Ascent of Tindastóll on 2017-06-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Adrian Rayner
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3264 ft / 994 m

Ascent Trip Report

Straightforward 3h15 circuit with fine fjord views en route.

Afternoon ascent after visiting Hrisey Island as morning forecast was rain. Our intention was to follow Greg Slayden's downward route, which works well in summer too. We followed ski lift too far, hedging our bets, but best to ignore it and head up half left then angle into grassy corrie then cross it heading for grassy tongue on opposite side, keeping well L of line of small crags. Then follow ridge which narrows pleasingly with good cliffs below, then swing L on stony plateau to reach summit cairn. We continued NNW another 200m to a point we thought may be as high, but not higher.

Up in 2h, 15mins at summit, down in 1hr, making a minor detour L for the prominent tall cairn which has a great view of Evrafjord and its islands. We took our planned line down, keeping L of snowy gully to find grassy descent, contouring L out of corrie then directly down to trailhead.

I got a message to Pete to say we're ahead of schedule and the car arrives as we're sitting on a bench in the evening sunshine. Weather has been pretty good, light breeze, a few spots of rain a couple of times.

Pete and Martin come back with a 5* review of the geothermal pool at Reykir; we camp there tonight. Sitting in a 38C pool looking up at the peak you've just climbed, with rednecked phalaropes feeding nearby, is hard to beat

Tindastoll photo album

Reykir photo album
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1753 ft / 534 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
A little rain on descent
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1753 ft / 534 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.5 km
    Start Trailhead:1511 ft / 460 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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