Elevation: 14,018 ft
GPS: 39.071, -106.95 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Furthermore on Sep 10, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Pyramid Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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Northwest Ridge
Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13
 40
Northeast Ridge
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northwest Ridge
 12
Alpine
Northeast Ridge
 40
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13 Trad, Alpine
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