Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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Brem - Aug 7, 2019 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2019

East Ridge Scramble   Sucess!

Backpacked out from Echo Lake to Lake Aloha in 2.5hrs and made camp at Waca Lake. Hiked towards Pyramid Lake and up the creek towards the peak. Reached the unnamed lake at the base and scrambled up the east face. Gnarly climb up the steep face. Took some pictures at the top and glissaded back down to the unnamed lake. Took 2 hours to get to the top and 1.5 to get back.

defeinbe - Jun 3, 2019 1:40 pm

Made it up from 50  Sucess!



JeremyHIKES - Sep 29, 2018 9:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2015

Pyramid Peak - Desolation Wilderness - 1st Trip  Sucess!

Day trip with my bandmate Alex Keith. The clouds rolled in when we got to the top and I only had a sweat soaked t-shirt on. While it was awesome actually being inside a cloud, I was freezing!

Amazing trip though. I was incredibly sore afterwards. Mostly due to the downhill. My legs felt like fenceposts for about a week.


davidsanger - Sep 16, 2018 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2018

Rocky Canyon on a Saturday  Sucess!

Steep, not so steep, then steep again, then talus. Very windy on top. 40+ people on the trail. 7/12 hrs. RT from Hwy. 50 taking it easy with time on top.


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

Long but worth it  Sucess!

Great climb. Beautiful views of the Desolation Wilderness.


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

rocky creek climbing  Sucess!

Great workout! Nice to have this one.


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

Twin Bridges TH

From Twin Bridges TH


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

Withstanding the Desolation!!  Sucess!

Swam in Lake Sylvia too..

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