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Shirley LamThree times a charm!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Shirley Lam

From Shepherd's Pass: Almost turned back just below the summit because it was getting late and had no idea how much further it would be. Good thing my partner had gone ahead and radio-ed that I was only 10 minutes away and to keep going!
South Fork: route finding is a little tricky, especially in winter, but I prefer it over the Sheep's Pass route by far!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:38 pm

steve_hiebertWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 1992


One of my very first Sierra climbs. I remember lots of snow and good conditions for kicking steps. Great views - great mountain.
Posted Jan 8, 2008 7:57 pm

leftyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


There was very little snow to contend with on this Memorial Day summit.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 12:11 am

jonhershWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Really lucked out on the weather. Temps were nice and cool on the hike in and out. Climbing the chute was a bit tedious, but the class 3 at the end was fun.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 10:39 am

mybackyardWest Face, Fri the 13th  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007


A fun climb after a hellish approach. Secor's route accross the bowl is easy to find. Just stay between the two lakes and head for the North shore of the highest lake. At about 11am, after my descent, I saw two guys starting the same route. One of them later got off route and fell, breaking his arm and recieving a nasty gash across his forehead. On the way back to camp, I scrambled up Tyndall's North Rib which was a very cool climb.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 7:12 am

Fred BagniWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Fred Bagni

That's one long hike. I thought the bowl would be a lot flatter - was I wrong... I'm glad the fires and smoke stayed away from us. Good climb with ChuckO. Excellent views and a great campsite by the pass.

Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:22 pm

psutheThe bowl kills  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Great peak, the chute wasn't bad at all (except that it's at alltitude), but the bowl completely deflated my enthusaism...it's not hard, it just wears on you.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 10:55 am

skottyNo more rocks please  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Enough with the boulders! Wow that's a lot of rocks, and what were the engineers of the Shepards Pass Trail thinking? Nevertheless, awesome peak; worth the effort.
Posted Jul 3, 2007 3:08 pm

kk6ybWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


We camped by the lake closest to the black stain on the west face. On Saturday we climbed up the chute and chimney. The class 3 chimney was challenging and fun for someone who has barely done any class 3 before.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 11:28 am

kolbi2112West Face
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Made a solo attempt on the west face but came up short. Might give it another shot before July 15. There's still plenty of water on the way to the pass, and some snow right before the top of the pass but no big deal if you're going up late in the day.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 12:44 am

Dave SWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Dave S

Climbed with JG after camping at Shepard Pass.
Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:06 am

GuiltyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


From Anvil camp, solo hike/climb the West Face Route. The chute was relatively free of snow/ice and progress very fast to the summit, then to Tyndall to finish the day. Brought my skis up by Anvil camp, but not enough snow to ski.
Posted May 31, 2007 5:50 pm

boogie0069George Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007


5 day trip up George Creek. Yes, it is a serious bushwhack. If you're wearing shorts, expect blood. Bear-ravaged Marijuana farm at 7,000 feet! First camp at 7900 feet, second camp at 11200. 4 nights with no tent and 10 degree temps/snow storm. First attempt thwarted by high winds. Summited on Cinco de Mayo. Talus scramble was most difficult part. Thanks to whoever cut steps up the bowl the previous weekend. Great view, crappy register.
Posted May 23, 2007 4:34 pm

Bob BurdGeorge Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Bob Burd

Dayhiked with Glenn Gookin in a not-too-shabby 13.5hrs. His brother Sam was with us, but stopped just above the SE Slopes. Matthew H. and Eric G. joined us for most of the way, but split off to climb Barnard. Trip Report
Posted May 16, 2007 1:11 pm

atavist#10  Sucess!


In February, this was a long snowy approach leading to a steep headwall. It was a bit windy but not too cold. Made the summit with Kevin Trieu. California 14er #10!
Posted Apr 6, 2007 5:43 am

duaxanhThe Iron Will  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004
Thanks to Mark for guiding me up this beautiful mountain. I arrived at SFO straight from D.C. and having no training or acclamitization after months of being lock up in the city. (Without my backpact and gear, we had to wait for them to be delivered by the airlines). We headed out to Bishop the next day. We camped out at the foothill and again at Anvil camp the next day. We started out at 5am and by the time we reached Sheperd Pass I was about to give up. The snow fields were beautiful. We made it to the bowl and with sheer will power made the last 500m.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 7:10 pm

yaknjorglgeorge george  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 1998


I made the summit with Chris Kobyashi on my second sweat up george creek. I remember fleas and ticks covering my arms and crawling out of my pockets both times at both creek crossings. The crux of the biscuit, by far. The blood suckers were hibernating,or on downers, and hangign out on the branches that canopied the small criks.
what i thought was a single deer track on the side of a 30% sand slope turned out to be the trail.
Great views, but the bump of a summit was anti-climactic compared to george creek. i know two people, in great shape that day climbed the creek- recommended.
Be mindful of the bighorn sheep restrictions and do not go up in the fall. We couldn't find the register anyway.
Posted Jan 4, 2007 4:33 am

Chuckpeezy1Perfect combo
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


Tried Tyndall and Williamson in the same trip, didn't time it right, only got to the summit of Tyndall. Failure reminds just makes the challange real.
Posted Oct 25, 2006 6:01 pm

mdashWest face chute from Shepherd Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Best view in the Sierra! The Williamson Bowl is gorgeous and the view from the summit, spectacular! (Has anyone EVER seen a Bighorn Sheep here? Or are they all in hiding until July 15th?)
Posted Jul 29, 2006 10:32 pm

orandallWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


Fun Scrambling over the Black Spot and up the Chimney/Crack, with gorgeous views from the summit. Ax/crampons not needed.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 12:04 am

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