DHS Aug 25, 2018

Pyramid Peak

"Located at the southern end of the Crystal Range, at 9,983 feet Pyramid Peak is the alpha peak in California’s Desolation Wilderness Area. Named after it’s unmistakable shape, from a distance it looks like a huge granite pyramid. Pyramid Peak is a prominent Tahoe landmark, which can be seen from as far away as the Coastal Range, and on clear days it can be clearly seen from Sacramento, almost 100 miles away." - summitpost.org

Rocky Canyon/South East Ridge : Class 2

"This is the shortest and most direct route up Pyramid Peak. It also has the most elevation gain of any climb in the Tahoe area at 4,083 feet of gain. Since it is the shortest way to the top, it is also the most popular, so arrive early due to limited parking at the trailhead. From the trailhead, which is nothing more than a turn out off Highway 50 between Strawberry and Twin Bridges follow a steep use trail up to about 8,000 feet. From there the route becomes obvious when the summit area comes into view." - summitpost.org

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