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Ascent of Pyramid Peak on 2014-09-14

Climber: David Anderson

Date:Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pyramid Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9983 ft / 3042 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great ascent. Started out a Pyramid Creek trailhead. Took trail to wilderness boundary. Scrambled up the boulders alongside Horsetail Falls. A few class 4/3 moves to get through. Cut east around hills toward Gefo Lake. Then, up the couloir to gain the ridge. There are some fun moves in there too. No gear needed. Cut southwest to gain the ridge (not struggling up the scree). Up the ridge - at first the easiest part of the hike. Then, .5 mile boulder hopping up to the peak. Really windy. Descent takes as long to go up. Gorgeous scenery the whole time - don't take it for granite... ;-p
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3863 ft / 1177 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Very Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3863 ft / 1177 m
    Route:via Horsetail Falls
    Start Trailhead:Pyramid Creek Trailhead  6120 ft / 1865 m
Descent Statistics



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