Route to the summit of Pyramid Mountain via the north ridge.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

748

m

748

m

23

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

Pyramid Mountain is a token spectacle on the skyline over Jasper.

It’s the huge peak that rises west of town and over the popular destination Pyramid Lake.

This scrambler’s route on the north ridge is considered easy by mountaineering standards, but still requires a long day because of the approach.

It’s best approached by [biking the fire road](https://fatmap.com/routeid/1978112/Pyramid_Mountain_Approach) that climbs from Pyramid Lake. The road ends in a meadow at the base of the mountain.

Once there, leave your bike and look for a trail that climbs the ridge.

Follow it through the timberline and up steepening switchbacks to the ridge crest.

A few simple scramble moves may be required to gain the crest, but once on top, the walking becomes much easier for a little while.

The final kilometer or so steepens significantly, and you’ll alternate between steep hiking and hand-and-foot scrambling, crossing a few false summits along the way.

There is mild exposure in a few places, but no significant difficulties under dry conditions.

Once on top, you may be surprised to find a concrete slab leveling the summit.

This was once the sight of a repeater tower, but it has been removed. Sources: https://giantsgate.com/destinations/pyramid_mountain/ http://bobspirko.ca/Jasper/Pyramid/Pyramid.htm