Colorado 14ers: Pyramid Peak Hike Northeast Ridge

Colorado 14ers: Pyramid Peak Hike Northeast Ridge

Colorado 14ers: Pyramid Peak Hike Northeast Ridge – Hiking in Colorado. Visit for the full route description on Pyramid Peak’s northeast ridge here –

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Welcome back to another Hiking in Colorado 14er adventure! This week’s trip takes us out to the Elk Mountains outside of Aspen. Pyramid Peak is considered to be one of the hardest 14ers in Colorado. The northeast ridge is considered to be the standard route. The hike begins at the Maroon Lake trail head and the Pyramid Peak trail veers off to the left from the main Crater Lake trail. Pyramid is rated as a Class 4 and it is recommended that you have previous class 3/4 experience before considering this mountain. The trail wanders through forests, through the amphitheater, up a 1000′ foot slope to the ridge at 13,000′, across exposed ledges and up a Class 3/4 wall to the summit at 14,018′.


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From the summit of Pyramid Peak, you get amazing views of nearby 14ers Maroon Peak, South Maroon, Snowmass, and Capitol Peak. I hope this video provides some value for you in your planning if you are considering this as a trip. The Elk Mountains are notoriously loose and dangerous. Please do your research before considering this peak.



This video shows my trip up the Northeast Ridge of Pyramid Peak.

Thanks for watching!

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  1. Tom on January 26, 2020 at 8:16 am

    are the goats dangerous? Is that dude going to try to send me cartwheeling off the top when I go?

  2. Stoney Outdoors on January 26, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Wow, great/scary views!

  3. Restless Wonderer on January 26, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Very nice video and amazing views!

  4. Tacocat Climbing on January 26, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Great video! I soloed Pyramid a few weeks ago, and it was one of my favorites! I watched a few of your older videos in preperation for a few other peaks and they were helpful. Thanks!

  5. Matthew So on January 26, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Haha what a loose pos ..
    But a cool mtn nontheless

  6. Midwest Angling on January 26, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Awaiting your capital peak hike

  7. rally618 on January 26, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Congrats on this,first time seeing this without snow.I don’t know how people climb these.Kewl you saw mountain goat.

  8. Becca where2gonext on January 26, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Wow! Thanks for the vertural tour of one of the beautiful Colorado 14ers!! So awesome! I wish I were there!

  9. Joe Schobert on January 26, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Awesome video my guy!

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