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Mount Tyndall mountain guide

Some airy class 3 atop the NW ridge, Mount Tyndall photo

Mount Tyndall

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Codrina with some thoughtful class 3 moves, Mount Tyndall photo

Mount Tyndall

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The imposing East Face from the Williamson Bowl, Mount Tyndall photo

Mount Tyndall

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North Rib bound!, Mount Tyndall photo

Mount Tyndall

Photo credit: Jesse

Mount Tyndall photo

Mount Tyndall

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  • Elevation: 4273 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Convenient center: Independence

Mount Tyndall Climbing Notes

Anuar Ramirez from UNITED STATES writes:

Attempted to climb Mt Tyndall on 4/10/2019. Short end: the grade was too aggressive and abandoned at about 10,000 feet.

We were the only ones at the trailhead for two days. We saw one other pair of tracks a few days old with another set of ski tracks coming down. A badass person likely climbed to about 10K and skied down.

Heavy snowfall has covered the mountain with deep snow starting at about 7200 feet, starting off at the 15th switchback (There are 55 switchbacks in the first phase of the mountain). Note: I've climbed Williamson before and know the trail fairly well.

The climb is brutal from the getgo. You'll be climbing at about 100-110% grade right off the bat (1 hour in). In deep snow. You're going to need snowshoes (with a heel lift) because the snow will start to get softer at around noon and crampons for early morning climbing.

If you manage to summit and come down in the afternoon, expect the snow to get much softer and your cramponed feet to sink to your knee or thighs very frequently (and very frustrating).

Recommendation: unless you're in extremely good physical condition to be climbing at that grade for multiple miles, I recommend you wait until at least late May for the first phase of the climb to be snow free. It can be def be done, but it requires too much effort and one more day that we were willing to give.


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10 other mountain peaks closest to Mount Tyndall:

1. Mount Williamson (4380 m) 2.2 km
2. Mount Barnard (4264 m) 2.6 km
3. Keeler Needle (4347 m) 4.8 km
4. Junction Peak (4233 m) 5.3 km
5. Mount Keith (4262 m) 5.7 km
6. Mount Russell (4293 m) 7.7 km
7. Mount Stanford (4259 m) 8.2 km
8. Mount Whitney (4418 m) 8.7 km
9. Mount Muir (4271 m) 10.2 km
10. University Peak (4155 m) 11.2 km