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blmcclainRoute Climbed: Shepards Pass approach with North Rib variant Date Climbed: June 27th, 2004  Sucess!

blmcclain

Wow what a beautiful climb. The most rewarding to-date for me! Climbed with rgreene up the North Rib and found the friction on the slabs to be excellent. Lots of great holds on the Class three rock. Made the summit from the first lake in a casual 1.5 hr. and enjoyed the views from the top for 45 min. The views of SNP, Williamson, Whitney, and the Williamson Bowl will be etched in my mind forever. Unfortunately, so will the arduous climb up the Shepherds Pass trail! 6000+ ft. of elev. gain with 60 lbs pack and 10 hours...my quads will never forgive me!
Posted Jun 29, 2004 1:22 am

rgreeneRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: 27 June 2004  Sucess!

rgreene

Climbed the North Rib with blmcclain. Tyndall itself and the North Rib were excellent -- really enjoyed the peak, views of Williamson, sitting on the summit high point and wondering how much falling down the 2000' exposure would hurt! The North Rib climbing is great -- I stayed mostly off the slabs to the left and followed the rocky route on the right side of the rib. Pretty straightforward and enjoyable, even for a non-climber like myself. Now, Shepherd's Pass... what a monster hike in. How do people do that in 4 hours???
Posted Jun 28, 2004 4:23 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: N Rib Date Climbed: August 1975  Sucess!
This was my first 14000 foot peak.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 7:13 pm

dvsanbtRoute Climbed: north rib Date Climbed: october 11, 2003  Sucess!

dvsanbt

dayhiked from the trailhead. initially, wasn't sure about the friction on the slabs to the right of the rib, so alternated between the rib and the slabs in an attempt to find a good line. higher up, stayed mostly on the slabs - decent friction and holds for most part. gained the summit ridge at a prominent gendarme by some iffy moves (this gendarme is just north of the gendarme that is at the top of the north rib). the boulder formation defining the pinnacle is cool.
Posted Oct 12, 2003 5:40 pm

earthchicRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge and North Rib Date Climbed: July 8, 2003  Sucess!

earthchic

Northwest Ridge on the way up, North Rib down. My first 14er! :)
Posted Sep 5, 2003 2:03 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: August 25 2003  Sucess!

bennovak

2nd time up, NW ridge was the first route. Although the North Rib can appear to be a bit more intimidating from the pass, it is the way to go. It is better rock, faster, safer, and more fun. The view of Williamson from the top is incredible
Posted Aug 29, 2003 12:47 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

A leisurely and rather enjoyable day hike, Day 8 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge. I'd climbed Cardinal Mountain via Taboose Pass the day before (a register entry there had claimed that climb to be 8200+ ft of gain, which I guess sounds about right), so I was a bit concerned that I'd run out of energy today. Instead, I felt great, and reached Shepherd Pass in four hours... I relaxed for a couple of hours waiting for the less-acclimatized folks, and we summited in a couple of hours from the pass.



The North Rib is a great route--I stayed to the right on slabs with good friction and excellent holds the whole way up. It's an easy but fun climb. I followed the NW Ridge past almost all the good scrambling on the way back to check it out, before descending the North Face to meet the rib again. The ridge has some pretty fun third class, too.
Posted Aug 19, 2003 6:28 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: North RIb Date Climbed: July 26th, 2003  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

It was a nice day-hike to the summit. I left the trailhead at 2:40 am, summitted at about 11:30 am, and got back to my car by 8 PM. I tried to descend via the Northwest Ridge, but got into terrain that was much more difficult than class 2 when bypassing the minaret, so I traversed across the north slabs to go back down the North Rib.
Posted Jul 28, 2003 11:34 pm

kk6ybRoute Climbed: NW face up, N Rib down Date Climbed: July 21, 2003  Sucess!

