Mount Tyndall Climber's Log

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Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 25, 2004 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: North Rib (ascent) / Southeast Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: June 26, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew and I went out to dayhike Williamson and Tyndall. While he went to Williamson, I went after Tyndall and Versteeg. The traverse to Versteeg from Tyndall was far more difficult than I had expected. Trip Report


Completebum - Jul 14, 2004 1:07 pm

Route Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

First peak on what would prove to be a long day. This is a very solid route, I can't imagine why people would rather climb the NW ridge. Decended to Wright lakes via south slope, an annoyingly loose talus hop that I will never do again.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jul 13, 2004 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: North Rib (slab variation) Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Tagged this summit in 1 hour 2 minutes from the base of the rib on the hike out from Williamson Bowl. Fun class 3 slab/rock climbing.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jul 11, 2004 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!

Great route, not at all technical. It was my first 14'er, and when my tripmates told me it would be a long trek in, they were not kidding. Probably not the ideal first 14'er for someone brand new to backpacking. Mosquitoes at Anvil Camp were nasty!

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Jul 7, 2004 12:02 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge & North Rib Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!

Had a great time climbing up on the crest of the NW ridge (thinking it was the North Rib). As I neared the junction between the NW and W ridge it became difficult to stay on the crest. After a few moves exceeding class 3 I jumped off the ridge to the right and then scrambled up to the gendarme at the ridge junction. I went around this gendarme on the left and then jumped over to the righthand side of the ridge on the way up to the summit. On the way down I climbed on what I later realized was the North Rib.


blmcclain - Jun 29, 2004 1:22 am

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

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 quads will never forgive me!


rgreene - Jun 28, 2004 4:23 am

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

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???

mtnfoto - Jan 26, 2004 7:13 pm

Route Climbed: N Rib Date Climbed: August 1975  Sucess!

This was my first 14000 foot peak.


dvsanbt - Oct 12, 2003 5:40 pm

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

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.


earthchic - Sep 5, 2003 2:03 pm

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

Northwest Ridge on the way up, North Rib down. My first 14er! :)


bennovak - Aug 29, 2003 12:47 am

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

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

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Aug 19, 2003 6:28 pm

Route Climbed: North Rib Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003  Sucess!

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.


PellucidWombat - Jul 28, 2003 11:34 pm

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

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.


kk6yb - Jul 28, 2003 4:53 pm

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

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.

rgmackie - Jul 22, 2003 10:47 pm

Route 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.


jimmasonllc - Jul 22, 2003 12:27 am

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

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.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 14, 2003 10:43 am

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

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.


sierragator - Jul 12, 2003 7:11 pm

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

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.


Felsberg - Jul 11, 2003 4:38 pm

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

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

Paul Spraycar - Jun 29, 2003 3:22 pm

Route 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.

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