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Ascent of Mount Tyndall on 2014-07-27

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Brad Jensen
Date:Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tyndall
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14019 ft / 4272 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Brad Jensen

From a full slate of 6 participants plus Brad and I, our group dropped down to one participant by the day of the hike, primarily due to last minute cancellations.

We packed up the Shepard Pass Trail on Saturday July 26 to Anvil Camp. Trail was in good shape up to just below Anvil Camp where a large washout has wiped out the portion of the trail that formerly crossed an ephemeral tributary to Shepard Creek. We avoided the washout by following ducks up beyond it a few hundred feet and then crossing the gully and climbing out. Very tough and steep day.

On Sunday July 27, our sole participant decided he didn't want to try for the peak so he stayed in camp. So Brad and I set out at 6:15 am and climbed up over Shepard Pass and then headed for the "North Rib" of Mt Tyndall. Rain threatened all around us, but it looked like we might be able to get on and off the summit before it arrived, so we went for it. Easy route finding up the North Rib; we just stayed pretty much right on top of it, avoiding any urge to veer right or left of the crest. Mostly a low class 3 climb, but fun anyway with some outstanding views all around us. Where the North Rib meets Mt Tyndall's summit ridge, the going is class 2. We only stayed on the summit for about 5 minutes because the weather all around us was starting to move in. We got about 3/4 of the way down the North Rib before the rain got us; light but steady, we got off the rock ok but were pretty wet by the time we reached camp. Once we got there the rain stopped, so we could spread out all the wet gear and let it dry.

Got an early start for our Monday July 28 pack out to beat the rain expected to come in by late morning. Got out dry in about 4 hours; much better than the 7 hr, 45 mins it took to pack in!

Mileage and gain is for the peak only
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route:North Rib
    Trailhead:10319 ft / 3145 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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