Mount Williamson Climber's Log

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Deb - Jul 19, 2011 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Via LTR  Sucess!

Climbed Long Twisting Rib to West Horn then descended West Face. My favorite part? None of it. Lost camera, I was sick, returned to camp in the dark. UGH! No need to climb this bitch again!


oliverkalt - Jul 15, 2011 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

W-face  Sucess!

Great climb from camp above Shepherd Pass. I was up there on a solo trip, but teamed up in the morning with Bob, Tim, and Taylor and had a great time. We had a long siesta on the summit with no wind and great views. 3.5hrs to the summit, 3hrs back to the tent. The climbing day could not have been better and I made new friends.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:06 pm

through george creek  Sucess!

spring 2010 via george creek


Smithman123 - Jun 27, 2011 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

West Face Gully  Sucess!

Camped at the first saddle before the 500' of elevation gain loss. Carried camping gear all the way to base of black stain the next day; summitted at 4:40p. An ice axe was necessary to climb the chute, but probably won't be in another week with warm temps. Snow in the bowl helped enourmously -- we crossed it in less than an hour each way.


Bascuela - Jun 26, 2011 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

West Face  Sucess!

Greeted by amazing views.


kwag - May 9, 2011 1:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011

N. Fork Bairs Creek  Sucess!

This mountain makes you earn the summit like nothing else. After a grueling first day to our camp at 9500 and the Bairs creek headwall to 13600, I was dead. But a short rest and some pepperoni stick gave me the extra juice I needed. We climbed up some snow filled chutes (~45 degrees, it felt like 55 but I'm new at this...) to the east of the summit. The wind was howling once we topped out of the chute. The last hundred feat to the true summit I thought I was going to get blown over (be it by wind, dizziness or headache). All three of us made it and one skied back while we glissaded (sort of.). Great trip!


TheNobleSunfish - May 3, 2011 2:33 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

West Face  Sucess!

3 Day trip with Caltech Alpine Club members. Long summit day from Anvil Camp.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 3:13 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

Climbed up the West Face during a 3 day trip.


gordonye - Sep 20, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

West Face

Epic attempt from Anvil Camp to West Face of Williamson with Vlad, Hakan, and Cenk. Only Vlad made it to the summit. He almost climbed West Horn too, and summited Tyndall the next day.


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Day hike  Sucess!

One of my first Sierra day hikes-bit of a long day, and boulder field sucked, but one of my more memorable experiences. Short, but cool semi chimney section on the way up to summit. Williamson is a beast


Aviprk - Jul 17, 2010 2:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

West Face Slog  Sucess!

Super long hike to Shepherd pass. I thought I was in the wrong pass till I finally saw Tyndall on the other side. Was planning to do Tyndall that same day but got to the pass at 6:00pm which was too late at that point

Did Williamson via West Face the following day. Another day that took much longer than expected. Took 2:00 just to get to the base of the mountain from the lake near Shepherd Pass. Wanted to do Tyndall along with Williamson the same day but the energy spent on Williamson alone was too much. Failed Tyndall twice before I even began. Maybe another day with more realistic goals...


Blackmouth - Jul 7, 2010 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

Big Willy  Sucess!

Summited via the west face from Shepards Pass. Shepards pass was a great campsite for the one night I was there. This was a lot longer and tougher than I thought it would be. I had some route finding problems in the bowl and did not have enough time to climb Tyndall. I'll be back.


sespegorilla - Jun 29, 2010 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Mt Williamson

West face from Williamson Bowl and Shepherds Pass(brutal).


pratyush - Jun 9, 2010 12:24 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

summitted  Sucess!

... with Bill Kells, Dan Bower, Danielle Brown, Jon Weismann and Patrick Sanan, on 22-24 May' 2009, via the West Face (class 3)


kraymes - May 22, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 1992

West Face  Sucess!

As I got to summit some guy was flying away on a hang glider. Forgotten the name signed in the register, but it said something about the North Face extreme team. Nothing like a little bit of awesomeness to humble one's ego.


jspeigl - Apr 26, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

George Creek  Sucess!

Tough 2 day trip up George Creek with perfect weather.

jimqpublic - Feb 10, 2010 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1985

Williamson Creek  Sucess!

Standard West Face route on the mountain. Instead of the up/down/up/down of taking the trail from Symmes Creek to Shepherd Pass, we followed the creek. The thinking was that reduced mileage and no altitude loss would make up for lack of trail.

Starting up Shepherd Creek from Foothill Road, then Williamson Creek to the lakes. As one might expect, the route generally gave a choice of talus and scree contouring along the canyon, willow thickets alongside the creek, or walking in the stream itself. Water was fairly low and we did a combination of the three.

Ultimately the choice of following the creek was a lot more work than the trail. I returned to the lakes the next weekend and took only 2/3 the time that the creek route had taken.

Note: Date is approximate

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:39 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

West Face Route  Sucess!

Part of a 3-day backpack (2 nights at Anvil Camp).


cdewhurst - Sep 21, 2009 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

cdewhurst  Sucess!

Tough mountain to climb and not for the faint of heart. Williamson bowl is a beast to cross followed by the scree trail to get to the chute. Camped at Shepards Pass. Took me 8+hours to summit from there. Bailed on Tyndall the following day. No energy left. Appreciated being on top. Toughest climb to date.


cab - Aug 31, 2009 10:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

West Face Route

Brutal slog up the West Face after the long trip across Williamson Bowl and hike up from Anvil Camp. Was totally spent after getting back to camp at the top of Shepherd Pass. Climbed Tyndall the next day.

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