Desolation triple crown
Posted: 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.