|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1864|
|First successful climber(s):||Clarence King & Richard Cotter|
|Nearest major airport:||Los Angeles|
Thanks to Brent Harder for adding this peak.
Mt. Tyndall is an incredibly picturesque peak. It's eastern escarpment falls away dramaticlly, giving it a shape that imitates many other peaks in the Sierra Nevada; Mt. Whitney for one. Directions to the Trailhead: From the town of Independence, California at the corner of Highway 395 and Market Street, go West on Market Street. Outside of town the road turns into Onion Valley Road. At an odometer reading of 4.4 miles turn left (south) on Foothill Road (dirt). At mile 5.5 follow the right fork (west). At mile 7.4 follow the right fork again. At 7.9 mile follow the right fork again. At 8.6 mile follow the right fork again. At mile 8.8 is Symmes Creek (Shepherd Pass Trailhead). The trail to Sheperd Pass is a long 10 miles in. It is recomended that since you are exerting this much effort, to also include Mt. Williamson in on your climb. It is well worth the extra work. The "Northwest Ridge" is the easiest route to the summit of Mt. Tyndall which is obvious as soon as Sheperds Pass is gained. It's easy class 2 climbing.
Thanks to Brent Harder for this description.