kk6yb

Climbed with engineer_charley (see his entry for more details). The 10 hour RT time is from our camp at the lake by Shepherd's pass. Brought up new notebook for summit box.
Posted Jul 28, 2003 4:53 pm

rgmackieRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: July 15, 2003  Sucess!
I set off solo from the Shepherd Pass trailhead at 3:00 AM and arrived at SP at 7:20 AM. I first climbed Mount Tyndall on an easy line just to the right of the North Rib, mainly on slabs, then traversed left to the top of the rib and onto the summit ridge. I reached the summit at 9:40 AM and descended the same route. At the bottom of the rib, I turned right and descended into the Williamson Bowl. Boulder-hopping across the Bowl was not pleasurable. Beginning the West Face Route, I stayed slightly left of a/the black stain. To avoid the worst of the talus in the chute, I stayed left on more solid rock for about the first half and right for the second. I made it to the summit of Williamson at 2:55 PM. Since it was 15 July, I was probably the last to summit before the end of Williamson’s ‘regular’ climbing season. I returned to SP and then to the trailhead, arriving back at my car at 8:45PM. This trip started as an attempt at the CA 14ers record.
Posted Jul 22, 2003 10:47 pm

jimmasonllcRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: June 29, 2003  Sucess!

jimmasonllc

Tom Donnelly and I started out from camp at the first lake above Shepherd Pass at 5:30 AM. Mike and Deborah had started about 30 min. before us. Tom summited about 7:30 and I made it about 8:00 AM. Mike and Deborah soon joined us. Since we were planning on doing Mt. Williamson too, no time was wasted on the summit. By the time I reached the summit register, Tom had gained a couple of pinnacles along the ridge to the SE. I returned via the ascent route for the trek across Williamson Bowl. JM.
Posted Jul 22, 2003 12:27 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: July 13th '03  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

The North Rib has great rock to go up and down. Cool summit boulder. Took two hours to get from the summit of Williamson to Tyndals.
Posted Jul 14, 2003 10:43 am

sierragatorRoute Climbed: North rib Date Climbed: July 12, 2003  Sucess!

sierragator

North rib was a good route. Mostly class 2 with some class three (and 4 if you so choose near the top of the rib). 14'er number seven.
Posted Jul 12, 2003 7:11 pm

FelsbergRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge / North Rib Date Climbed: July 8, 2003

Felsberg

Ascended the Northwest Ridge, descended the North Rib - my advice: dont waste time on the ridge route, its terrible, take the North Rib, its fun and direct, an excellent hike. PICS
Posted Jul 11, 2003 4:38 pm

Paul SpraycarRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2000  Sucess!
Ascended Northwest Ridge, encountering fun Class 2 most of the way. Descended west directly to Wright Lakes, which turned out to be very loose in places.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 3:22 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Ascend NW face, descend NW Ridge. Date Climbed: 8/31/02  Sucess!

Guilty

Hiked from the car to summit and return the same way the same day. Also, did a side trip to see some Bighorn Sheep on Willy mountain. Saw no hikers above Anvil Camp.
Posted Oct 11, 2002 6:40 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: West rib Date Climbed: July 3 2001  Sucess!

rmjwinters

Left for an evening ascent up the west rib from Shepherd Pass. Summited at 8pm as the sun went down. Descended the north rib.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 2:01 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: 09-28-97  Sucess!

Guilty

Left from Anvil Camp at 9am, saying goodbye to my girlfriend. Below Shepherd Pass a group of climbers told me to turn around because of the new snow. Very windy on top of the pass, proceeded to the North Rib. Spent a lot of time scrambling up boulders, arrived around noon. Descend the same way, but, continued all the way back to the car.
Posted Sep 12, 2002 6:57 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Tourist Trail--->North Rib Date Climbed: Sept. 8, 2002  Sucess!

ScottyS

Dayhiked on a perfect Saturday with bearbnz. Wore my Nike sandals the whole time, as the North Rib is very low angle. Winds on the Pass were a bit chilly, as were those on the summit. Barry was feeling pretty sick---the worst of the summer---so we took it easy. CTC in 13:05. Oh yeah, this was the final 14'er of our 2002 California 14'ers dayhiking tour!
Posted Sep 9, 2002 12:25 pm

scottybRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!

scottyb

Shepherds Pass is a long way up there. Climbed with Matt and Mike
Posted Aug 26, 2002 10:46 pm

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