Peak(s):  Pyramid Peak  -  14,018 feet
Date Posted:  06/23/2010
Date Climbed:   06/21/2010
Author:  Boggy B
 Pyramid via the "Bowling alley" / NE ridge  

Photos (with descriptive captions!) for now. Thinking about a TR...

 Comments or Questions

Pyramid this weekend??
06/24/2010 04:36
Congrats on an awesome climb!! Love the pictures and the obviously crampons and ice axe would still be required for this weekend...would the way you descended be the preferred way to ascend with the melting snow? Anything I should be concerned about for this weekend?

Boggy B

Two ways to do it
06/24/2010 04:50
You could pack light, wear tennis shoes and shorts, and scramble up, avoiding the nasty snow bits past the saddle, like the only other group we encountered. Their time must have been less than 8 hours.

Or you could do what we did. Mountaineering boots, crampons, gaiters, axes. Start at 3:30 am and take in sunrise from the amphitheater. From there enjoy an incredible 1000-ft snow climb to the saddle. That snow isn‘t melting fast. We topped out at 13000‘ just as the sun hit the snow, thereby mostly avoiding the slush.

Our way takes longer but it‘s worth it if you like snow climbs. Our round trip was 14 hours.

Test every hold and you‘ll have an awesome day (assuming good weather)!


Thanks for answering a mystery...
06/24/2010 06:08
Three of us climbed Snowmass Sunday and Conundrum Tuesday, great weather in the Elks! Anyways, we car camped up Castle Creek and kept getting woke up by a critter scratching under my rear driver‘s side axle. It would run off into the bush before I could get a look at it...a porcupine sounds about right.

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.