I still call this success even though I missed the summit proper. The approach is too long to go back!
Brad! You are back!
I concluded that Tyndall is a very feasible dayhike -- after I schlepped a big pack up to the Pass, it was all of 12:30 PM. With lighter shoes and a daypack, an earlier start, plus picking up most water on the way, it would be less than other stuff we have done.
I went solo up the northwest ridge, then down the standard route.
It was really fun and much better rock than I expected. I had to detour west around some obstacles.
This is a beautiful mountain with excellent views, highly recommended.
Met many great people on way. A two-fer day with Williamson. Was sick in AM, but came through. Thanks to Ryan for encouraging words. Don't slip on the BBQ sauce.
Solo from the "notch". Definitely some >class 2 climbing involved.
Attempted the Northwest Ridge last year and got off route at the top. Decided to go with the North Rib this time. Direct, solid climbing and easy rout finding. Great Class 3.
Did the class 3 rib route. It was a fun and quick ascent. The approach over the shepard's pass was the hardest part.
Climbed up the NW ridge and came down the North Rib. Williamson looked intimidating from the summit but was not so bad once at the base of the mountain. Climbed Williamson the following day.
Toting a splitboard and skis Peter and I toped out via the NW face, and then descended nearly 6000 feet, although not continuously. Very high winds the two evenings before our descent made for some very crusty and mixed snow conditions. Had the mountain and Shepherd's Pass all to ourselves for four days, great trip!
CLIMBED THE NW RIDGE WITH XAVIER BEFORE PACKING OUT AND DRIVING HOME TO LAS VEGAS
That was a lot of scrambling...
Long approach but neat ridge
As Rocketsredglare said, mmmmmm.....sure was a tasty rib especially for my first full course 14er. Shepards pass and Tyndall didnt stand a chance. I really enjoyed the accelerated heartbeat as table sized boulders were dislodged from under our feet going up the rib. Oh ya....has anyone seen my wet sandwich???
loved this climb. hope to return and attempt williamson.
I think the fact that I was smack talking this mountain once I saw how "teeny" it was from Shepherd's Pass was my tragic flaw. She took me and slapped me hard in the face, that Tyndall. Took the Northwest Ridge to the summit ridge and didn't see a way to scoot over to the true summit. Did I miss some sort of a turn or hidden escalator or something? What's this mystical notch and gendarme everyone keeps referring to cause I didn't see sh!t.
After a hot 7 hours in the kitchen preparing for our meal my buddy Scott and I poured sauce all over that rib and ate it like Fred Flintstone!
Climbed the North rib after Williamson's West face then went back to camp and took a nap.
Solo, after climbing Willy with Fred earlier in the day.
Climbed Williamson the day before. This peak reminds me of Mt Russell. Great views, great peak.