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Pyramid  


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Elevation: 7,500'
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Submitted By: Tony B on Oct 6, 2007
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  • Description 

    A fairly small flatiron that faces West. This crag is not notable from the east, which may be perhaps why it has escaped much attention or development for years. It is really only visible as a climbable wall from the West side, where it drops into Shadow Canyon.
    The rock is solid, and the climbing reasonably good, but the only route with any known history is quite easy (5.4). There are some newer routes in the area, however.

    Getting There 

    Head up Shadow Canyon from the South Mesa Trail, up the Towhee Trail, then up the Shadow Canyon Trail. As the Devil's Thumb comes into view through a clearing in the trees, so will the Pyramid, and a steep slab below it. At this point, approach as for Devil's Thumb and go slightly right (South) from there to reach the Pyramid. The approach to the Pyramid's main wall will take ~1 hour or a little more.

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    Weather station 1.9 miles from here

    1 Total Routes

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    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


    Featured Route For Pyramid
    "The route".

    Original Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CO : Flatirons : ... : Pyramid
    This is a good scramble, or perhaps lead. There are only a few moves of note on the route, but it is a pleasant jaunt and the view from up on the summit is amazing.Climb up a mostly wide crack which borders the main arete (NW corner of rock) for most of its length. I have never placed gear on this route, but it seems it would take a few pieces, particularly wider stuff....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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