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Ascent of Pyramid Peak on 2013-06-29

Climber: David Kensiski

Others in Party:Steve Goldsmith
Asa Goldsmith
Nick Heyer
Eric Kensiski
Jeff Peck
Justis Whalen
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pyramid Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9983 ft / 3042 m

Ascent Trip Report

Boy Scout trip. Traveled E from Lake Sylvia, then did a frontal attack to the S to attain the W ridge. Ascended ridge to the peak. Took hikers' advice to descend the ridge to the saddle before peak 8662, then follow a path down to the lake from the saddle. But started descending early, a bit E of the saddle, which cost us an easy but fairly exposed traverse across a rock face. Reached the trail and followed it down, arriving back at camp late afternoon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1800 ft / 548 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:W ridge
    Trailhead:Lake Sylvia  8183 ft / 2494 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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