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jdmorehouseList Finish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

jdmorehouse

Thunderstorm at Sheperd Pass. Thick clouds on the summit. All told, a good day on the mountain.
Posted Sep 23, 2014 12:01 pm

RoryKuykendallNope

RoryKuykendall

June 2013

The first of three great failed High Sierra dayhikes during the summer of 2013. Attempted as a dayhike via Shepherd Pass. Made it all the way through Williamson Bowl and up to about 13,500 before dizziness and fatigue forced me to make the wise decision to turn back. This was my very first time off trail in the High Sierra and I didn't know it yet but I was falling in love.
Posted Sep 10, 2014 1:10 am

evoalexWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

evoalex

Did the journey with two friends. Trail Head to Shepherd Pass on day 1, Shepherd Pass to Summit and back on day 2, back to the car in 4 1/2 hours from SP to Trail Head the next morning.

The Chimney was something else, I'm not much of a rock climber myself so I had to have a friend spot me on the way down.

Registry seems in good shape, ran into about a dozen hikers on the 2 1/2 days. Lots of people staying in Anvil, probably about 6 on our way back down.
Posted Sep 7, 2014 9:21 pm

DukeJHvia West Face from Lake 3733  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

DukeJH

Cool climb and the Class 3 chimney is fun climbing with no more than 10 feet of exposure. Fun stuff.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 2:55 pm

bscottgreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

bscott

the easy class 3 chimney was a blast. camped at lake 3733 for an easy day.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 4:47 pm

citadel07Awesome Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

citadel07

Solo up. Nice to get out of the smoke from the Yosemite fire burning up north. Shepherd Pass is amazing and worth the hike alone.
Posted May 13, 2014 2:05 pm

BobD3West face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012
Solo from camp at lake 3733. Perfect weather. Cloudy, cool, and calm. One of the Sierra's best, well worth the effort.
Posted Feb 10, 2014 10:29 pm

douggrangerWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

douggranger

Long approach, long boulder hop across the bowl. Short class 3 section was invigorating. W/ Andy.
Posted Sep 12, 2013 8:23 pm

orbitorWest Face from Shepherd Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

orbitor

Set up base camp at Shepherd Pass on 1st of 3-day trip. Went up Williamson on day 2. All landmarks were easy to find and navigation was less challenging than it is made out to be. Even the Bowl wasn't too bad. Chute is long and tedious, but eventually gives. Was ok going up the chimney; had to take my time on the way down. Exhilaration while standing on the summit taking in some sweet views. Aiming to do Tyndall on day 3, but storm had other plans and we hiked out instead.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 6:08 pm

slagerjonWilliamson/Tyndall dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

slagerjon

Ascended west face via chute (from hell) wish there was a chimney from toe to summit. I thoroughly enjoyed the chimney, by far the best stretch of the ascent! Easy class 3 with plenty of protection(if middle pal is 3, this is 2 at best). The chute was long and arduous, but that was after the approach, Tyndall and the bowl so perhaps with an advanced basecamp it would be more mild. Car to summit in just under 11 hrs. Car-to-Tyndall-to-Williamson-to-pointless flat switchbacks that never end-to-car ; 18 hrs.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 4:21 am

DonnoBolton Brown Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2002

Donno

Up the "shit chute" with Sung & Darren Cox.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:30 am

CWesselsVia West Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2013

CWessels

All in one very long (19.5 hr) day from the trailhead. Though others have said the Williamson Bowl and the class 2 chute are hellacious and unpleasant, I actually enjoyed both; but the black stain direct and the chimney were definitely the highlights of the trip (if only those sections were longer!). Williamson is a gorgeous mountain and the views from the summit are absolutely stunning.

I'll add that the author of the route description for the West Face route was very thorough and accurate. A printout of it is the only beta I brought with me to the mountain, and never once did I feel lost or confused. Thank you Summitpost!
Posted Aug 9, 2013 3:04 am

DebWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013

Deb

Thrilled to have actually reached the summit after a failed trip via LTR 2 yrs ago. Enjoyed the "chimney" through the rain and loved the view through the clouds.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 12:33 am

Ol WalsherWest Face black stain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

Ol Walsher

From Shepherd Pass with Chad.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 1:24 am

MelbaToastMany times
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2012

MelbaToast

Saw a big rattlesnake at the trailhead.
Posted Mar 25, 2013 7:54 pm

danblockWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012
Early morning ascent from our camp at Shepard's Pass. Two meetup groups were on Williamson, and there were many successful summits. It was a long day though, up at 3am, and back home in Sacramento around 2am.
Posted Feb 20, 2013 6:46 pm

xharvWest face from the Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

xharv

A solo round trip from a base camp at Shepherd Pass, a total of ten and a half hours. Some 60 to 80 parties have summited this year so far. Hard to tell, because there are two notebooks in the register box; some people sign up only one, others use both. The Chimney was fun after that incredibly tedious and long chute. Found a dark blue Mountain Hardwear jacket with a water bottle in one of its pockets near the "black stain" (left it there). There were no other climbers on the mountain that day, so it must have been left or lost some days earlier (or much earlier?). Trip report.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 7:20 pm

AdventureDocRe: West face

AdventureDoc

Did you need crampons in the chimney still or is it pretty much clear?
Posted Jun 10, 2012 6:53 pm

pinchWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

pinch

This was a meetup hike. Two days, camped in Williamson Bowl. Light snow year. Great peak!
Posted Jun 7, 2012 1:50 am

iditarod81West face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

iditarod81

We had great weather but it still took literally all day. Phenomenal views from the top, exquisite terrain, and really enjoyable 3rd class terrain in the chimney.
Posted Jun 1, 2012 5:22 pm

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