Pyramid Peak 9616

Elevation: 9,616 ft
Prominence: 556

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 320 and historical information is found on page 13. Livingston Douglas climbed the South Ridge in 2016 and provided the route update. John Platt climbed the south ridge in 2018 and provided additional route information. Updated October 2018


The first recorded ascent of Pyramid Peak occurred in 1840. See page 13 in the book.

Diamond Peak. John Platt Photo

Diamond Peak. John Platt Photo

Access

Fourth of July Creek, FST-129 [(A)(2)(a) page 328] 4WD recommended.

South Ridge Route–Ascent, Class 2 by Livingston Douglas 

Date of Climb: 7/25/16. From the 9,100′ saddle south of the peak, scramble NW then N up the ridge to the summit. This is a tedious endeavor on somewhat unstable shale. It takes almost 30 minutes to cover the [just over] 1/2 mile of distance involved. You’ll pass one ID/MT Boundary Post en route and find another one on the summit.

To return to the Fourth of July Creek Road area, descend SW then S from the 9,100′ ridge saddle into a rather flat but convoluted basin that has undulations, forest, boulders, vegetation, and marshy areas. Drop to 8,300′ and contour S then SW to intersect the CDT. Follow the CDT back to the ATV road then follow the ATV road back to FSR 256 and the parking area near the large mud hole in the road.

Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report which contains more information on trail and road conditions.

John Platt’s GPS track. John measured the route as 7.5 miles with 2,335 feet of gain round trip.

John Platt’s GPS track. John measured the route as 7.5 miles with 2,335 feet of gain round trip.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

First Ascent Information:

  • First Ascent Year: 1840
  • Season: Summer
  • Route: Unknown
  • Party: Warren Ferris

Longitude: -113.78449   Latitude: 45.45501

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