Pyramid Peak Climber's Log

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birdhead - Sep 26, 2008 1:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2008

Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Parked at the turnout just beyond the point where the creek crosses the road. The trail was about 100 yards east along hwy 50 on the east side of the creek and was very easy to follow the whole way to the summit. The views of the surrounding area are great.


SFMountaineer - Sep 2, 2008 10:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Southeast face via Echo Lakes Dayhike  Sucess!

Started the hike by taking the ferry around 9:30 AM. The approach to Lake of the Woods didn't feel too long. Don't underestimate the cross country portion through Desolation Valley, we sure did. Lots of route finding, dead ends, ups and downs, sides to sides, steep, toe crunching granite, and bouldering. The climb up the east wall above Pyramid Lake wasn't bad. We intended to curve around the peak and use the South slope to summit, but we climbed too high and ended up bouldering across and up the class 3 southeast face. By the time we made it to the south slope we were pretty much at the top. It felt pretty expose but the rocks were big enough that I felt safe, albeit full of adrenaline. If you like bouldering, go for it. It was 3:15pm by the time we left the summit, and we used our intended route back. Getting back to the trail took a long time, we missed the ferry back, and we made it back to the car at 9:30 pm with no headlamps and no moon (I used my iPhone's screen to illuminate the trail). Quite an adventure.


jboldt1971 - Aug 21, 2008 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1995

East Ridge  Sucess!

With JB and the late great TW. Miss you buddy.


edevart - Aug 4, 2008 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

East Face via Pyramid Lake  Sucess!

With K and the dog. Via Horsetail Falls and "the Lakes". Camped around 9000 feet on a shelf above Pyramid Lake. Then direct up the EAst face and down the Southeast ridge. Either route is a fairly straight forward boulder hop.

I was unable to find a summit register.


superproracer - Jun 15, 2008 6:10 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2008

Rock Canyon Creek Route  Sucess!

Mark, Kurt and I departed the car at 7:00 pm. Near full moon. We made the summit at 11:30 pm. Departed the summit at midnite. Back to the car at 3:30 am. Very fun, especially at night. We did see some of Desolation illuminated by the light of the moon, but most of the time it was clouded over.


kovarpa - Apr 15, 2008 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

SE ridge  Sucess!

Ski trip with V. Fun skiing from the summit, heavy snow lower down, last couple hundred feet dry as a bone...


soslaw - Apr 7, 2008 11:48 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008

South East Ridge

Spring ski tour. Ascended via Horsetail Falls. Descent via Rocky canyon. Upper south slope was a little boney but you could still ski a continuous line down the south slope from the summit.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 9, 2008 10:42 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Skied from the summit.

requiem - Jan 23, 2008 2:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Brutal  Sucess!

first ascent was via Horsetail Falls, and by far the hardest climb i had done at that point; out of 7 to start, only 4 of us made it, and we all ran out of water just after we reached the falls on the way back. second ascent was via Rocky Canyon 7/15/07. we attempted to ascend after the first snow on 12-23-07 but were shut down by waist-deep powder and dwindling daylight.


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

We started from the TH at the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, traversed off-trail and summited via the east ridge of Pyramid Peak. Descended southward and hit on Rocky Canyon Trail back to Twin Bridges TH.


tombcronin - Oct 17, 2007 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2006

From Lyons Creek  Sucess!

Long beautiful day


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005

Lake Sylvia  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Lyons Creek Trailhead. Pretty strenuous day, lots of mosquitoes on my way back to the car as the light faded.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 2, 2007 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the West ridge from Lake Sylvia, then descended the Northeast face to the notch below. Then Downclimbed onto the west side of the Crystal Range crest from the notch (a small class 3 section), and began our traverse over to Mt. Agassiz along the ridge. Nobody around all day (surprising considering it was Labor Day weekend), some clouds and wind but overall a great day!

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 1, 2007 2:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1995

Lyons Creek TH  Sucess!

Came up from the Lyons Creek TH but broke off cross country just after entering the wilderness. Nice scramble up.

Sierra Scrambler 30

Sierra Scrambler 30 - Aug 26, 2007 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Pyramid Peak  Sucess!

Started our hike up HorseTail Falls at 0615. The falls were incredible. Then scrambled our way up to Pyramid Peak. We reached the summit around 1100. Smoke made our visibility poor. Spent about an hour at the summit, then headed out.

sax_man - Aug 16, 2007 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Rocky Canyon  Sucess!

Got off to a rough start, but it was a great hike overall. The route map I had showed the trail head on the west side of the creek. Spent a half-hour bouldering in the creek before I finally came across the trail on the east side. The meadows along the creek are beautiful and view from the top is awesome.


WeatherMan - Jul 11, 2007 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2001

Climbed it on a whim  Sucess!

If you dont mind some off-trail scrambling and bushwacking... this signature peak is one to remember, you can see it from everywhere, and it's quite a rewarding climb

Mtn. Escape

Mtn. Escape - Jul 5, 2007 12:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Route Climbed: West Ridge from Lake Sylvia  Sucess!

Great day! Very mellow and pretty hike to Lake Sylvia. Wild flowers and butterflies galore. Not a bad little scramble from the lake to the summit. Gorgeous views all around from the summit. Lake Aloha is especially lovely. Can see some charred hilltop toward Fallen Leaf Lake from the Angora Fire (started June 24, 2007).


Kerstin - Jun 24, 2007 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Rocky Canyon route  Sucess!

Hiked this route with Made in Tahoe. In spite of the 4000-foot elevation gain I didn't find this route to be as hard as I expected. This canyon is a botanical wonder, and the weather was in the low seventies and it was breezy. In fact, the wind was so strong on the final talus ridge that it was hard to stand up. The wind was so loud I wished I'd had ear plugs. My back actually started to hurt from bracing muscularly against the wind. But it was calm on the summit and the marmots were ravenous (no, I didn't feed them). What a view! I'll be back up there soon!

highice - Feb 8, 2007 4:01 pm

nice solo  Sucess!

camped with my buddy. she wasn't into hiking in triple didgit temps so I went it alone up a north west aspect. lots of staircase scrambling.

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