Pyramid Peak (California)

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Pyramid Peak
Pyramid Peak Winter.jpg
Pyramid Peak as seen from near Mount Ralston: the summit route goes up the left ridge.
Highest point
Elevation 9,985 ft (3,043 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 2,583 ft (787 m) [4]
Listing Sierra Peaks Section[1]
Tahoe OGUL Peak List[2]
Coordinates 38°50′42″N 120°09′28″W / 38.845021917°N 120.157900103°W / 38.845021917; -120.157900103Coordinates: 38°50′42″N 120°09′28″W / 38.845021917°N 120.157900103°W / 38.845021917; -120.157900103[3]
Location El Dorado County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Pyramid Peak
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[1]

Pyramid Peak is a mountain in the California's Sierra Nevada in the Crystal Range to the west of Lake Tahoe. It is the highest point in the Desolation Wilderness.[4] With an elevation gain of almost 4,100 feet (1,250 m), the Rocky Canyon route is the mountain's most popular approach although it is very arduous. To the east, at the base of the peak, lies Pyramid Lake.


  1. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Tahoe OGUL Peak List". Western State Climbers. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Pyramid". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  4. ^ a b "Pyramid Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
Pyramid Peak from the east

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[[Category:Mountains of El Dorado County, California]]