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Bromancing the Stone T 
Chocolate Santa S 
Christmas in July S 
Gobs of Knobs TR 
Hanz & Franz T 
Herman Connection, The T 
Hieroglyphics S 
Land 'o Lakes S 
Legend of Billy Bobby, The T 
Peppermint Patty T 
Pharaoh, The T 
Special Eddy TR 
Thin Mint S 
Walk the Line T 
Where's Poppy? S 

Pyramid Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 37.49797, -118.72015 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JimmyB on Sep 30, 2016
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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 right/east 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.

Climbing Season

For the Rock Creek area.

Weather station 20.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pyramid Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pyramid Wall:
Thin Mint   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Christmas in July   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 100'   
Chocolate Santa   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 120'   
Where's Poppy?   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 100'   
Land 'o Lakes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 100'   
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Featured Route For Pyramid Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave at the crux of "Christmas In July'

Christmas in July 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pyramid Wall
Tip toe past some tricky moves on the shared start with Chocolate Santa, then move up and right on the hand rail and into the widening crack. Lower off....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Pyramid Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pyramid and Elixir Walls Overview
Pyramid and Elixir Walls Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: Pyramid Wall Overview
BETA PHOTO: Pyramid Wall Overview
Rock Climbing Photo: The Herman Connection
The Herman Connection
Rock Climbing Photo: The Start of Hanz and Franz
The Start of Hanz and Franz
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pharaoh
The Pharaoh
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pharaoh
The Pharaoh
Rock Climbing Photo: Hieroglyphics
Rock Climbing Photo: Christmas in July
Christmas in July

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