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The Pyramid - 3

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -753' -229 m
High: 11,966' 3,647 m
Low: 11,213' 3,418 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 58% (30°)
Max Slope: 68% (34°)
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Trail shared by J. Bella

A steep and technical mountaineering route.

J. Bella
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Wilderness area—no mechanized equipment, drones etc.

Need to Know

This route requires rappelling down an 80'+ cliff.

Description

This is the middle line on the geologic feature known as The Pyramid: the eastern point on Fairview Mountain's west-east running ridge. A rappel requiring advanced climbing knowledge and experience is the apex of this line. Drop in from the top of the What's Mine Ascent and carefully make your way along the treeline as you approach the cliff in the middle of the slope. Find an anchor and set up your rappel, which descends a narrow gash in the cliff band.

Once down below the cliff, the fun isn't over yet; there's a broad slope leading to another cliff band with a few skiable chutes between the rocks. Find the one you like and drop in, make a few turns on the lower apron into a basin contained by an ancient glacial moraine deposit.

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What's Yours from the top of the K9 Couloir
Jan 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Dogs chillin, getting ready to ride What's Mine, April 26th, 2017
Jan 10, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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