First solo climb. As with all 14'ers it was a challenge but not nearly as difficult as Williamson across the way. 4:45 hours up to Anvil, slept, 5 to top (was moving slow on the North Rib)6 hours down.
via North Rib. from the bit I saw of the NW ridge, stay away from that!
Great route on solid rock all the way up the North Rib. I would highly recommend it vs. the Northwest Ridge.
Great climb up on the N rib, the descent on the NW ridge sure was more tedious.
North rib, struggled a bit at the top to find a way through the final 30' of rock to the summit ridge, rewarding climb though.
Great 4 day solo trip covering Will, Barnard, Trojan, and Tyndall. Camped in Williamson Bowl all three nights to avoid strong wind at the pass. Met a lot of nice folks... Climbed Tyndall the last day and hiked all the way out in the afternoon.
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.