Elevation: 9,616 ft
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.
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.