Welcome to SP!  -

Mount Williamson Climber's Log

Sort By:


[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 61-80 of 168 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  9  NEXT » 

kevin trieuwinter is better...  Sucess!

kevin trieu

so many attempts...
Posted Aug 8, 2008 1:07 am

Sam RobertsWest Face  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

The old register book was still there from 1930. It's in the Bancroft Library now.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:40 pm

panweilinOh, mine, that chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

panweilin

Backpack to Pothole, day hike up to Shepherd Pass, summit via West Face route.
Posted Jul 23, 2008 12:41 am

BradBartickSuccess on Williamson  Sucess!

BradBartick

Climbed a year ago June. Good peak- long approach!
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:06 pm

SillyUncleKarlJune 30th report  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

SillyUncleKarl

The short climb at the top of the gully was freezing.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 7:15 pm

DigglerNE ridge solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Diggler

After summiting via the W face with Sebastian in '1(?) & attempting the route in March with Kris, Pavel, & Mark, finally came back to do this monster.

Unfortunately, alcohol (Whoa Nellie mango marg, rum, & beer) & lack of sleep (3 hrs) the night before, as well as unrelenting (read: energy-robbing) direct sunlight the whole day of the climb basically cost me my 24-hr route bid.

Regardless, absolutely awesome climb! Left truck in Owens Valley @ 5.31. While having knowledge of the route's intricacies up until the notch helped me to save some time, fatigue & dehydration counteracted that. By the time I reached the base of the E horn, the sun was starting to get a little low on the horizon. As I had no desire to attempt traversing the horns in the dark (& felt like shit anyway), I decided to bivy ~13,000' (at the base of the talus slope). After seeing the horns up close & personal, I concluded that this was the right decision.

Left camp next morn' at 5.42, summiting the E horn at 7.02 (saw a bighorn sheep en route- cool!!). Traversing the horns was 'interesting,' let's say :) 2 rap's from the E horn down (was more concerned with time than trying to find a weakness to downclimb- besides, had brought the rope so why not use it?). A spicy (I have a great guardian angel) downclimb got me down the W horn. True summit at 10.09. Left summit at 10.56, reached TH at 17.32.

Some tips to would-be summiters via this route:
- drink (water) like crazy the night before going
- do NOT drink alcohol the night before
- start EARLY (try to get above the initial 2,---' sandpile before the sun robs you of all your energy (i.e. before sunrise).
- bring at least 5L of water (bring too much, however, & the weight will slow you down)
- bring a 30-m rope & slings for potential rap's (retrieval line unnecessary)
- be comfortable soloing 4th-easy 5th- belays will at least double how long it will take you to complete the route
Posted Jul 7, 2008 4:29 pm

MoapaPkwest face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008

MoapaPk

Met many great people on way. A two-fer day with Tyndall. Was sick in AM, but came through.

Bob Burd's description is really good -- not all flowery and full of nice pictures, but it hits the high and low points well.

That 1500' loose rock chute... sucks. Helmets might be a wise choice when many parties are in chute.
Posted Jun 26, 2008 9:30 pm

GlennGGeorge Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008

GlennG

Climbed with my little bro and Bob Burd via George Creek and the SE Slopes/East face.
Posted May 24, 2008 7:03 pm

PantilatNorth Fork Bairs Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Pantilat

Sweet climb in perfect weather. 12:43 roundtrip.
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/790633#Post790633
Posted Apr 16, 2008 2:43 pm

ckerthWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

ckerth

Came from Shepard's pass. Climbed Tyndall the previous day.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 1:48 am

engineer charleyWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

engineer charley

Man, finally made it up this big thing, with kk6yb, Dan, and Mike. After two previous trips up the Shepherd Pass, once to look at and walk away from Williamson, once to climb Tyndall, it was good to finally make it up (and back). The bowl is quite a trudge, and the chimney gave me a challenge trying to reach holds my 3 taller companions had no trouble with. But, wow! My 3rd 14er.
Posted Feb 28, 2008 1:56 pm

travelin_lightNortheast Ridge
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2008

travelin_light

The climb and descent was completed over four days in winter with my good buddy Kostas Stamatiou. Passing the horns was the hardest part. This route made me really hungry for like two weeks.
Posted Feb 23, 2008 7:46 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

bighornmonkey

Climbed once from Shepherd's pass and once from Bair's creek. IMHO, the toughest 14er in california.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 1:00 pm

jimeganMT WILLIAMSON  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2001

jimegan

CLIMBED WITH LVMC MEMBERS PAUL, XAVIER, AND JILL FROM BASE CAMP AT SHEPARDS PASS
Posted Feb 6, 2008 8:27 pm

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

steve_hiebert

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

lefty

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

jonhersh

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

mybackyard

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

Viewing: 61-80 of 168 « PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...  9  NEXT » 
[ Return to 'Mount Williamson' main page ]