Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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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.


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!


wyopeakMike - Nov 22, 2009 11:07 am

great peak  Sucess!

I hiked up to this great summit a few times when I lived in the Auburn area in the early 90's. It was my favorite peak in the Tahoe area, a fun hike and an amazing view.

dewittchris - Nov 16, 2009 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Lake Sylvia to Pyramid Peak  Sucess!

Fun hike -- I will definitely be doing this again this winter!


Drewid - Sep 15, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009

Crystal Range Trio  Sucess!

Up from Sylvia to Pyramid then along the ridge connecting Pyramid - Agassiz - Price. From Price down to Lyons Lake and then back to Sylvia. Way fun adventure of a ridge with overhangs, peaklets, knobs, pine labrynths, and views to absorb. Good times with J.A.


cdog - Aug 30, 2009 12:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

north ridge  Sucess!

last peak during the "desolation traverse" from Bayview TH at Emerald Bay. Via north ridge from Agassiz Pk.


npfisher - Aug 26, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Pyramid via Lyons creek trail  Sucess!

First time up it was a great (scary) hike. not easy for a novice hiker like myself. Wish I wore pants and gaiters. People weren't kidding when they said there wasn't a real trail past Lake Sylvia. Lucky we met up with a great bunch of hikers from placerville that led the way and knew what they were doing.


Deltakyp - Aug 15, 2009 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

3rd trip, snowshoed this time  Sucess!

My third trip, this time brought the girlfriend and some snowshoes via Lyons Creek trail and stayed at Lk. Sylvia as in previous 2 trips. Saw some disturbing 'not young or fit' skinny dippers in the a.m. as well as a CHP helo rescue on the western ridge. We scrambled up the North-Western face instead of the ridge route; better meadows north of Lake Sylvia.


fedak - Aug 10, 2009 1:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

via Lyons Creek/Sylvia Lake  Sucess!

When did this and Dicks turn into tourist routes?
20 people on the summit, no less than 4 yakking on cell phones.

Hazy summer day.
Pics are here.


pjgordon - Jun 30, 2009 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009

Lyons Creek  Sucess!

Clear sky's and cool weather made for a great day. We could see the coastal range, Hyland Peak and Mt. Rose. On the way down we gave a toast to the mountain with our new friends Gino (the sore looser football fan) and his team of ageless wonders who had also made the summit.

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