Pyramid and Booth Pinnacle (Lake Mead, NV) from N.

pics by Harlan W.S.
Dec 28, 2010

This route would be fatally hot in summer; no reliable water en route, no trails.  Trip as shown was 11.9 miles, 3900' accumulated elevation gain.
Booth and Pyramid can be climbed class 2+; we chose routes that had class 3 and small class 4 sections.

These mountains can also be approached from Boathouse Cove Road.

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24k topo of route, with GPS track.  
Note the 20m contour interval.
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Google Earth synthetic view from NNE.
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Google Earth synthetic view from NW.
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View SW to Sentinel, as  we are
about to enter Pinto Valley.
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We came up the "barrel" route; this stretch
(class 4) can be avoided.
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We crested the ridge at 2850', just
as a herd of sheep ran off.. Pyramid is
visible at L.
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View NW as we near the western
edge of the loop.
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We start up the W ridge of Pyramid.
This route is more challenging thn the
normal access.
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Muddy Mt in the distance.
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View ESE to the shoulder of Pyramid.
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Luba on edge. Charleston is visible
in distance.
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Near the top, buig cliffs on S side.
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View to Booth Pinnacle; Bonelli is
across Lake Mead.
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Famous apple pose, with Guardian
in back.
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View N; Redstone Pks at R.
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Arrogance!
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Heading down Pyramid to Booth.
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View back at Pyramid.
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The slog up the NW side of Booth;
we look for the least loose rock.
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Class 3 gully for the W route.
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Luba pops over class 4 wall.
I walked around the corner, class 2
with exposure.
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On top of Booth. view NNW;
Muddy in back.
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Ed downclimbs class 4 wall.
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Luba balances on class 4 wall.
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Alteration rocks in the volcanics.
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Back to the gravelly, pleasant wash
for trip out.
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We arrive at top of ridge, now
the trip is mainly downhill.
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Sun is on the Bitter Ridge to N, as we
cross the E end of Pinto Valley.