Elevation: 10,100 ft
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Shared By: ClimbandMine on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Tyndall Gorge is comprised of the alpine rock routes on Hallett Peak, rock and alpine routes on the south face of Flattop Mountain (The Dragon's Tail), and Emerald Lake bouldering. Easy access from Bear Lake increases its popularity (let's play Dodge the Tourist!), not to mention some stellar routes. The area has something for everyone - easy alpine cruises, long trad routes, hard ice climbing, and boulders.

[Eds. for this section, it seems reasonable to split this into Bear Lake & vicinity, Nymph Lake & vicinity 0.5mi, Emerald Lake & vicinity 1.8mi, Flattop Mt 2.5mi, and Hallett Peak, 2.5mi. You're unlikely to need GPS in this area.]

Getting There

From the Bear Lake Trailhead, follow signs to Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. A 45 minute hike up the canyon on good trails gets you to the upper-most lake - Emerald Lake. The alpine routes and rock climbs on Flattop Mtn. are accesses by rock hopping around the north side of the lake. Hallet Peak is reached by traversing the slope above the south shore. Allow an hour to the base of Dragon's Tail Couloir (in the summer) and an hour and a half or more to the base of Hallett.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Emerald Lake / Tyndall Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI2- M1 Mod. Snow
 85
Dragon's Tail Couloir
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
M1 Mod. Snow
 11
Dragon's Tooth (aka Dead Elk Cou…
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine
WI3 M6
 15
Bullett
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
WI5-6 M6-7
 16
The Squid
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
M5+
 27
Hallett Chimney, AI5 M5
Trad, Mixed, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 8
Tyndall Gully
Snow, Alpine
M4-5
 15
Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress
Mixed, Alpine 5 pitches
M1-2 Steep Snow PG13
 5
Southeast Face Couloir aka S-Cou…
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 5 pitches
M5-6
 7
The Slit
Trad, Mixed, Alpine 5 pitches
M5-6
 5
Englishman's Route
Mixed, Alpine 6 pitches
M7
 3
Two Dragons
Trad, Mixed, Alpine 3 pitches
M5-6 Steep Snow
 5
Steep Is Flat
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 6
East Ridge
Snow, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI2+ M1 Mod. Snow
 6
Southeast Face
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M4 Steep Snow
 15
Enter The Dragon (aka Old Route)
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dragon's Tail Couloir Flattop Mtn - S side
 85
WI2- M1 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Dragon's Tooth (aka Dead El… Flattop Mtn - S side
 11
M1 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine
Bullett Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 15
WI3 M6 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
The Squid Emerald Lake & vicinity
 16
WI5-6 M6-7 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 2 pitches
Hallett Chimney, AI5 M5 Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 27
M5+ Trad, Mixed, Alpine
Tyndall Gully Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 8
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Great Dihedral to Upper But… Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 15
M4-5 Mixed, Alpine 5 pitches
Southeast Face Couloir aka… Flattop Mtn - S side
 5
M1-2 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 5 pitches
The Slit Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 7
M5-6 Trad, Mixed, Alpine 5 pitches
Englishman's Route Hallett Peak -… > NE Buttress Hallett P…
 5
M5-6 Mixed, Alpine 6 pitches
Two Dragons Flattop Mtn - S side
 3
M7 Trad, Mixed, Alpine 3 pitches
Steep Is Flat Flattop Mtn - S side
 5
M5-6 Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
East Ridge Hallett Peak -… > E Buttress
 6
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Southeast Face Flattop Mtn - S side
 6
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI2+ M1 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
Enter The Dragon (aka Old R… Flattop Mtn - S side
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M4 Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
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