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Routes in Mt. Tyndall

North Rib T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Northeast Arete T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tyndall Effect, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, Alpine
FA: Clarence King and Richard Cotter, 1864
Page Views: 1,947 total · 14/month
Shared By: Josh Hibbard on Mar 23, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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

Protection [Suggest Change]

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


San Jose, CA
rhyang   San Jose, CA
If free of snow (fairly obvious from approach), the slabs to the right of the rib proper are much cleaner. Class 2-3 friction. Sep 5, 2011
Rob Donnelly
Riverside, CA
Rob Donnelly   Riverside, CA
Much better than Williamson's scree filled west face. Apr 12, 2012
Mike Tsuji
Boulder, CO
Mike Tsuji   Boulder, CO
Not a bad scramble. Obvious, fun line to the top Sep 9, 2012
Aaron Slaven
Fresno, CA
Aaron Slaven   Fresno, CA
Compared to the Northwest Ridge, this is a far better route. A buddy and I ascended the NW ridge. I eventually bailed off the ridge and cut across slaby face to meet up with the North Rib. My buddy finished the NW and agreed that we both would go back down the North Rib. Once it was all said and done at the bottom we both agreed that the North Rib was a far better route than the NW ridge. More direct, cleaner, and better views. Sep 15, 2016

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