Mount Tyndall Climber's Log

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SchwartzOn - Jul 15, 2016 12:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

Second North Rib Traverse  Sucess!

On a fourteener tour, and after cutting my teeth on Williamson, thought I'd make quick work of Tyndall. I climbed up the cracks and ledges system of the Second Rib, and then traversed just under the ridge for 500m until the notch leading to the summit plateau. Great climbing, it just gets harder the farther towards the nose you are, and it would be great to do this one again.


gordonye - Jul 8, 2016 2:46 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Snowy attempt

Unsuccessful attempt with Mike Chen - snow was 1-2 ft thick which made it treacherous to climb the steeper parts

Dan Wiedrich

Dan Wiedrich - Jun 10, 2016 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

This turned into a three night backpack for my daughter, age 19, and I, age 53.
Day 1: we had a late start, it took us 4 hours to hike up to the 9,000' saddle to camp.
Day 2: it took us 9 hours to hike to a camp above Shephard Pass. We used ice axes and crampons for the snowfield below the pass. Crampons weren't needed but we used them anyway.
Day3: it took us 12 hours roundtrip to reach the summit from hihg camp. Some routefinding was needed to keep it to class 3 rock for the final ridge.
Day4: 9.75 hours to hike back to the trailhead.


Fairweather - Oct 14, 2015 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Tyndall / Junction   Sucess!

Climbed Tyndall via N. Rib, and Junction Peak from Diamond Mesa.
Fun day from Anvil Camp with Todd.
Last of the CA 14ers for me.


edsaxe - Jun 14, 2015 3:20 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2015

Lots of Snow  Sucess!

We started up at what we thought was the end of a storm but there ended being a few more days of snowing. We left the trailhead at 5 AM and got to the top of Sheperd Pass at 5 pm with 3 feet of snow on the ground that really slowed our hike. Woke up with more fresh snow the next morning to Summit and went up postholing to the base of Tyndall. We climbed right up the North rib which was really slippery with a few feet of snow covering the steep rock. Summit was awesome overhanging on 2 sides.


charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

I left my heels on Mt. Tyndall  Sucess!

Too bad I got the biggest blisters of my life on this fun little peak. We rode the ridge from the saddle all the way to the top, an elegant if inefficient route. No Mt. Williamson for me. Still worth it. Of the two, this one is prettier. And it has part of my heels on it now.


Deb - Aug 25, 2014 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

North Rib  Sucess!

First of 3 peaks for the day. Climbed with Tracie under perfect weather; so fun! We parted ways at the base and I took off for more peaks to fill up my day.


DukeJH - Jul 14, 2014 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

North Rib with Detour  Sucess!

Started to the right of North Rib and followed a use trail that led us too far west on the Northwest Ridge. The traverse got Class 4 so we down climbed to traverse the slabs and regain the rib.


brichardsson - Jul 13, 2014 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

t/w  Sucess!

follow up to our west face williamson climb the day prior. lost the route up the north rib and wound up...somewhere. downclimbed then traversed over to get back on route.


jdmorehouse - Jul 1, 2014 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Up one side, down the other  Sucess!

I started up Tyndall on Sunday, the 29th at six p.m. from Shepherds Pass and made it to just below the summit ridge by eight o'clock, and turned back, as I'd be descending in the dark if I continued. So the next day three of us went up the right hand side of the rib, which put us on the summit ridge with a few obstacles to by pass, then came down the other side of the rib (would be the right side looking at it from below), finally traversing over slabs to the ascent side about mid-way down. There was still a large patch of snow above 13000', but the view of the Sierra from the summit showed how really dry the area is already. Worst drought in hundreds of years, I've read.


BobD3 - Feb 10, 2014 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

North Rib  Sucess!

From Shepard Pass.


douggranger - Sep 12, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

North Rib  Sucess!

The day after climbing Williamson, packed up from campsite at Williamson Bowl, left w/ packs at 8am. Dropped packs below the rib, hiked up the rib, then left at the top, to the summit. Camp at bowl-Tyndall summit-Shephard Pass-Trailhead in 10 hours. W/ Andy.


MBFN - Sep 7, 2013 2:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013


Climbed up the north rib again with "Bob Langley". Had to time the climb between storms. Then hiked back to the trail head and stuffed our faces full of nasty pizza.


calipidder - Aug 18, 2013 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

North Rib, beautiful day  Sucess!

After moving camp from Wright Lakes basin to Shepherd Pass we headed up the North Rib for an afternoon climb on a clear day. Made the classic mistake of heading to the wrong notch, but did enjoy the airy view down the south side from the top! Traversed across the slabs to the correct notch and quickly gained the summit. Perfect climbing weather, great views, and I'll be back for Williamson someday...


slagerjon - Aug 18, 2013 3:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Tyndall/Williamson dayhike  Sucess!

Climbed en route to Williamson. Loved it! North rib is FUN! I felt that the rib proper is class 2, with plenty of options on either side to add spice. The slabs are solid, fun and clean, found it both faster and more exciting to ascend via slabs. Exit to ridge was intuitive and short trek to summit was enjoyable. Car to summit in just under 6, then to Williamson summit, just under 11. Car-to-Tyndall-to-Williamson-to-car 18 hours. SP Josh you are a f@&$n animal!


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 9:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

N. Rib  Sucess!

Climbed the nice 3rd class N. Rib w/ Darren, Sung, Gary Stuebe and his daughters. Horseback approach.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Jul 27, 2013 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

North Rib  Sucess!

Easy scramble to the top with Chad.


iditarod81 - Jun 17, 2013 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Northwest Rib  Sucess!

Stayed to the middle-right of the rib going up for a bomber 3rd class ascent. Lots of fun!


royanderson - Mar 9, 2013 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

North Rib  Sucess!

Fun route with my brother Ed.

danblock - Feb 20, 2013 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Birthday Summit  Sucess!

Fun mid-morning ascent up the North Rib--classic sierra granite. Great to be on top for my 32nd birthday and look across the bowl to Mt Williamson--our goal for the next day.

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