Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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patricklynch88

patricklynch88 - Sep 14, 2017 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2017

Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon/South East Trailhead. Day trip. 4,050 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.

occam_razes

occam_razes - Aug 29, 2017 4:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2017

Worth the climb  Sucess!

Lost the trail several times, but managed to figure it out. Some of it was common sense, though. Took the Rocky Canyon route straight up. The one who said "if you find yourself bushwhacking, you're off the trail" was actually very helpful. Found myself bushwhacking a few times, so I back tracked a bit and found the trail. It was tricky at the base of the final peak. The snow hadn't completely melted and hid the trail. Quite slippery and probably a bit dangerous at that point. All in all, I would hike this again! Took about 5 hours total.

kaylam87

kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Gimme Shelter  Sucess!

Great hike, but very windy at the top. Glad to have those little dugouts! Took the Rocky Canyon route.

BobD3

BobD3 - Aug 10, 2016 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Wind  Sucess!

From Twin Bridges. Wind really picked up after 10 AM. Probably 60+ mph the last 1000 ft. up. At the summit the wind subsided and the views were pretty nice.
Had a little difficulty on the return, cliffed out once, but backtracked, and all it all worked out peaches.

hgrapid

hgrapid - Jul 30, 2016 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

Up Rocky Canyon down to Aloha Lake   Sucess!

Up Rocky Canyon down to Aloha Lake. Took 2 hours and 10 minutes from Rocky Canyon. After Aloha Lake we descended via Horsetail Falls.

ljwoodw - Jul 5, 2016 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

Via Lake Sylvia  Sucess!

Easy climb from the Lyons Creek Trailhead. Was initially surprised upon first sight of the talus across the lake, but as we drew closer it became clear that it wasn't actually that steep.

labgloves

labgloves - Jun 13, 2016 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016

traverse to price  Sucess!

traverse to price

tarushbali - Apr 18, 2016 1:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2016

Rocky Canyon (South East Ridge)  Sucess!

Backpacked in on Saturday to around 8k and camped the night. Summited the next day from the South East Ridge.

Lots of boot pen occurred after noon but snow was firm before that. The first mile or so had no snow but it's important to find the trail to have an easy hike in and out.

Fairweather

Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

From Lyons Creek TH  Sucess!

Nice day with Todd, while staying at the Kyburz cabin.

Awalus

Awalus - Sep 14, 2015 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015

rocky creek climbing  Sucess!

Great workout! Nice to have this one.

GlennG

GlennG - Jul 4, 2015 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Twin Bridges TH

From Twin Bridges TH

nlahue

nlahue - Apr 20, 2015 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2015

Great day  Sucess!

Climbed the rocky canyon route, trail was in much better condition than I thought it might be. Great day with beautiful views and clear skies. Minimal snow

GlennD

GlennD - Dec 29, 2014 8:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013

Pyramid  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a day hike up from Horsetail Falls.

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - Oct 21, 2014 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2014

Pyramid, Aggasiz, Price  Sucess!

Pyramid, Aggasiz, and Price.

Started at Lyons Creek Trailhead. I ran the gentle uphill for the first 4.5 miles of the trail before hitting Sylvia Lake. At Sylvia Lake look straight across the far side of the lake for the only major notch in the ridge about 800 feet above you. Head around Sylvia Lake to the left and start heading straight up on rock slabs and talus. A faint trail appears when you are nearly at the top of the notch. When you reach the top of the notch the view opens up and Pyramid can be seen ahead and to the left. The trail seems to stop and start as you head directly towards the false summit below the peak. Once you reach the false summit the true peak comes into view directly ahead of you.

Head down the northeast (backside of Pyramid Peak) and stay on the north side of the ridge. This is slow going, heading across the talus on this sloping traverse staying below the ridge. Pass under the first major highpoint on the ridge and shoot for a notch before the second highpoint. It is doable class 3 scrambling to get up to this notch. From the notch the long traverse to Aggasiz is in full view. Stay on the west side (left if heading from Pyramid to Aggasiz) of the ridge. Although not difficult this is a slow traverse and will likely take some patience. When approaching the summit of Aggasiz head towards the notch to the left of the summit, then go left. Although one can pull themselves up to the summit block on the south side, the north side provides for a bit easier access in getting up to the awesome summit.

The traverse from Aggasiz to Price is simple and in front of you. After the Pyramid-Aggasiz traverse the ease of the Aggasiz-Price traverse is a welcomed sight! After heading down Mount Price you can shoot down into either of the two basins south of the summit. Both will lead you down to Lyons Lake which will become visible after descending further down in the basin. Stay to the west side of Lyons Lake where you will pick up a trail leading you down to the junction with the Lyons Creek trail. After another 4.5 miles down the Lyon’s Creek Trail you finally arrive at the Lyon’s Creek Trailhead. This route took me 7 hours, however I ran the first 4.5 and last 4.5 miles of the 14 mile loop.

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Aug 25, 2014 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014

Withstanding the Desolation!!  Sucess!

Swam in Lake Sylvia too..

cab

cab - Jul 21, 2014 11:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

From Lyons Creek TH  Sucess!

Loved the views of Aloha Lake from here. Traversed over to Mt. Agassiz and Mt. Price afterwards.

seano

seano - May 29, 2014 3:06 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2014

From Glen Alpine  Sucess!

Walked across part of frozen Lake Aloha to get there at the start of a loop. Nice views. Trip report.

citadel07

citadel07 - May 13, 2014 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2014

Winter Solo  Sucess!

Solo in dry winter conditions. Only one on top and a hell of a view with the winter air. Up the Lyon's Creek drainage. Bringing snowshoes next time...

pBerg

pBerg - May 13, 2014 1:39 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Rocky Canyon/SE Ridge  Sucess!

Day trip with the Bay Area Mountaineers. Snow above 7500ft. Experienced a little post-holing but not enough for me to take the time to put on snow shoes (a couple others in our group did). Very windy up top.

ScottyP

ScottyP - Apr 26, 2014 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Many times  Sucess!

Many times up here via Rocky and Lions/Sylvia

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