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Ascent of Pyramid Peak on 2008-09-09

Climber: TJ Burr

Others in Party:Brent Wessel
Date:Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pyramid Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14018 ft / 4272 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the more dangerous Colorado 14ers with steep exposures and loose rock. The peak was crumbling rock by rock as we climbed. Every few minutes we heard boulders crashing off the vertical face. The summit was narrow. Passed close to mountain goats. Spectacular scenery.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4438 ft / 1353 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Maroon Lake  9580 ft / 2919 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 0 Minutes



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