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 Peak:  Pyramid Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Cool Hand Luke
 Date of Information:  06/25/2011
 Date Posted:  06/27/2011
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Pyramid is in great condition for a mixed climb. The snow starts about 2 miles from Maroon Lake and the basin is almost completely covered. The couloir leading to the ridge has great snow too.

After gaining the ridge it is a mix of snow with small rock sections; be very mindful about cornices when traversing. After gaining the ridge the rest of the route is exposed to direct sunlight starting at sunrise so an early start is advisable. The last 400 feet to the summit is mostly on rock and went by fast. I stashed my snowshoes early on and did not need them, they might be useful in the basin depending on start time. PM me if you have any questions about the route or conditions.



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