Wow - what a long hike. So much elvation gain and loss before you even reach Shepard's Pass. But from here, climbed some beautiful Class III/IV route just north of the East Face or actually, just left of the North Rib, where the vertical east face drops off.
From Anvil camp with Oleg R
Two day trip with Pratyush and others. 4 of us climbed the slopes beside the NW ridge, then scrambled the class 3 ridge to the summit. Great, consolidated snow (except on the hike out!)
climbed via NW ridge. Took the summit ridge early on for some fun ridge scrambling!
First peak on an 8 day trip around the Kings Kern Divide. Went from Anvil Camp to Shepherd Pass, dropped the pack, and scooted up the North Rib. Took around 3hrs round trip from the pass. The Rib is mostly class 2, although you can do as much class 3 as you like, and I recommend descending it as well.
Solo day hike up the N. Rib. It took me 15 hours car to car. It was a very windy day. This was the least amount of time I have ever spent on a summit due to the wind forcing me to descend.
Tried to link up with a Williamson day hike previously, no luck. Had to get back in there to get Tyndall-enjoyed the peak-Sean and I observed a large smoking rock falling down at lightning speed
From Anvil Camp.
Up the NW ridge; descended the North Rib. Couldn't resist ringing my ice ax on the top-most rock a-la Clarence King. :-)
And I did Williamson the next day.
North rib(ridge) from Williamson Bowl.
Lots of snow at Shepherd Pass. The N. Rib was free for easy scaling up to summit for the 5th time. Little below 3hrs from Anvil.
Nice climb. My first 14er after Whitney.
First major day hike solo. Great birthday challenge.
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.