Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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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

trexkerry - Mar 9, 2014 10:35 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2014

2nd time up  Sucess!

lmost exactly one year from my first visit - once again up Rocky Creek, this time with my brother, snowshoes needed above 6700 feet to the top. There would have been no tracks to follow except a husband/wife team went up a couple hours before us except they made a wrong turn after crossing the creek and wound up too close to the eastern face and the steep snow, we had to correct the route and loop back, so anyone who goes up before the next snows may want to leave our tracks shortly after the creek crossing to cut down on the distance. Trip report is HERE

BenStone - Feb 10, 2014 2:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Nostalgic   Sucess!

One of my favorite childhood climbs

jimegan

jimegan - Sep 13, 2013 12:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2013

Pyramid Peak  Sucess!

Climbed Pyramid creek route up and Rocky canyon route down. Lots of smoke from the Rim fire on this day. There is a $5 fee for trailhead parking at the Pyramid creek trailhead and self issue permits are available along the trail about 3/4 mile when you reach the wilderness boundary

AceSierra

AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 11:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

July 2011, still almost total snow coverage for about 2,500'! What a snow year that was... Killer glissading on the return.

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Aug 5, 2013 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

from horsetail falls  Sucess!

and from here down the spine to the end of the desolation

Daria

Daria - Jul 29, 2013 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

high crystal range traverse   Sucess!

Done as the traverse of High Crystal Range with Price, Agassiz, and Pyramid, very nice 4th class ridge. Spectacular views!

Ze

Ze - Apr 23, 2013 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012

up Rocky Creek  Sucess!

then dropped across Aloha and back up Ralston. Really fun!

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 28, 2013 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1976

Summit via East Ridge  Sucess!

Many moons ago now. With group of 4 high school buddies. Plenty of snow, but a shorts and t-shirt kind of day. Sunny, calm until the summit, and excellent views.

trexkerry - Mar 3, 2013 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2013

Winter via Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Hiked and snowshoed up to the top and back down the Rocky Canyon route, took 4 hours up and 2 1/2 hours down. Extremely windy on the last 500 feet to the top but otherwise a picture perfect day. Used crampons only near the bottom of the descent as teh warm weather resulted in some tricky ice near the creek. Trip report is at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=81

mtneering

mtneering - Feb 20, 2013 1:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2013

Climbed in snowy conditions  Sucess!

should of had my skis

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