06/27/2010: Climbing Tyndall Glacier, RMNP

Dianne, Rhonda and I attempted Tyndall Glacier (between Hallett and Flattop) in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Nymph Lake

Glacier Gorge

Dream Lake, Hallett on the left, Flattop on the right

Emerald Lake and Hallett Peak

Rhonda ice-axing above Emerald and Dream lakes

Pool of Jade - beautiful spot, on many levels!

Our objective - Tyndall Glacier. We tried to head up the right side

On the moraine

Dianne's first crampon experience, and she did AWESOME!

The left is quite steep - too rich for us

Rhonda heading up

Weather came in so we bailed halfway up the glacier to a boulder/scree slope that gave reasonably easy access to the summit of Flattop. A new route? Hmmm...

Looking down Tyndall Gorge, the tower on the left is the 3rd buttress of the north face of Hallett

Hiking down Flattop Mt Trail, naturally in clear weather. Oh well. It looked nasty again by the time we drove out.

Marmots asking for handouts

Pano image of the entire north face of Hallett, plus the glacier

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