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MishaRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!

Misha

The epic day hike!

This was the 8th day of the 2003 Sierra Challenge (the only day I participated in). 23 miles and 9,500' gain in a day was clearly not enough for me so in the dark I've managed to loose the trail after switchbacks to the Symmes Creek saddle. This added another couple of miles and ~1,000' of gain to my climb. Slog up the talus of Shepherd's Pass was awful. However, the climb after the pass was very enjoyable! The North Rib route offers some excellent (although, quite loose) sustained Class 3 for over 1K'. I avoided unstable mid-size boulders on the rib as much as I could by staying on the slabs to the right. They led to the summit ridge between two prominent gendarmes. From there only a short scramble to the top. Here I reunited with other Challenge participants: Matthew and Paul. While we were on the summit ridge, weather turned bad and it started snowing. We could also see (and hear) some massive thunderstorms near Whitney and Russell. Clouds and haze obscured the views. After spending 5 mins on the summit we rushed back down the ridge. After checking out the Northwest ridge, we decided to climb down the North Rib route instead.

Car-to-car time: 17h 45m



This was probably the hardest thing I've ever done!
Posted Aug 18, 2003 12:44 am

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

engineer charleyRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge/North Rib (up/down) Date Climbed: 21 Jul 03  Sucess!

engineer charley

2nd attempt, 1st success, 2nd 14er (Whitney is the other). Also, first real climb, i.e., no trail to the top, so a full-blown route-finding experience for me and GaryM (kk6yb). Started ascent at 7:30 via Northwest Ridge, traversed the ridge junction to the north (climber's left) via class-3 slab to notch above North Rib, then walked the summit ridge to the log box. What a view--a perfect break in the weather. Descended via the North Rib. Round trip, 10 hours.



See trip report for full details.
Posted Jul 23, 2003 1:48 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

Dave KRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Dave K

We climbed up the northwest ridge and descended the rib. We got a little off route just before traversing the summit ridge and ended up crossing steep slabs before ascending the last portion of the rib route. We continued up the rib to the summit. We started from the west. This was day 4 of a 10 day Kearsarge Pass to Whitney Portal backpacking trip.
Posted Oct 31, 2002 8:56 am

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

bearbnzRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: September 7, 2002

bearbnz

Dayhiked Mt. Tyndall from the Shepherd Pass trailhead with ScottyS. We were slow, taking 13 hours to do the round trip of ~28 miles and 9,000 feet of elevation gain. The view from the summit is one of the finest of any peak in the Sierra. We could see all of the CA 14ers except Shasta from this summit.
Posted Sep 8, 2002 10:26 am

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

forjanRoute Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: July 14, 2002  Sucess!

forjan

After summitting Mt Williamson in the morning, I got back to camp around 1:00pm after crossing all the talus on the Williamson Bowl. While resting on camp, my buddy mdostby convinced me to attempt Tyndall that same day. I rested for 2 hours and then at 3:00pm I started hiking towards the North Rib. Got off route after 1/2 way up. I ended up further north (climber's right) on the ridge. I had to do some class 4 sections with exposure. Now I know when people say your adrenelin is pumping. Finally managed to cross the hairy section for me on the ridge and dropped down a bit to the right (west) to connect with the NW ridge route. Reached the summit at 4:19pm. Stayed there only 5 minutes. All Tyndall summit registers up there are full. Someone else needs to bring a new one. I was able to find the correct North Rib route for the descent. Got back to camp at 5:30pm.
Posted Jul 15, 2002 6:47 pm

Team:ANDYnCALEBRoute Climbed: Northwest Face/Ridge Class 2 (More class 3 toward Summit) Date Climbed: July 7th 1999  Sucess!
Did this climb with Patrick Mathis and Fiona Warren. We camped at Anvil Lake and made a late start for the Summit. The heat getting over Shepards Pass killed the excitement for Pat and Fionna. They kept on but both gave up near Mid Mountain. I maintained up the Northwest side directly in front of the lake as you come over Shepards pass. The wind is really strong when you finally hit the ridge. Feels like you stuck your head out the car window going 70mph- you lose your breath. Anyway- Made my way to the Summit by 3:00 or so. I was dehydrated and cold as my two friends had the supplies. So I hung out. Had a coupel locals from Independance take my picture and laugh at me for being at 1400+ in a tank top and shorts with no water. They were cool though, they took my picture and spared a drink. Bailed down the path I took up and made it back to Anvil camp by 7:30pm. Fiona had altitude sickness pretty bad I found out when returning. So acclimate if you aren't used to high backcountry.
Posted Jul 11, 2002 9:34 am

ocelotRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: July, 2001  Sucess!

ocelot

This was a fun climb up from Shepard Pass and Anvil Lake. The low clouds and distant lightning made it interesting, but it didn't hold a candle to Williamson the next day.
Posted Jul 9, 2002 9:52 pm

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