Peak(s):  Pyramid Peak  -  14,018 feet
Post Date:  09/03/2013
Date Climbed:   09/01/2013
Posted By:  djkest
Additional Members:   Chaos Penumbra

 False Start on Pyramid      

Sometimes you think you have it all figured out, and then your plans just fall apart. What then?

It everything goes according to plan, it makes things more simple. But when things start to unravel, that's what really tests your mettle. Some say that adversity builds character.

Blog Post here!

Report has:
2 HD GoPro videos
A poisonous mushroom

But lacks:
Mountain goats

And as always, I leave one photo to entice readers.

Hint: If it looks like this, you might not want to start hiking.


  • Comments or Questions

Your...     09/03/2013 23:02 captured the stunning beauty of the Maroon Bells wilderness. Good commentary, engaging TR!

Exiled Michigander

Fantastic Photos     09/03/2013 23:19
And I couldn't agree more with your overall assessment of Pyramid's difficulty. Approached with experience and respect, it is a ton of fun.

Exiled Michigander

PS     09/03/2013 23:21
And good luck on your finisher! I assume you are going to try to tackle Capitol soon?


compared to Mt Wilson?     09/03/2013 23:28
great trip report
you have me reconsidering Pyramid
I'd like to do the less risky & scary of Mt Wilson or Pyramid next summer.
I've done some of the peaks that are considered in this group, like Eolus, Sunlight, Maroon Peak, Longs, Wetterhorn, Crestones. I was okay on these though in hindsight the ledges on the face of Eolus was not a risk level I want to repeat.
I know enough about Capitol and Little Bear to know I am not willing to take the risk they offer.
What do you think of Pyramid risk compared to the ones listed above?


Compared to Mt. Wilson     09/04/2013 03:01
Thanks for reading. I personally felt that Mt. Wilson was more difficult/dangerous than Pyramid. Mt. Wilson is 95% loose rock with little exposure, and then 5% solid rock with tremendous exposure. I felt that Mt. Wilson / El Diente was the loosest stuff I have ever been on.

However, keep in mind that the last portion of Pyramid has been compared to Mt. Eolus. Short class 3 pitches and then ledges/benches, although Eolus feels more sustained. Good luck!

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