My son Daniel age 15, my brother Rob and myself (Matt age 50) climbed the North Rib on Aug 2, 2006 leaving our camp above Sheperds pass at 7:30 AM and standing at the summit at 1:30PM.
For a father, this was a bit scary in snowy/icy spots, where the class 3 seemed exposed....but the risks were certainly worth the reward at the top!
See our trip report! Matt Karr
If Tyndall had more than ribs and a spine I'd kick it in the balls! Under estimated the summit and the time. Got to the top but about 500 feet away from the actual 'summit'. After getting a little off route on the rib and making my own 5.5 route to the top and then having to figure out how to get the F off the thing at 4:30 in the afternoon I missed the summit. Will I go back? Rough call right now, still a little hurt that it played so hard to get with me. If I do go back I'll wine and dine it over two days instead of one and then get it on for sure!
4th of July hike from Shepherd Pass. Raced up the rocks to the top as best I could and back down but didn't beat the mild hailstorm and later, light rain. What a lot of *&(&%)()& rocks! Shredded my fingertips. Best view: Looking at Mt. Keith. Glad I did Williamson the day before, as it was shrouded in clouds when I viewed it from Tyndall's summit.
Took the west slope to the top ridge with Quadaxial. The ridge can be tricky for the unprepared. I'd reccommend taking the North rib and having a much closer shot at the summit. I Made it as far as anyone could in those conditions but no cigar so, I'll be returning to this one for an 'official' summit.
I have been wanting to see the Sierra and Paul and Keith were planning on spending a week there climbing their remaining 14ers. I joined them for Mt Tyndall, which supposedly has the worst approach among all 14ers. It was long up and down in the heat, and the trail just wanders back and forth with looong switchbacks, quite the contrast to typical N. Cascades trails. Stayed at Anvil Camp and climbed the North Rib the next day. The top of the rib was still under snow forcing us to use crampons.
Splendid views from the summit, whish I knew what I was looking at. Ran out of food coming down and felt like crap. I dedicated my first Sierra climb on Father's Day to my late father. I hope to come back for more technical climbs in the Sierra.
climbed with fbagni; his heart computer says he burned 13,000 calories going up and down, felt more like 18,000 for me. no cute girls on the trail this time but the mountains were looking good. north rib is overrated - bring a rope and do something more fun if you go. but either way, the view from the top is spectacular.
Had a good time with Physics. Nice weather. Conditions were excellent. No need for crampons or ice axe. The trail was not as bad as I had feared.
Long approach hike, but easy to the top, but the last bit of summit ridge is very time consuming and tricky. Definitely plan on spending some time on the top.
We got all psyched up for Williamson the day before but the Tyndall's North Rib turned out to be more of a challenge. Great weather, calm on the summit. A short but sweet glissade on the bottom section of the descent.
Came over after Williamson and started the Rib. Easy and very enjoyable Class 2/3. ~100 ft of steep snow at top we crossed with axes, no crampons. I recommend the Rib over the NW ridge, don't get intimidated by the 3rd class rating!
Started out from trail head at 7am. First stream crossing was hi and fast. We removed our boots for this one. All the other crossings were walk overs. Tourist pace, reached Anvil camp around 4pm. Set up camp for the night. No mosquitos this time of year. Out of camp at 8am. Trail was un-clear out of Anvil. We ended up way to the left and had to do alot of boulder hopping. Totally missed pothole. Headed straight for the pass and kicked our steps to the top. Crampons and treking poles only. Brought our axes but never used them the whole trip. As stated before, route finding through Anvil was difficult. Reached top of pass at 1pm. Set off for Tyndall. Cut across snow field to the north of the NW ridge route. Gained the ridge boout 1/3 of the way up. We then crossed the ridge to the large snow chute to the west of the ridge. Kicked our way to the top. Removed our crampons and climbed the rest of the way, 3rd class. On top by 4:15. Took some pictures and headed down. Decended the north face plunge stepping about 1/2 way down then sat on our butts and slid the rest of the way. Reached the pass at 6pm. Slid down the pass, found the trail through Pothole and was back at camp by 8pm. Rested up and left for the car the next day at 9am. Back at the car at 1:15pm. Great trip, counted 59 switchbacks to the first saddle. Perfect weather. Perfect snow conditions for the time of day that we were on them, didn't posthole once. We'll do Williamson some other day.
Nice climb from a camp below Sheperd's Pass.
Were camped at Anvil Camp. Went to Shepherd's Pass and oh my how close the summit looked when you know it isn't that close. But we eventually got there.
Turned around due to deep powder snow at about 13900 ft on the North Rib Route,
Attempted the Nothwest Ridge and turned around 13950ft, due to powder snow and an approaching storm.
Did the North Rib as an alternate peak on Day 10 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. The north rib is a very easy class 3 all the way to the summit ridgeline.
Tyndall was my first 14er. I climbed it with my dad and a broken wrist ( in cast ). I am only 13
From Shepherd Pass Trail.
Climbed with my buddy Brian. Nice summit. Only one tricky part on the NW Ridge, but the footing is solid. We glissaded the NW gully on the descent to save time.
Route Climbed: NW Gully/NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2002 Denied!
Had to turn around at the top of the northwest gully due to weather. I know, I was so close, but I didn't know that at the time.
Climbed with my 13 year old son. His first 14'r. Decended the south side and around lake WL3645 and back to Shepards Pass. Nice 12 hour day!