Rio Grande Pyramid Climber's Log

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Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Aug 22, 2017 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2017

Big Pile of Rocks  Sucess!

Beautiful area. Big pile of rocks though...
Do yourself a favor and DO NOT descend via the south side toward the Window. It's a mess. Rather, descend via the standard route and then traverse over to the Window. BTW: I lost a Garmin GPS on the south side about 100 ft below the summit. Thank you!

Gareth

Gareth - Aug 17, 2017 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017

#2  Sucess!

I returned after thirteen years to climb RGP again. It was nice to come back. This visit was more lighthearted than the last...

seano

seano - Sep 20, 2016 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2016

Weminuche trail  Sucess!

A fun hike/run from Rio Grande Reservoir on a perfect fall day. I visited the Window first, then stayed high to intersect the standard route near the base of the summit talus-cone. This is much faster/easier than doing the two as separate out-and-backs. Trip report.

triyoda

triyoda - Aug 9, 2016 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

Solitude  Sucess!

Mountain to myself on a typical San Juan's day.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 25, 2013 1:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

nice hike  Sucess!

solo with duchess, the streams were huge after all the rain and floods Colorado got. What happened to the Indian summer.
We did first Window Peak, then window and let the pyramid for the last hike. The trail was super muddy lower down and snowy higher up.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

Smoky  Sucess!

Very sad, ash on tent and smoke in air from fires near Pagosa Springs.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Sep 4, 2012 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Centennial Finisher  Sucess!

Finished Colorado's Highest 100 Peaks with an ascent of this peak on 9.2.12. My friends Kevin and Sarah also finished together with me, and our friends Kevin, Caroline, Joe, Keegan, Kimo and Kelly came along to join in the celebration. It was a nice milestone to hit on my (hopefully) very long peak climbing career!

km_donovan

km_donovan - Sep 2, 2012 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

Weminuche Pass   Sucess!

One of the coolest summit views in Colorado.

MountainGeno

MountainGeno - Aug 4, 2012 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Epic  Sucess!

This climb was one of my personal favorites! Would love to return one day and get a chance to do the Window as well.

theREALCarpeDM

theREALCarpeDM - May 28, 2012 6:29 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

standard approach  Sucess!

Hiked in and camped 5/26. 5/27 - Went to 13,278, then 13,261, then up RGP, and hiked out. (sarcasm alert!) Good thing I carried in the axe and snowshoes. (end sarcasm alert) 13,261 had a fun summit!

utclimber - Jul 16, 2011 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

Standard Route  Sucess!

I climbed Rio Grande Pyramid starting from the Weminuche TH, and also PT 13287 from the saddle. RT time was about 9:20.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 10, 2011 10:02 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2011

From Weminuche Pass  Sucess!

Along with 13,278 - amazing, remote valley!

mattpayne11

mattpayne11 - Feb 4, 2011 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Cold day - great trip  Sucess!

Climbed with my dad. Amazing trip - full of MUSHROOMS :-)

See lots of mushroom photos from the trip HERE

jrf

jrf - Jul 14, 2009 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

RGP and the Window  Sucess!

Amazing place. This will be one of my most memorable climbs. The peak itself has some loose spots but the views and the remoteness more than make up for it. One of the very best in Colorado.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 3, 2008 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

Twice  Sucess!

11/17/07 - Were were lucky to be able to do this hike so late in the season. The lack of snow was odd, but we took advantage of it and backpacked into the Rincon La Vaca drainage. From high camp we made a loop over UN 13017, "Window Peak", Rio Grande Pyramid, UN 13278 & UN 13261. Long day in a remote, magical kind of place.

1/19/18 - Solo hike up the standard route. Very dry but I did need snowshoes below treeline. Returned via ridge over "Fools Pyramid", UN 13,261 and Simpson Mountain.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Oct 27, 2007 11:27 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007

Via 13,278  Sucess!

Glen and I climbed up to the ridge to Point 12,911 and ridge hiked the whole way across to Point 13,278 up RGP East Slopes and down it's south facing couloir and over to "The Window".
Stopped multiple times. The weather was as perfect as one could wish for. NO WIND in three days!! Amazing.
This drainage and mountain are spectacular and awe-inspiring. Well worth the time to make this hike/climb.
Saw a herd of 30+ elk and two moose.

gremlin

gremlin - Oct 26, 2007 1:06 am

normal route  Sucess!

cool peak since it's off by itself

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 20, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

South Couloir (ascent); East Slopes (descent)  Sucess!

From 12724, 13017 & "Window Peak". To 13287. 14 hours roundtrip from Weminuche Trailhead.

Colonelpyat

Colonelpyat - Jul 4, 2007 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Big view  Sucess!

Went up with my dad during a backpack up Rincon La Vaca. Great view from up top. A sunrise visit to The Window was also memorable.

djilk - Aug 28, 2006 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2006

East slopes, challenging scramble  Sucess!

Climbed east slopes route from camp above Weminuche Pass. Opal Lake trail, although clearly not maintained, is still quite passable with a few scratches from the willows. This is a hike until the cone starts at 13,200', at which point it is a touchy scramble up steep, loose talus and scree. Views from the top were tremendous.

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