!

We had a beautiful blue September sky for this hike. The views across the valley of the Maroon Bells were stunning. Woodie Hopper and I got off-track at the saddle but still summited via a little bit harder route.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Sep 9, 2006 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

A classic climb - NE Ridge  Sucess!

A great peak. My opinion is that the difficulty of Pyramid is slightly over rated in dry conditions. I imagine rain or snow would certainly up the danger factor, but I had a great solo hike on Pyramid and was delighted by the curious mtn goat that greeted me at the saddle.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 4, 2006 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb with perfect weather. We got off-track early from the saddle and climbed the green rocks from nearly its base. (Steep but more solid than the rocks to its right.) Awesome views. Climbed with Nord Sandstrom.


Gahugafuga - Sep 1, 2006 12:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

NE Ridge  Sucess!

I was surprised at how easily this one went down until the descent. On the way up, I never felt any exposure or encountered more than the occassional class 3 or 4 move (except for a bit of sustained scrambling in the green rock band). On the way down it felt much more steep and loose. When I finally made it back down into the amphitheater, a massive rockfall came off the north face just to remind me that she's a big and grumpy mountain.


shanahan96 - Aug 23, 2006 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

green couloir  Sucess!

interesting day, rained a little before 8am, but not too bad. the upper section of the mountain was alot easy than expected. this mountain is more bark than bite.


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