Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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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.


xskier77 - Jul 3, 2004 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!

Met at the park and ride at 2am and where on trail at 5am. The climb up was very steep and challenging. Routefinding was pretty simple and the climbing up the ridge was very exciting and fun. We hit the summit at 10am and the views from the summit of the Bells, Snowmass and Capital were amazing. This was my 51st 14er and now I just have Capital, Culebra, and Pikes left!!! woohoo


DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:20 pm

Route Climbed: the left one (NE?) Date Climbed: july 02  Sucess!

now we're talkin.' excellent climb, part of a week of it from crater lake. my 53rd of 54 14ers, with only pikes to go . nothin left to do but smile, smile, smile.


coloradoiceclimber - Apr 10, 2004 7:38 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 31, 2002  Sucess!

Steep isn't the word for this peak! I was one of (5) soloists that day! The views are amazing! Maroon Bells!

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Feb 19, 2004 7:55 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 12, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed with Lou Joline, age 71, who was training for the Pikes Peak marathon in 5 days, and Hans Dieter Weisshaar, 62, who would be running the Leadville 100 that weekend as his 11'th 100 mile foot race this year. We got off route and climbed the southernmost notch into the upper portion of the Ampitheatre, which is actually not a bad route since it avoids most of the rocks. We descended the Ampitheatre in a hailstorm. I've now climbed all the CO 14ers but Culebra. Pyramid was my 28'th in 6 weeks.



RyanS - Aug 11, 2003 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 8/10/03  Sucess!

Like Kane, I thought the most important thing while on Pyramid is trying not to dislodge rocks on people below. I found this mountain to be looser than the Bells, but the climbing, I thought, was never all too difficult. There seems to be a newly cairned route on the NE ridge that avoids the crux wall referred to in Dawson's and Roach's guides. A trip report is available here.


Kane - Aug 9, 2003 9:24 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: 8-10-2003  Sucess!

When you read accounts of Pyramid Peak being relentlesslt\y steep, it is true (4,400-ft in 3 miles) Pyramid is an excercise in physical endurance and mental toughness, so be prepared for your tallest order .This mountain is comlplex , exposure is around every corner. The thing I will take away from my day on Pyramid will be dealing with the crumbling rock, being careful not to dislodge debris onto climbers below.


rmjwinters - Oct 6, 2002 6:25 pm

Route Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: June 17 2002  Sucess!

It is steep, but a nice climb. Check out trip report for details.

alrac35 - Jul 22, 2002 3:41 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: July 21, 2002  Sucess!

Relentlessly steep! That is the thing I'll remember most about this climb! The last 1000' are worth all of the grunt work to get there though. Fun route finding, and great summit. Fun ledges and gullies, some loose rock, but mostly solid climbing. Most challenging mountain so far!


coloradoclimber - Jun 28, 2002 9:09 am

Route Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 6/22/02  Sucess!

Awesome Climb! very steep though, and the "kneebanging" descent was not fun :( I dont know which way Gerry Roach climbed this mountain, but the last thousand feet is not all fatal drops as he exclaims in his guidebook. I think he just gets a little over dramatic in most of his "descriptions".


climbcolorado - Jun 15, 2002 8:04 pm

Route Climbed: North East Ridge Date Climbed: 6/15/02  Sucess!

Not that bad! My favorite of the Elks!


Zeke - Jan 16, 2002 7:53 am

Route Climbed: North West Ridge Date Climbed: July 11, 2000  Sucess!

Great climb and spooky in parts! HA! but alot of fun!


theplugger - Aug 29, 2001 9:24 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Maroon Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: 9/24/91  Sucess!

One tough climb, but lots of fun. We got into a tight spot toward the summit (bordering on class 5) with route finding, but did manage to finally find the route.

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