Ascent of Mount Tyndall on 2016-09-24
|Date:||Saturday, September 24, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14019 ft / 4272 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamped south of the tarn between Polychrome Peak and Mount Tyndall. Left camp around 8:50 and took the North Rib Route up. Stayed to the right of the rib proper on the edge where it goes from rocky to slabby. Near the top of the rib we traversed left to the notch and then made our way up to the ridge line. From here it was an easy scramble to the summit. We hung out for about an hour then proceeded to descend via the south west face to check out the area around lake 11959. Decent was a mix of scree and unstable talus all the way down. Got cliffed out at about 12,500' and had to pick our way through till we found an area that we could down climb safely. After that it was another 500' of talus and boulder hopping down to the bottom. We navigated above the Wright Creek drainage and circled our way around the base of the South Peak of Tyndall crossing over Rockwell Pass and catching the Shepherds Pass Trail part way back to where we then went cross country back to our campsite.
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| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Fall 2016 Shepherds Pass (3 nights total away from roads)|
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