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rocketsredglareNorth Rib
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


If Tyndall had more than ribs and a spine I'd kick it in the balls! Under estimated the summit and the time. Got to the top but about 500 feet away from the actual 'summit'. After getting a little off route on the rib and making my own 5.5 route to the top and then having to figure out how to get the F off the thing at 4:30 in the afternoon I missed the summit. Will I go back? Rough call right now, still a little hurt that it played so hard to get with me. If I do go back I'll wine and dine it over two days instead of one and then get it on for sure!
Posted Aug 28, 2006 2:56 am

mdashNorthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


4th of July hike from Shepherd Pass. Raced up the rocks to the top as best I could and back down but didn't beat the mild hailstorm and later, light rain. What a lot of *&(&%)()& rocks! Shredded my fingertips. Best view: Looking at Mt. Keith. Glad I did Williamson the day before, as it was shrouded in clouds when I viewed it from Tyndall's summit.
Posted Jul 29, 2006 10:48 pm

michaelyoblonskiWest Face
Date Climbed: May 31, 2006


Took the west slope to the top ridge with Quadaxial. The ridge can be tricky for the unprepared. I'd reccommend taking the North rib and having a much closer shot at the summit. I Made it as far as anyone could in those conditions but no cigar so, I'll be returning to this one for an 'official' summit.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:23 pm

hkutukFirst time at 14K  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


I have been wanting to see the Sierra and Paul and Keith were planning on spending a week there climbing their remaining 14ers. I joined them for Mt Tyndall, which supposedly has the worst approach among all 14ers. It was long up and down in the heat, and the trail just wanders back and forth with looong switchbacks, quite the contrast to typical N. Cascades trails. Stayed at Anvil Camp and climbed the North Rib the next day. The top of the rib was still under snow forcing us to use crampons.
Splendid views from the summit, whish I knew what I was looking at. Ran out of food coming down and felt like crap. I dedicated my first Sierra climb on Father's Day to my late father. I hope to come back for more technical climbs in the Sierra.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 2:50 am

physicsnorth rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006


climbed with fbagni; his heart computer says he burned 13,000 calories going up and down, felt more like 18,000 for me. no cute girls on the trail this time but the mountains were looking good. north rib is overrated - bring a rope and do something more fun if you go. but either way, the view from the top is spectacular.
Posted Jul 11, 2006 3:09 am

Fred BagniNorth Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Fred Bagni

Had a good time with Physics. Nice weather. Conditions were excellent. No need for crampons or ice axe. The trail was not as bad as I had feared.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:30 pm

QuadaxialDeceptive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2006


Long approach hike, but easy to the top, but the last bit of summit ridge is very time consuming and tricky. Definitely plan on spending some time on the top.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 6:21 am

RickFNorth Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006


We got all psyched up for Williamson the day before but the Tyndall's North Rib turned out to be more of a challenge. Great weather, calm on the summit. A short but sweet glissade on the bottom section of the descent.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 12:12 am

Matt WorsterNorth Rib from Shepherd Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Matt Worster

Came over after Williamson and started the Rib. Easy and very enjoyable Class 2/3. ~100 ft of steep snow at top we crossed with axes, no crampons. I recommend the Rib over the NW ridge, don't get intimidated by the 3rd class rating!
Posted Jun 27, 2006 5:37 pm

tb00957Tyndall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005
Posted Jun 21, 2006 10:52 pm

bcinlas4Mt Tyndall summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006


Started out from trail head at 7am. First stream crossing was hi and fast. We removed our boots for this one. All the other crossings were walk overs. Tourist pace, reached Anvil camp around 4pm. Set up camp for the night. No mosquitos this time of year. Out of camp at 8am. Trail was un-clear out of Anvil. We ended up way to the left and had to do alot of boulder hopping. Totally missed pothole. Headed straight for the pass and kicked our steps to the top. Crampons and treking poles only. Brought our axes but never used them the whole trip. As stated before, route finding through Anvil was difficult. Reached top of pass at 1pm. Set off for Tyndall. Cut across snow field to the north of the NW ridge route. Gained the ridge boout 1/3 of the way up. We then crossed the ridge to the large snow chute to the west of the ridge. Kicked our way to the top. Removed our crampons and climbed the rest of the way, 3rd class. On top by 4:15. Took some pictures and headed down. Decended the north face plunge stepping about 1/2 way down then sat on our butts and slid the rest of the way. Reached the pass at 6pm. Slid down the pass, found the trail through Pothole and was back at camp by 8pm. Rested up and left for the car the next day at 9am. Back at the car at 1:15pm. Great trip, counted 59 switchbacks to the first saddle. Perfect weather. Perfect snow conditions for the time of day that we were on them, didn't posthole once. We'll do Williamson some other day.
Posted Jun 4, 2006 11:00 pm

Mountain JimRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: June 22, 1979  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1979

Mountain Jim

Nice climb from a camp below Sheperd's Pass.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 5:17 am

Augie MedinaNorth Rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

Augie Medina

Were camped at Anvil Camp. Went to Shepherd's Pass and oh my how close the summit looked when you know it isn't that close. But we eventually got there.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 2:14 am

BaurMichaelRoute Climbed: Shepards Pass Date Climbed: September 25, 2005
Solo attempt:

Turned around due to deep powder snow at about 13900 ft on the North Rib Route,

Attempted the Nothwest Ridge and turned around 13950ft, due to powder snow and an approaching storm.
Posted Dec 27, 2005 4:58 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: Aug-14-05  Sucess!


Did the North Rib as an alternate peak on Day 10 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. The north rib is a very easy class 3 all the way to the summit ridgeline.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:31 pm

legomanRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 9/6/05  Sucess!
Tyndall was my first 14er. I climbed it with my dad and a broken wrist ( in cast ). I am only 13
Posted Oct 14, 2005 11:21 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: July 28, 1985  Sucess!


From Shepherd Pass Trail.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 6:40 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: NW Gully/NW Ridge Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed with my buddy Brian. Nice summit. Only one tricky part on the NW Ridge, but the footing is solid. We glissaded the NW gully on the descent to save time.

Route Climbed: NW Gully/NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2002 Denied!
Had to turn around at the top of the northwest gully due to weather. I know, I was so close, but I didn't know that at the time.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:53 am

derekp62Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 6, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with my 13 year old son. His first 14'r. Decended the south side and around lake WL3645 and back to Shepards Pass. Nice 12 hour day!
Posted Sep 10, 2005 8:46 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: August 14th, 2005  Sucess!


Enjoyed the long class 3 slabs with really comfortable holds which got me away from any loose rock. Last day of the Sierra Challenge, did this instead of Junction.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 5:02 pm

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