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Summit of Tyndall with Williamson in background.
This is a decent 3rd class route to the summit as an alternative to the class 2 Northwest Ridge. The Rib offers much scrambling and boulder hopping until you reach the airy ridge and follow it up to the summit. This mountain has a striking view all around and makes one feel as though they are in Giant country.
The rib is clearly seen in the pictures below. The descent is the same as the ascent.
The faint of heart may want a hip belay in sections, but this is clearly a 3rd class route.
BETA PHOTO: A nice view of the Rib while taking a break after ...
BETA PHOTO: A clear view of the North Rib.
BETA PHOTO: This is a shot of the ridge and can expect this ki...
Taking a breath around 13,000+ feet.
Summit of Tyndall with Whitney in background.
From: San Jose, CA
Sep 5, 2011
If free of snow (fairly obvious from approach), the slabs to the right of the rib proper are much cleaner. Class 2-3 friction.
By Rob Donnelly
From: Riverside, CA
Apr 12, 2012
Much better than Williamson's scree filled west face.
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 9, 2012
Not a bad scramble. Obvious, fun line to the top