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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pyramid Peak, Elk Mt Range: 14,013 ft

Pyramid Peak is a 14,018 foot peak in the Northeast Ridge of the Elk Mountains.  The summit is called Pyramid peak because it resembles a ragged square pyramid and is visible from a valley north of Aspen along the canyon of Maroon Creek. This peak has an elevation gain of 4,500 feet and begins at the Maroon Lake trailhead.
The peak has steep slopes, loose rock, and exposed ledges, putting it in the Class 4 "technical" peak category. The round-trip length from trailhead to the summit and back is 8 miles.
The exposure of Pyramid Peak is rated as 4/6, meaning that there is a more serious exposure that could result in serious injury if you fall. Moving past many areas will require some scrambling or short technical moves.

Good Luck on your Hiking Adventures!

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