Ascent of Pyramid Peak on 2012-01-15
|Others in Party:||Richard Biegel|
BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, January 15, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6703 ft / 2043 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis peak, while challenging, is not as bad as it looks from the highway. The southeast ridge appears to get some use, as a trail is visible for most of the ascent (once on the main ridge).
There is nice paved parking area just off the south side of 190 where the topo shows a road going to old trailer park. This is also about the highest point of the highway in the area.
On our ascent we chose to go up the southeast slope of the 4600+' sub peak on the ridge. We were able to find relatively solid routes up it. On the other side of that summit, the ridge dropped down about 40 feet to a nice saddle. On the way back we would descend directly from the saddle. It's a little more direct, but on considerably looser terrain.
Beyond that saddle, there was usually a trail, though following the ridge was usually easy except for a few places where it got choppy. There the trail helped us decide which side of the ridge to take.
The views from the summit were incredible.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3793 ft / 1155 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3793 ft / 1155 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10.3 mi / 16.6 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3743 ft / 1140 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3643 ft / 1111 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Loss on way in:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||SE ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Parking area on S side of 190 3060 ft / 932 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3693 ft / 1125 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 3643 ft / 1111 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Gain on way out:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||SE ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Parking area on S side of 190 3060 ft / 932 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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