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Pyramid Peak  

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Elevation: 14,018'
Location: 39.0714, -106.95 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Furthermore on Sep 10, 2004
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Pyramid Peak as seen from the Bell Cord Couloir ac...


Pyramid Peak is a monolith that lies just [east] of the Maroon Bells that offers some moderate alpine and couloir climbs. Being in such close proximity of the Bells, Pyramid shares many of the same characteristics as the Bells, such as exposed climbs, loose rock and inadequate protection. Caution should be exercised and a helmet should always be worn. Pyramid is also a fourteener at 14,018' which can make it a popular destination. The real challenge of the peak can be conquering it in the winter.

Getting There 

Most Climbs on Pyramid Peak are from the Maroon Lake Trailhead. The trailhead can be accessed from Colorado 82 by turning west on Maroon Lake Road from Aspen. For more detailed driving instructions refer to either Roach's or Dawson's Fourteener books. Also, the access to the trailhead can be restrictive during peak hours in the summer, and a shuttle may be needed; however, if you get there early enough it shouldn't be a problem.

Climbing Season

For the Alpine Rock area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pyramid Peak:
Northwest Ridge        Alpine, Grade II   
Northeast Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13     Trad, Chipped, Alpine, 4400'   
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Mountain goat on the summit of Pyramid Peak, with ...

Northeast Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13  CO : Alpine Rock : Pyramid Peak
The Northeast Ridge is the standard summit route for Pyramid Peak. Like all routes on Pyramid, there is plenty of loose rock and tricky route finding; however, for competent rock climbers, this is an easy scramble. If you follow your nose and stay on route, the route is fairly tame. This is a fairly short climb, by 14er standards, only about 8 miles of hiking round-trip; however, there is a great deal of scree & talus hopping, making progrss slow & tedious. This is an alp...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Pyramid from the north.
BETA PHOTO: Pyramid from the north.
A family of mountain goats just a few feet below t...
A family of mountain goats just a few feet below t...
The Diving Board on Pyramid Peak.
The Diving Board on Pyramid Peak.

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By phil broscovak
Jun 6, 2006
Actually the poster meant to say that Pyramid Peak lies East of the Maroon Bells
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Aug 4, 2009
The North side routes for Pyramid Peak are accessed from the Maroon Creek Road. During the summer weekends, this road is closed to private vehicles from 9am-5pm. Additionally, from 7am - 9am, there is a $10 fee for each vehicle.

So, if you want to climb one of these peaks, plan your departure time so that you will reach the parking lot prior to 7am.
By Ryan Marsters
Jul 24, 2014
Traversed from W Maroon Pass last year. Goes at 5.4ish between Thunder and Pyramid taking reasonable bypasses. 4th to 5.easy between the rest of the peaks.
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