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Tyndall Effect, The T 

North Rib 

YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine
Consensus:  YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a [details]
FA: Clarence King and Richard Cotter, 1864
Page Views: 944
Submitted By: Josh Hibbard on Mar 23, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: A nice view of the Rib while taking a break after ...

Description 

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.


Location 

The rib is clearly seen in the pictures below. The descent is the same as the ascent.


Protection 

The faint of heart may want a hip belay in sections, but this is clearly a 3rd class route.



Photos of North Rib Slideshow Add Photo
Summit of Tyndall with Williamson in background.
Summit of Tyndall with Williamson in background.
A clear view of the North Rib.
BETA PHOTO: A clear view of the North Rib.
This is a shot of the ridge and can expect this kind of rock scrambling until the summit.
BETA PHOTO: This is a shot of the ridge and can expect this ki...
Taking a breath around 13,000+ feet.
Taking a breath around 13,000+ feet.
Summit of Tyndall with Whitney in background.
Summit of Tyndall with Whitney in background.
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By rhyang
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.

By tsuji
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 9, 2012

Not a bad scramble. Obvious, fun line to the top