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.
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.
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Northwest Ridge Alpine, Grade II
Northeast Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13 Trad, Chipped, Alpine, 4400'
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Megamidal Traverse 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 CO : Alpine Rock : Pyramid Peak
Start at Maroon Lake TH and hike to W. Maroon Pass. Expect some avy debris in early summer and wet trails.Route: expect constant route-finding and scrambling. Try to stay near the ridge where possible as the rest is junk. Some snow might make this a whole lot more enjoyable.Segment A: W. Maroon Pass to 13,130 (brief class 3 notches).Segment B: 13,130 to 13,180 B (brief Class 4).Segment C: 13,180 B to 13,631 (5.easy. Access the notch via a right side ledge and curl around to just above the saddle...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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