Ascent of Mount Tyndall on 2016-09-24

Climber: Jake Jackson

Date:Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Tyndall
    Elevation:14019 ft / 4272 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped 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.
Summary Total Data
    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)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Polychrome Peak2016-09-23 
2Mount Tyndall2016-09-24 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jake Jackson
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