Left Anvil at 4:15, summit at 8:45. Started on nw rib but moves got too sketchy higher up. Dropped into nw gully. Still some moves required to get around notch. Not class 2. I'd think the east rib (?) on that face is easier and faster.
Took a chance on the weather and was rewarded with a outstanding weekend of climbing. 2 more 14er's and 2 new climbing partners. Thanks SJ and souloscrambler for a great trip!
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Left from Anvil camp at 4am, summited at 10am. North rib was easy class 3 until it joined up with the ridge (fairly snowy at this section)... one or two class 4 moves were involved at this point.. i'm assuming this was either because of snow or because I didn't take correct route.
Felt like a middle of the winter climb,snowing and whiteout conditions.
The rib is fun easy cl.3
from camp at tarn near pass
Cool mountain, cool route, won't be doing the Shepard's pass trail again anytime soon.
Approach on skis, winter climb up the North Rib and ski descent down the north face. Great trip with Doug Robinson.
After climbing Williamson two years ago, I thought this was going to be a snap. Somewhat more difficult than I expected. With me was my wife, and a friend from church's 17 year old Eagle Scout to bag his first 14er. Good job Eileen and Ryan!
Easy and fun, amazing view from the top
Climbed the Northwest Ridge and descended the North Rib. The ridge was harder then I thought it would be. Alot of fun coming down the rib though.
Fun route, but with the potential for lots of exposure depending on your route.
Daytrip from Shepherd's pass TH, much more pleasant than Williamson.
part of the SC '05
I loosely followed the the rib, staying on slabs to the west of it.
The summit registry was scattered down the east face, It did not look accidental. There was one kid(late teens) who left the summit just after I gained the ridge. THe couple I'd talked to the day before metioned nothing about it. I'm guessing it was the kid. Heard some rock falls from the summit as well, as if tossed over the edge. I did what I could to start a new registry but my pen broke.
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.