Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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srobinson - Jun 29, 2011 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Bushwack  Sucess!

Either there wasn't a trail or I didn't find it on my way up Rocky Creek. I have never had to do so much bushwacking on a hike before.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm

nice views

fun dayhike after climbing at the leap

dkangas - Jun 18, 2011 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

Mid-June Skiing  Sucess!

Packing skis and boots, from Horsetail Falls, up east face to south ridge, then to the summit. Skied down Rocky Canyon to 50. Snow wet, heavy, slow.


WayneFry - Jun 2, 2011 2:24 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

West Ridge  Sucess!

Came in from Rocky creek with SMG and climbed the West Ridge with the intent of climbing the NW Couloir. Traversed over to the Couloir to take a look but ended up reaching summit using another route. Beautiful day and some great views.


SKI - May 4, 2011 10:30 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2011

Bramble Scramble  Sucess!

Fought through Manzanita hell with skis on the back to get to the 8k mark. Terrible beta suggesting the hill between Rocky Canyon and Horsetail! Still managed to find the giant though. Excellent descent off the East Face but a lot of yo-yoing back to the epic Manzinita nightmare.


ElGreco - Apr 4, 2011 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011

Pyramid Couloir  Sucess!

Went up Rocky Canyon, camped out and then traversed round to the west side of the mountain to the couloir. Large snow banks and cornices had formed in the couloir. We avoided the steep (>60deg) snowbank by going around it. I measured the last section of the couloir before topping out at 53deg. Fun climb, and a good workout. The bottom section in the canyon was extremely slow going on the way up with waist deep wet snow, and nerve breaking on the way down falling through when snow bridges over manzanita bushes gave way.


PSchubert - Feb 18, 2011 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008

N Ridge Scramble  Sucess!

My brother and I made a nice hike/scramble of the north ridge from our camp site on Lake Aloha. Be careful in the boulder field on the north face, you can easily dislodge a 200 pound rock inadvertently. Our descent on the NE ridge/slope was much easier.


mrchad9 - Feb 13, 2011 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

2x  Sucess!

Headed back to Pyramid via Rocky Creek as part of the day's objective to visit Agassiz and Price. Very windy and below freezing all day. A bit icy on the north side of Pyramid especially. Cloudless and scenic visit.

First trip March 7, 2008
Stayed overnight at the inn in Strawberry, partly to avoid roadside parking issues. Walked up the road a short way to Rocky Creek, and up directly to the summit from there. Tested out a great new pair of snowboots I had, didn't even need crampons the whole way.


SKI - May 4, 2011 10:26 am

Re: 2x

Chad, yer a beast.


tyler4588 - Oct 16, 2010 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

via Lake Sylvia  Sucess!

We climbed the peak from Lake Sylvia after camping there for the night. Came down the same day. Great peak. Beautiful views. Really cold, though.


CWessels - Aug 14, 2010 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

West Couloir  Sucess!

First peak of the day, on a traverse of the "big three" from Lyons. Couloir can be a little sketchy near top. More challenging and fun than the west ridge.


nickL - Aug 2, 2010 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

West Ridge  Sucess!

The miles seemed to fly by going from the TH to Lake Sylvia cause every time I slowed down I was raped by mosquitos! Nasty scree to climb above the lake, but I made good time to the top. Amazing views toward Lake Aloha! Luckily the wind picked up and knocked the little hell spawns out the sky for the hike back.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Jul 27, 2010 1:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

From Twin Bridges  Sucess!

Started at Twin Bridges trailhead past Horsetail Falls. Great day of hiking...loved the granite!


Marmaduke - Jul 24, 2010 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

Exhausting  Sucess!

Got a late start and were pressed for time. No rest stops along the way, Lyons Lake Trailhead to summit and back. That last mile is a real test, was for me anyways. Great views. Our plan was to then traverse to Agassiz and return to Layons Lake Trail. But a late start prevented that. Started the hike at 12:45, not enough time for Agassiz today. Another trip along with Price


lukenhampton - Jun 6, 2010 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Rocky Creek  Sucess!

Beautiful, sunny and very windy on the summit.


Darren9 - May 9, 2010 10:04 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

West Ridge traverse  Sucess!

Climbed the West Ridge with the Sierra Mountaineering Group. Came in from Rocky Creek. Great mountain with an impressive north side.


winemanvan - Mar 16, 2010 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 1979

Hiked, skied and slept  Sucess!

This area was kind of like my backyard growing up. I've climbed Pyramid many many times. With a daypack, a full pack and slept in the rock shelter a few times. Once we were buzzed by a fighter jet. He flew so close we made eye contact, which elicited many "whoa dudes!" My friend and I skied to the top in Jan 1979, and it was wonderful. It's a great peak(and area)for beginners.


littlefrantz - Jan 15, 2010 1:57 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

Not the best snow, but fun  Sucess!

Bit of a haul back there, but worth the view.


bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

Had it all  Sucess!

This climb had it all. Long dry approach,Snow, scree and talus.


bc44caesar - Jan 4, 2010 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

East Face  Sucess!

Skied from the summit with Jason and Jeannie. Skied in from Echo Lakes and camped at Haypress Meadows the day before. Skied Ralston's North Face the next day. Great tour!

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