Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 3:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005

Beautiful but demanding climb  Sucess!

Climbed Pyramid Peak last August with my buddy Nathan via the Northeast ridge. A fantastic climb and my favorite on a Colorado 14'er to date! The rockfall hazard can get pretty bad if the route gets crowded which is what happened while we were there.


TM - Apr 10, 2006 5:21 am

nice  Sucess!

Great climb. New approach trail some folks were working hard on helps a lot. Found the route to be more solid than I would have guessed from reports, but was never behind/beneath anyone going up or down, that would have been maybe a different story. Fun climb, love the area. Aspen's a nice place to relax after a good day in the mountains!


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1994

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Some loose rock up there, for sure. My favorite part about this mountian is seeing it from afar.

Big Skies 808

Big Skies 808 - Nov 17, 2005 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with NE ridge with kalet. It was bomb. Lots of fun exposure, big cliff dropoffs. Even though the rock is loose I like the ledges that form as a result.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Oct 3, 2005 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2005  Sucess!

Boulder to Pyramid Peak to Dillon Dam Brewery to Boulder: 16.5 hours

Climbed with Big Skies 808


Asphazell - Sep 27, 2005 3:07 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

Second time up this magnificent mountain... I doubt it will be my last! Had the good company of fellow SP member Natasha and her friends, as well as one of my best friends that introduced me to climbing 12 years ago! What a great day, incredible weather, breathtaking fall colors and fun climbing!!!!


miztflip - Sep 27, 2005 9:13 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge, Green Coulior Date Climbed: 26 September, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife Kate. The weather was beautiful and we did not see another sole on the entire mountain.

The route was pretty uniteresting until the beginning of the ridge. It was easy to follow and what little snow remained did not cause any problems. We found some fun solid scrambling on the green rock of the Green Coulior.


Natasha - Sep 26, 2005 2:52 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge, Green Couloir Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2005  Sucess!

Incredible day! Fun climb, perfect weather, and beautiful views in every direction. The Aspen were in their peak color change. Pyramid has become one of my favorite summits.


shknbke - Sep 13, 2005 5:49 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: Sept 10, 2005  Sucess!

A challenging mountain, but if you do not get off route the class 4 moves are minimal. We avoided the steep part of the pale green wall coming down. Tremendous views and an airy summit!


jwproulx - Sep 6, 2005 6:01 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 13 August 2005

With Martin Nagel, his third 14er. This was one of the most fun climbs I've been on. The scenery is beautiful, and seems to change every few minutes, as does the climbing. I didn't find the new route nearly as hard as I expected it to be (based on older descriptions). The new trail that's going in will make it easier to find the way up to the basin.


bernardhohman - Aug 8, 2005 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: Standard--Green Couloir Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005  Sucess!

It was a great day and the route was cairned pretty well.


big_g - Aug 8, 2005 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

Route Climbed: green couloir  Sucess!

Nice trip but I'd rate the new std green couloir route only class 2 with occasional short class 3 - sort of defangs the mountain somewhat.


doumall - Jul 25, 2005 2:03 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 7-23-05  Sucess!

Pyramid is a lot of fun. I thought the climbing was straight forward and not too difficult despite having no rock climbing expirence. 3h25m up, 2h25min down. 47th 14er!

Genghis Climber

Genghis Climber - Jul 15, 2005 12:35 am

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: June 14, 2005

Did not summit that trip but a fun time nonetheless. The talus and scree approach to the ampitheater sucked, but from there it was a good climb. I had to turn back becuase there was too much snow still on the ledges and I was only carrying water, no ice axe or anything.


altitude14er - Mar 20, 2005 8:05 pm

Route Climbed: Class 4 Maroon Lake Trailhead Approach Date Climbed: 09/2004  Sucess!

This climbs difficulty is overrated and won't exceed Class 3 if you pay attention to where you are walking I climbed this with asphazell


Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

I love this mountain. It is a hard approach, but the last 1000 feet are pure BLISS, just keep your ears sharp and your eyes open for the unrelenting rockfall from above. Snow storm came in 5 minutes after the summit was attained, so that really kicked in the adrenaline! I will climb this one again for sure...

Larry V

Larry V - Jan 8, 2005 12:00 am

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

Climbed with nephew Aaron. Whew, what a mountain!


fritzd - Oct 23, 2004 5:33 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

Light intermittant snow fall in the clouds blowing by. Man it's great to be on top of a fourteener again. One of our party got altitude sickness on the way up, and we ended up getting caught in the rain and hail on the way down. Everybody made it back safe though. Great climb. We met some people on our way up that climbed up a "Southwest Coulour?" route.


sbkelley - Sep 9, 2004 1:06 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

One of the more fun mountains out there, but climbing two steep couloirs was kind of a pain! The last part is well worth it...unless a guy above you kicks a rock the size of a refrigerator down on a party of 12 below him. I was watching this from just above the narrow ledge and it was pretty scary - thankfully, everyone got out of the way. Watch out for loose rocks, but don't forget to have fun.


jvoss - Aug 9, 2004 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

Wow was this steep! That last section coming down was not fun. The section above the saddle was a blast and the views at the top were fantastic. Thought the danger/exposure factor was a bit over-hyped as the climbing was pretty straighforward.

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