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MoapaPkwest face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008


Met many great people on way. A two-fer day with Tyndall. Was sick in AM, but came through.

Bob Burd's description is really good -- not all flowery and full of nice pictures, but it hits the high and low points well.

That 1500' loose rock chute... sucks. Helmets might be a wise choice when many parties are in chute.
Posted Jun 26, 2008 9:30 pm

GlennGGeorge Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008


Climbed with my little bro and Bob Burd via George Creek and the SE Slopes/East face.
Posted May 24, 2008 7:03 pm

PantilatNorth Fork Bairs Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008


Sweet climb in perfect weather. 12:43 roundtrip.
Posted Apr 16, 2008 2:43 pm

ckerthWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007


Came from Shepard's pass. Climbed Tyndall the previous day.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 1:48 am

engineer charleyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

engineer charley

Man, finally made it up this big thing, with kk6yb, Dan, and Mike. After two previous trips up the Shepherd Pass, once to look at and walk away from Williamson, once to climb Tyndall, it was good to finally make it up (and back). The bowl is quite a trudge, and the chimney gave me a challenge trying to reach holds my 3 taller companions had no trouble with. But, wow! My 3rd 14er.
Posted Feb 28, 2008 1:56 pm

travelin_lightNortheast Ridge
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2008


The climb and descent was completed over four days in winter with my good buddy Kostas Stamatiou. Passing the horns was the hardest part. This route made me really hungry for like two weeks.
Posted Feb 23, 2008 7:46 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005


Climbed once from Shepherd's pass and once from Bair's creek. IMHO, the toughest 14er in california.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 1:00 pm

jimeganMT WILLIAMSON  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2001


Posted Feb 6, 2008 8:27 pm

Shirley LamThree times a charm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Shirley Lam

From Shepherd's Pass: Almost turned back just below the summit because it was getting late and had no idea how much further it would be. Good thing my partner had gone ahead and radio-ed that I was only 10 minutes away and to keep going!
South Fork: route finding is a little tricky, especially in winter, but I prefer it over the Sheep's Pass route by far!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:38 pm

steve_hiebertWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 1992


One of my very first Sierra climbs. I remember lots of snow and good conditions for kicking steps. Great views - great mountain.
Posted Jan 8, 2008 7:57 pm

leftyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


There was very little snow to contend with on this Memorial Day summit.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 12:11 am

jonhershWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Really lucked out on the weather. Temps were nice and cool on the hike in and out. Climbing the chute was a bit tedious, but the class 3 at the end was fun.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 10:39 am

mybackyardWest Face, Fri the 13th  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007


A fun climb after a hellish approach. Secor's route accross the bowl is easy to find. Just stay between the two lakes and head for the North shore of the highest lake. At about 11am, after my descent, I saw two guys starting the same route. One of them later got off route and fell, breaking his arm and recieving a nasty gash across his forehead. On the way back to camp, I scrambled up Tyndall's North Rib which was a very cool climb.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 7:12 am

Fred BagniWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Fred Bagni

That's one long hike. I thought the bowl would be a lot flatter - was I wrong... I'm glad the fires and smoke stayed away from us. Good climb with ChuckO. Excellent views and a great campsite by the pass.

Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:22 pm

psutheThe bowl kills  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Great peak, the chute wasn't bad at all (except that it's at alltitude), but the bowl completely deflated my enthusaism...it's not hard, it just wears on you.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 10:55 am

skottyNo more rocks please  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Enough with the boulders! Wow that's a lot of rocks, and what were the engineers of the Shepards Pass Trail thinking? Nevertheless, awesome peak; worth the effort.
Posted Jul 3, 2007 3:08 pm

kk6ybWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


We camped by the lake closest to the black stain on the west face. On Saturday we climbed up the chute and chimney. The class 3 chimney was challenging and fun for someone who has barely done any class 3 before.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 11:28 am

kolbi2112West Face
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Made a solo attempt on the west face but came up short. Might give it another shot before July 15. There's still plenty of water on the way to the pass, and some snow right before the top of the pass but no big deal if you're going up late in the day.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 12:44 am

Dave SWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Dave S

Climbed with JG after camping at Shepard Pass.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:06 am

GuiltyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


From Anvil camp, solo hike/climb the West Face Route. The chute was relatively free of snow/ice and progress very fast to the summit, then to Tyndall to finish the day. Brought my skis up by Anvil camp, but not enough snow to ski.
Posted May 31, 2007 5:50 pm

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