Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 27, 2006 1:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Via Lyons Creek  Sucess!

Great hike on a beautiful day. Fantastic views of the Desolation Wilderness.


Kialv2 - Sep 14, 2006 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2003

Pyramid Finally  Sucess!

This peak was teasing me, as I could see it from my workplace as a snowboard instructor at Sierra every day. Finally, I got some people who knew the trail and wanted to ride. The top of this hill is a great descent on a snowboard, with a lot of snow there is everywhere to go!!


breadbox - Aug 21, 2006 9:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Deso Range Traverse  Sucess!

Whew. This was the 5th peak of a long day. (See Desolation Range Traverse TR).

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Aug 19, 2006 5:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Via Lyons Creek - My first Class 2!  Sucess!

My first class 2 - it made me feel like a little billy goat... y'know if billy goats spent time hugging rocks and looking generally shaky and unstable ;)

lakenyon - Aug 5, 2006 6:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhike from Lyons Creek trailhead. I somehow missed the saddle and accidentally climbed the "peaklet" that rises above Lake Sylvia. I returned via the saddle. Although the detour wasted time, this route was considerably more fun than the loose slog from the saddle.


citadel07 - Jul 26, 2006 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

E. Ridge  Sucess!

Approached through Horsetail Falls and climbed East Ridge with little brother. Didn't expect substantial snow still on the mountain, but was welcome. Downclimbed the South Slope because we didn't have ice axes to glisade down the north slope snow fields. To the couple with the dog....Thanks for the chocolate.


s_kavert - Jul 16, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Route Climbed: Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Climbed the SE ridge via Rocky Canyon. Awesome views up top on a clear day. The elevation gain over such a short distance was tough.


sierramtngoat - Jun 16, 2006 9:55 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2002

Route Climbed: Rocky Canyon/SE Ridge  Sucess!

This was a fun climb; we were on snow most of the way. Lot's of vertical over a short distance. Climbed with my buddy Brian.


ckerth - May 26, 2006 9:04 pm

Horsetail Falls  Sucess!

Climbed from Horsetail Falls as part of a weekend backpacking trip into Desloation.


jfrishmanIII - Mar 24, 2006 4:24 am

Highpoint of my youth  Sucess!

I used to hike Pyramid fairly often when I was a kid, spending summers at Echo Lake with my grandparents. Pyramid hikes were always hilights of the summer: me, grandpa and our little bichon frise. A lot of peak baggers looked kinda disappointed to top out and find a 70 year old man, a 7 year old kid, and a puffy white marshmallow dog on the summit!


SummitJunkie - Mar 7, 2006 2:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Lake Sylvia  Sucess!

Wow what a butt kicker!! 2000 feet of elevation gain in less then a mile once you reach the lake!! Great views, will do it again at least twice this season!!

SECOND ASCENT: September 21,2005. Climbed from Lake Sylvia again but this time combined with a traverse to Agassiz and Price. Great Day.


BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2004

Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Got off route and had to do a bit of bushwacking.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jan 21, 2006 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: From Lake Aloha Date Climbed: September  Sucess!

Climbed with my favorite climbing partner Chris and my wife Robin. Great views, long talus slog


96avs01 - Nov 12, 2005 5:16 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: April 24, 2005  Sucess!

A perfect outing, we had the whole area to ourselves. A little extra snowshoeing on Hwy 4, but the summit was worth it!


Diggler - Oct 18, 2005 4:26 pm

Route Climbed: S ridge Date Climbed: 15 October, 2005

Started out at the Horsetail Falls TH (Twin Bridges) at 10.11. X-country-ied it up mostly 3rd class steps to the ridgeline. Had to catch up to the others at the S ridge after multiple unsuccessful attempts to get through snow-covered 4th & easy 5th class headwall below the plateau at the base of the S ridge (finally took a 3rd & 4th class ramp system that got me to the top).

Summited at 15.35. A cloud that tried to envelop us from the W at least didn't obscure great view of Lake Tahoe, as well as some nice views of Lake Aloha, the Crystal Range, & Lovers Leap.

Took the oddly-named Rocky Canyon trail back down, leaving the summit at 16.05- really steep, but quite efficient at getting one down.

Fun dayhike in pretty country with fun people- Gordon, Eszter, Kassim, Steve, & Kelly.

Faith & I did the S ridge after coming up the drainage, then taking a right to reach the ridge, which we followed to the peak. Gorgeous day & great views. Windy at the top! Passed some guys on the way up who were doing a tremendous job postholing- props, guys- an admirable effort (although they sadly didn't summit).

Left road at 9.00, back to the road at 18.00.

Got my ass handed to me on a platter coming down the blue slopes on the sticks (had been doing resort double blacks the day before)- if you can handle the Sierra Cement in the backcountry, you can handle any snow conditions, as far as I'm concerned!


gordonye - Oct 17, 2005 7:42 pm

Route Climbed: variation of Horsetail Falls up, Rocky Canyon descent Date Climbed: October 15, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Dirk, Eszter, Kassim, Steve, Kelly. We were initially discouraged by the snow fall early in the morning and the prospect of more precipitation during our climb, but luckily the weather gradually improved. From the Pyramid Creek trail we scrambled up slabs farther to the left (west) of the normal trail, then took a line of least resistance over talus and slabs covered with 3-5" of new snow. This is a great place with lots of 3rd and occasional 4th class variations to choose from. Fast-moving low clouds constantly swarming over the high peaks made for dramatic views.

Sierra Scrambler 30

Sierra Scrambler 30 - Oct 11, 2005 11:31 pm

Route Climbed: SW route via Lake Aloha Date Climbed: Sept 30, 2004  Sucess!

After a nice hike through Desolation Wilderness, I summited Pyramid Peak. Beautiful weather and an incredible view from the summit, made for a great day!

Trail Dog - Oct 4, 2005 6:12 pm

Route Climbed: Rocky Canyon Date Climbed: October 2, 2005  Sucess!

Nice hike. Cloudy day though. The summit was engulfed in clouds within minutes of my arrival. Luckily I got a few pictures before my view was obscured. Cold and windy on the ridge.


ClimbingJunkie - Sep 7, 2005 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Lake Sylvia Date Climbed: September 7 2005  Sucess!

Wow what a butt kicker!! 2000 feet of elevation gain in less then a mile once you reach the lake!! Great views, will do it again at least twice this season!!

SECOND ASCENT: September 21,2005. Climbed from Lake Sylvia again but this time combined with a traverse to Agassiz and Price. Great Day.


davis13 - Jul 25, 2005 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Climbed the east face from Horsetail falls in August. Found my way up the coliour and scrambled around to the south ridge. Big mistake was that I didn't take enough water and there is no water on the south shoulder in August. Was seriously dehydrated when I got back down to Pyramid Lake and 2 hikers pumped some water for me. Lesson learned....bought a Camel Back and a filter.

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