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Desolation triple crown

Postby Gazelle » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Yesterday I did the Desolation triple crown Pyramid, Agassiz and Price in one day solo (as a woman not that it matters)14.5 miles. Started from Lyons creek trailhead at 7 am clear and cold, continued up till I thought it was a good place to jump off to contour around peak 8662 as to avoid going up the Lake Sylvia talus, notch. Was not to be, ended up at Lake Sylvia so up the talus I went not bad at all. Then took the west side up Pyramid stopping to look at the bowl as to where I might cross from east to west. Made pyramid at 10:45 and left at 11 after pictures and a hunt of how to cross from the east side to the west on the ridge as some talk of exposed class 3-4 which I did not want to do alone but also did not want to go back the way I came and go under the cliffs into the bowl. So down the NE side of pyramid, decided to give a look at a potential chute looked good to me compared to the alternatives I was not sure about, not to difficult but very slippery. Down to the granite slabs via talus and boulders. Choose the slabs over a talus, boulder ridge, I think it worked out well. Over to Agassiz. Up the chute then up to the summit block little nervous as I was alone. Agassiz top at 12:40. Left top of Agassiz at 1pm and contoured over to price missed the summit the first try but got a great view on to the summit of Price by 1:30. Took pictures and looked at the potential route of my next trip in this area Pyramid, Agassiz, Price, Jacks, Dicks, and Tallac in a day coming in at Rocky creek trailhead and exiting mt tallac trail about 16-17 miles (or there abouts). Anyway left Price at 1:45 and contoured down and around through more talus, boulders and slabs to Lyons lake (beautiful) to trail, back to truck at 4:15. Awesome day Clock on pictures a hour off.
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NE side of pyramid looking down
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the chute I came down from east side to west
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Followed the slabs in the bowl
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From below Agassiz up through that chute
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Agassiz summit block
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Price from Agassiz
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Price from 1/2 way from agassiz
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Agassiz and pyramid from price
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Lyons lake looking up those are not price or Agassiz
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Talus lake sylvia
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Re: Desolation triple crown

Postby JMat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:38 pm

Great report... Thanks for bringing us along. That hike has been on my bucket list for a long time but have never gotten around to it.
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Re: Desolation triple crown

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:37 am

Yuberiver wrote:Yesterday I did the Desolation triple crown Pyramid, Agassiz and Price in one day solo (as a woman not that it matters)14.5 miles.


I was impressed the first time I read this report. It wasn't until yesterday that Sport pointed out to me you are a woman (not that it matters). I must have missed that the first time I read the report and just assumed you were a man.

Looking at your times...did you run up the Lyons creek trail? Sport and I did this hike clockwise from Lyons lake to Lyons lake earlier this summer. We dropped down into the bowl between Aggasiz and Pyramid. That was a very challenging day hike!

Your planned hike up Rock Canyon to Pyramid, Aggasiz, Price, Jacks, Dicks and Tallac is very ambitious! Good Luck! We hope to knock out Jacks and Dicks sometime this fall, but it might have to be with snowshoes! :)

Thanks for the report.

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Re: Desolation triple crown

Postby Gazelle » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:19 am

Looks like snowshoes unless it gets warm for awhile got 1 foot plus at donner summit by kingvale. Snowshoes sometimes makes these things easier (no talus/scree)!
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Re: Desolation triple crown

Postby Phil B. » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:29 am

Great pictures and report. Thanks
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Re: Desolation triple crown

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks for sharing. Great time to be out in Deso.

I've done Pyramid and Price on separate trips and would love to string it all together.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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