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Williamson in Winter

Postby RyderS » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:13 am

Anyone have experience with a winter ascent of Mt. Williamson? My friend and I are doing some winter mountaineering in the high Sierras this January, and we're thinking about some mountains and routes. The Long Twisting Rib seems awesome, but we're not sure how it handles in the winter. Any info would be much appreciated, as I couldn't find much in the way of winter ascents on the route description page.
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby kevin trieu » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:23 am

No experience on the Long Twisting Rib but tried South Fork of Bairs Creek twice, Sheppard Pass once and Geoge Creek once. Did it in Jan, Feb and Mar. January you will fine the worst possible snow conditions. Everything will be powdery and there will be suffering. Enjoy!
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby JJBrunner » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:39 am

No experience with it, but I want to do the NE ridge this winter! I'm trying to convince my partner but I don't think he's 100% up for it...
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby Dave Dinnell » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:46 pm

kevin trieu wrote:... and there will be suffering. Enjoy!


My favorite line for today :twisted:
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby Tom Kenney » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:23 pm

Do a search at YouTube for 'mount williamson winter' ... It's an education, to say the least!
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby bobpickering » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:35 pm

I once did the regular route via Shepherd Pass in February. It started snowing as we reached the summit. 6" by the time we got back to Anvil Camp and 12" by morning. The trip went smoothly overall, but it sure took longer that a July day hike.
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby seano » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:50 am

See here.
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby WML » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:58 am

that NE ridge of Williamson in winter has been something I had been hoping to do last winter, but never wound up conning anyone to suffer up that for days. No matter how you slice it, Williamson is one big, aesthetic peak...WANT!
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby JJBrunner » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:44 am

Let's get a SP Williamson team ready for the attack!
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Re: Williamson in Winter

Postby WML » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:01 am

JJBrunner wrote:Let's get a SP Williamson team ready for the attack!



Sounds good, that NE Ridge and/or Long Twisting rib look like an adventure at any time of the year...never knowing what will happen...alpinism at its finest!
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