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.
Did Mt. Russell the day before, camping near Wallace Lake. Around 12 miles to Shepherds Pass, then a 4 hr. roundtrip up the N. Rib and down to a camp at Mahogany Flats. A long day - 21 miles.
my 3rd to last california 14er. only left with starlight and tbolt.
I hiked over from Mt.Williamson on the same day and then down to Anvil Camp. Perfect conditions.
Tyndall's been on the list for a long time! Still need to do Russell, but this one sure let me know how out of shape I am! Beautiful weather, and only a few snow patches on the trail up to the pass. N. Rib free of snow until the top, where a little crafty work got me past it and on to the summit ridge. Yeah!
To me, this hike seemed never ending, but so worth while once I reached the summit. This is a must do and even more worth it if you get Williamson in on the same trip.