Pyramid Peak

Elevation (feet): 7,182
Elevation (meters): 2,189
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.674753
Longitude: -121.146069
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1931
First successful climber(s): William Degenhardt, Herbert Strandberg
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Marblemount

Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.

Pyramid Peak is a towering rock pyramid located within North Cascades National Park and is one of several peaks that form a crescent around Colonial Glacier. Travelers look up from the Diablo Lake overlook along the North Cascades Highway and can view it among the Pyramid Peak/Pinnacle Peak/Paul Bunyan's Stump/Colonial Peak group. Access from the Pyramid Lake Trail, from the lake locate and follow a climber's path up the long ridge to the base of Pyramid Peak, then traverse under steep cliffs on the east side that are prone to slides. Ascend to the saddle between Pyramid Peak and Pinnacle Peak. Walk up an easy slope from the saddle to the summit. The panoramic vista from the summit includes the Picket Range across the valley of the Skagit River, Pinnacle Peak, Colonial Peak, Paul Bunyan's Stump, and distant views to Jack, Hozomeen, Shuksan, Baker, and other giants of the North Cascades. The first ascent was made by William Degenhardt and Herbert Strandberg on 7/30/1931.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for information on the more challenging North Face of Pyramid Peak, and also the Northwest Buttress route.

Thanks to Ronald James for this description.