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Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby orbitor » Sat May 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Climbing trip consideration: Setting up base camp in the Wright Lakes basin to facilitate ascents of Tyndall and Barnard, and maybe Trojan.

Does anyone here have info on the route up Tyndall's southwest slope? Secor calls it "a simple talus hop" from Wright Lakes, rated class 2, but I haven't been able to find more details.
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby toejam » Sat May 11, 2013 9:27 pm

This is looking down from the summit ridge. I didn't climb that way, but it looked pretty simple.

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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby orbitor » Sat May 11, 2013 9:44 pm

Thanks toejam. Any other photos looking down that way?
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby toejam » Sun May 12, 2013 7:37 am

Looks like I have one more from further down the ridge.

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Here's a link to the album, which doesn't show much of the area in question, but you can easily see that southwest slope is less steep than the north rib or west slope.

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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby maverick » Sun May 12, 2013 11:06 am

See if this helps any: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8136
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby orbitor » Mon May 13, 2013 10:28 am

maverick wrote:See if this helps any: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8136


Thanks maverick for the link. I read what Wandering Daisy had to say about the south slope - she seemed to find it pretty tedious and she was going down. I think with enough persistence it can be climbed up from Wright Lakes. I will post a TR if the trip happens.
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby longri » Mon May 13, 2013 10:30 am

Went to climb Versteeg from that side once. What a pile of crap. Hopefully the talus slope leading to the summit of Tyndall is more stable. It is a very beautiful drainage and really not so out of the way to get to compared to the other side of Tyndall. Coming over Shepherd Pass you can save some walking by wandering over a low point between Tyndall and Tawny Point.
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby orbitor » Mon May 13, 2013 11:54 am

longri wrote:Went to climb Versteeg from that side once. What a pile of crap. Hopefully the talus slope leading to the summit of Tyndall is more stable. It is a very beautiful drainage and really not so out of the way to get to compared to the other side of Tyndall. Coming over Shepherd Pass you can save some walking by wandering over a low point between Tyndall and Tawny Point.


Longri, you wouldn't happen to have any pictures of the Tyndall talus slope taken on the Versteeg trip, would you?
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby longri » Mon May 13, 2013 2:08 pm

Here's one that I'm pretty sure is Tyndall, but not quite the panorama you really want. [edit: I think the summit is in the upper left of the photo.]

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Anyways, the slope we went up looked okay from a distance but ended up really nasty, dangerous actually, by the time we reached the col. Maybe that slope on Tyndall, although rated the same, is better. Let us know!

It is a very nice area. We visited mostly just to be there, not so much to climb.

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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby orbitor » Thu May 16, 2013 3:09 pm

Thanks longri for the notes and photos.
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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

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Re: Mt. Tyndall Southwest Slopes

Postby calipidder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:02 pm

I was thinking of doing it from Wright Lakes basin as well, but after talking to people I am considering doing it as a dayhike loop over Rockwell Pass that gets me on the standard route up Tyndall and then I'll just bomb down the SW slope back to camp.
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