Northeast Ridge - Class 4
I have climbed Pyramid twice now. Once in August of 2009 with Kristi and another with Jim and Mike in September of 2018. This gallery is a best of from both trips.
From Maroon Lake the round trip is 8.5 miles and 4800 vertical and takes about 9 hours including an hour of summit time.
Here is a link for the GPX file from the climb. Looks like my GPS got a little confused in the Amphitheather
From Maroon Lake the round trip is 8.5 miles and 4800 vertical.
We started hiking at 5:35am
Nice light on the Bells
Jim reaches the amphitheater
Snow made the Amphitheater fun. Without snow the Amphitheater is tedious.
Amazing views of Snowmass and Capitol as we climbed the gully to the ridge
The Bells didn't look so bad either
Alex eyeing the route ahead
The ridge is where the fun starts. Jim excited for the climb
Kristi on Leap of Faith
Climbing Pyramid is all about traversing and climbing ledges. Kristi on the 'Cliff Traverse'
Mike and Jim
Kristi on the Green Wall
The Green Wall is steep but not difficult.
Be careful not to knock rocks on climbers below you. Both times I have climbed Pyramid there have been potentially deadly rockfall triggered by climbers and goats.
Mike counting ledges to the summit
The Bells from the summit
Snowmass, Capitol etc.
Thunder Pyramid to the south
Alex and Jim ready to head down
Mike Walking the summit
Mike down climbing ledges
A little dusting of snow
Mike down climbing the Green Wall
Back along the 'Cliff Traverse'
Can't get enough of this view
Mike and Jim getting ready to descend the steep gully
Like I said before... snow in the Amphitheater is fun
Jim wishing he was glisading
Great views of Sievers from the Amphitheater
I don't think I have ever climbed a mountain in this valley without seeing a goat. This guy was especially friendly
Obligatory Bells shot