Ascent of Pyramid Mountain on 1995-09-18
|Date:||Monday, September 18, 1995|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hitchhiking|
| Elevation:||2763 m / 9065 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFresh from a romp through the Colorado Rockies, I hitchhiked to Jasper for some season closure, hoping to get a nice day or two. I did get some nice weather - and got the chance to climb Pyramid Mountain.
This is a long day; I benefitted from renting a mountain bike and doing the approach road on the bike. The scrambling route bored me a bit, so I deviated from it and ended getting into some fairly exposed terrain. The summit cone is strewn with big boulders, it felt endless and my footing was, I remember, precarious. A great day out, summit views included Robson, Mt. Edith Cavell and other giants, plus numerous front ranges peaks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1600 m / 5249 ft|
| Trailhead:||Jasper 1163 m / 3816 ft|
| Grade/Class:||moderate to difficul|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||6 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
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