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Tyndall Glacier

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A short but sweet descent of one of the last remaining glaciers in RMNP, in one of the park's most beautiful settings.


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12,205' 3,720 m

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11,905' 3,629 m

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Up

300' 92 m

Down

33%

Avg Slope (18°)

33%

Max Slope (18°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

In typical winter and early spring conditions, the Tyndall Glacier is very prone to slab avalanche conditions. There are regularly fresh crowns and avalanche debris on all sides of this cirque.

Description

Tyndall Glacier is a 1500' long run down one of the last remaining glaciers in RMNP. The slope angle ranges from low 30 degrees to up to 50 degrees. While climbing up the glacier is an approach option, the easiest and most scenic option is likely the Flattop Mountain approach.

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Ryan Nevius

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Tyndall Glacier, from the top of the descent
Jul 24, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Tyndall Glacier
Jul 24, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO

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Mar 15, 2020
Nate Varns
Great conditions, stuck to the lowest angle, skiers left and avoided the wind loaded area. 4 places where the snow doesn't connect on the way out. 7.5mi — 9h 00m