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Megamidal Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Northeast Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13
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Pyramidal Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Description

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.

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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.
TR Jul 24, 2014
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
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. Aug 4, 2009
Actually the poster meant to say that Pyramid Peak lies East of the Maroon Bells Jun 6, 2006

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