Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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Montana Matt

Montana Matt - Dec 11, 2010 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Intimidatingly loose  Sucess!

Got off route a bit on the way up and got into some loose crap. The descent was fine. The view of the Bells from the top is great. Leah was with me which made the climb even better.


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.


GrumpyJohn - Aug 30, 2010 10:05 pm

Re: NW and NE Ridge Routes

Hello! I was coming up the talus field as you were heading down. Nice to have met you.


GrumpyJohn - Aug 30, 2010 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Fantastic Climb  Sucess!

Great climb with the Goats. Loved every minute of it.


StephanieLynn - Aug 29, 2010 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Second time summtting, this time from the south. Long day starting at UN 13,631 making for a long traverse. Last 4th class chimney topped off a great day. Still one of my favorite 14ers. With Kiefer.


strudolyubov - Aug 27, 2010 11:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

NW and NE Ridge Routes  Sucess!

July-2000: Climbed Pyramid via NW Ridge. First CO 14er summit.

Aug 26, 2010: Standard NE Ridge route. Nice scramble, beautiful scenery.


Kiefer - Aug 14, 2010 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

South Ridge  Sucess!

Finished on Pyramid Peak after an impossibly long and mentally taxing ridge climbing from 13,631...2.15 miles south.
South Ridge is complicated, loose as all shit and in my opinion, not recommended.
Thank God we had great weather!!

Up2zmtns - Jul 27, 2010 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!

great mountain, made it down before the storm.


habaceeba - Jul 16, 2010 1:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Standard Route   Sucess!

It first seems that this is a formidable mountain, but the standard route is well cairned and the majority of the route to the summit is easy to follow. Incredible summit view.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Jun 30, 2010 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Whew  Sucess!

After being shut down on Pyramid a bout 3 weeks before, Tim and I decided to give it another shot. And this time (with no snow) we found success. What a peak! Very challenging!

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Jun 28, 2010 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

NE Ridge Fun  Sucess!

Joined Eric for his 51st fourteener. Got an early start to beat the predicted thunderstorms and other hazards. Had the mountain to ourselves all day except for one mountain goat on the summit (8:30am). Ascended a bit climbers right which proved a little more tricky, descended easier route.


metal4lyf - Jun 23, 2010 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

unpossible  Sucess!

incredible and scary climb. We took a couloir and two large snowfields up to the 13000' saddle. From there we followed the standard route mostly to the summit. A 5.7 pitch or two was our reward for losing the route above the green rock. We descended the standard route where we could find it. Perfect day, awesome partners...


dclimb14me - Apr 26, 2010 12:16 am

Challenge  Sucess!

Challenged by route finding but made the summit. Sat on top on a beautiful day and watched a pilot in a glider circle the peak. What it's all about!


theREALCarpeDM - Apr 8, 2010 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

I'll do this one again  Sucess!

This is fun - at least once you get up to the saddle.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2001

Up  Sucess!

The route from the Maroon Bells parking lot is straight up. This peak also holds some special secrets for me as well.


JB99 - Dec 9, 2009 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Solo Summit  Sucess!

One of my favorite days in summer 2009. My fiance came up to the shoulder with me and then I was alone to the top.


seano - Sep 7, 2009 9:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

West slope  Sucess!

Hideous choss maze from Crater Lake. There were ducks once I hit the WNW ridge, and a mountain goat who knew the route.


Diggler - Sep 2, 2009 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

NE ridge  Sucess!

My last 14er (& climb) for this Colorado trip. Did with Faith (her 2nd 14er!). Left the trailhead at 7.11. Made good time. Interesting climbing from pass. While rock far from great, was really not too bad. Passed 15 people on the way up/down. Route-finding interesting- NE 'ridge' somewhat misleading, as the actual route sort of zig-zags up the path of least resistance. Summited at 11.59, & hung out for ~.5 hour before descending. Views great, & that of the Bells abolutely phenomenal. MUST do the Bell Cord Couloir (& Maroon-N Maroon traverse)! Clouds looked threatening upon starting descent, but turned out to be benign (we did see a few snowflakes which, however, soon ceased). Saw 1 or 2 herds of mountain goats (maybe 10 total), which I always feel blessed for (there was a cute little kid (literal) too!). Those things are amazing climbers! Back at TH at 4:20. Excellent day, amazing peak, & great company! 20 more to go.


rleclair - Aug 9, 2009 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

This was my first Class 4 14er and it tested me mentally and physically. Climbed with fellow SPer, Alan Arnette, on the NE Ridge route. The biggest difference between this mountain and all others I've hiked/climbed is the last 1000' - attention to detail, hold tests, exposure just doesn't stop. Overall a great mountain!

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