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Bromancing the Stone T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chocolate Santa S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Christmas in July S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gobs of Knobs TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hanz & Franz T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Herman Connection, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hieroglyphics S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Land 'o Lakes S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Legend of Billy Bobby, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Peppermint Patty T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pharaoh, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Special Eddy TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Thin Mint S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Walk the Line T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Where's Poppy? S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Elevation: 9,500 ft
GPS: 37.498, -118.72 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JimmyB on Sep 30, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This Southeast facing wall is located ~250 meters up and left of Elixir Wall. Look for the large pyramid shaped roof in the middle of the wall. This excellent hang sits at 9500’ and gets sun until mid-afternoon. There are some shady nooks that provide relief for the belayer on the hottest of days. Prime season is early spring to late fall. As of October 2016, all hardware is bomber Fixe 1/2” stainless steel bolts and hangers.

Getting There

Begin the approach as for Elixir Wall or 4:20 Wall. Park 0.8 mile up from Gong Show parking at a pull out. From parking, walk to the creek and go downstream along obvious trail beside creek. Follow trail for ~150 meters/ 90 seconds to a tree that spans the creek. If you succumb to the temptation to cross Rock Creek early, you will bushwhack. After crossing at the tree, the trail turns right thru the forest. Once you break out of the trees, you will see Elixir Wall directly above you, and Pyramid Wall up and left. From here, there are two options. 1. Continue straight up the hill. It is best to stay left of the talus field and roughly follow the right edge of the sparse juniper forest. The large talus field is still a little immature and wobbly. 2. Approach as for Elixir Wall, then diagonal up and left hillside to Pyramid Wall. Allow 20-30 minutes.

During periods of high spring run off, the river crossing may be submerged. If this is the case, continue up Rock Creek Road to the Pallisade Group Campground. Park in the public parking. Walk down the road past the campground. Stay right at the fork. At cabin #23, just past the stone wall, pick up a trail that parallels the creek. This trail leads directly to the trail described above. This way skips the river crossing but adds ~5-10 minutes/ ¼ mile to the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pyramid Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Thin Mint
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Christmas in July
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Chocolate Santa
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Where's Poppy?
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Land 'o Lakes
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
The Herman Connection
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thin Mint
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Christmas in July
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Chocolate Santa
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Where's Poppy?
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Land 'o Lakes
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Herman Connection
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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