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Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby xiainx » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:48 am

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any recent information on the routes up Mt Williamson and/or Mt Tyndall via Shepherd's Pass. Thanks!



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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby Vaca Russ » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:06 am

xiainx wrote:Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any recent information on the routes up Mt Williamson and/or Mt Tyndall via Shepherd's Pass. Thanks!


Xiainx,

You have posted three times now. How about an introduction please?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9329

Your 3 posts have been for information about Langley, Whitney, Muir, Split, Tyndall and Williamson...whats up? Have you been bagging these peaks? Are you going to climb all of the 14ers? Have you completed any of these climbs this summer?

I would be happy to help you out with your request for information on Tyndall and Williamson.

I got the BETA! :rock:

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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby xiainx » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:40 am

okay, i posted there

I'm going this weekend to try Williamson and Tyndall via Shepherd Pass, and then a couple of days later hiking from Cottonwood Meadows to Onion Valley with attempts at Langley, Muir, and Whitney. In the day in between I was thinking about trying Split Mtn. Haven't climbed any of them this year, so I was hoping for more up-to-date info about the route and access (most relevant for Split) given the snow year we just had. I thought it would be easier to break it into 3 threads than 1.

For Williamson/Tyndall, how are conditions in the chute/chimney on Williamson, any snow/ice? How about the bowl, are the mosquitos gone yet? And on Tyndall, I read there may be some snow lingering on the North Rib, is that still the case?

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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby Vaca Russ » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 am

Check out this post:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16727

There is (was) snow on the left side of the north rib on the top leading to the class 2 chute on Tyndall's ridge.

There is snow in the chute on Williamson. It poses no real problems just a little 2 / 3 climbing on the right hand side of the chute.

The chimney is a very fun climb. Shepherd's trail is probably still covered in snow but you can bypass it by climbing around the snow. It is a bit of a pain with a full pack.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby xiainx » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:34 pm

Thanks Russ, super helpful!
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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby xiainx » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:58 am

FYI, if you're going to climb Mt Williamson and you're feeling generous, take a notebook for the summit register. The current register is full, so people were writing in the margins and on scraps of paper and stuff.
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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby Vaca Russ » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:20 pm

xiainx wrote:FYI, if you're going to climb Mt Williamson and you're feeling generous, take a notebook for the summit register. The current register is full, so people were writing in the margins and on scraps of paper and stuff.


WHAT!!!

What happened to this one:

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????????????

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Re: Williamson/Tyndall conditions

Postby xiainx » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:31 pm

It was pretty full when we were up there!
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