Mount Tyndall

Elevation (feet): 14,018
Elevation (meters): 4,273
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 36.65
Longitude: -118.333
Difficulty: Walk up
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
Convenient Center: Independence

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.