Mount Williamson Climber's Log

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cab

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.

MarieP

MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 3:45 pm

George Creek  Sucess!

Ascend is not so bad, but going down is a different story...

SJ

SJ - Jul 21, 2009 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

First part of a twofer  Sucess!

Headed out from Shepherd's Pass at 0400 in fairly heavy snow. Took around 4 hours (after getting turned around and unknowingly crossing a frozen lake) to get to the base of the west face. Solid climb up, chimney to the summit had a lot of snow and ice on it. Rappeled down a portion of it. Awesome climb, approach was a beast.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jul 13, 2009 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

West Face  Sucess!

Great 4 day solo trip covering Will, Barnard, Trojan, and Tyndall. Camped in Williamson Bowl all three nights to avoid strong wind at the pass. Some snow- used crampons briefly in the chute- no ice axe though. Chimney was fun and weather on top was perfect!

lakenyon - Jul 7, 2009 3:50 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

George Creek  Sucess!

2 day trip via George Creek. Slow but otherwise good.

mariusschilder - Jul 6, 2009 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

West Face  Sucess!

Left Anvil at 4am, at pass at 5:45. Snow below pass was crusty but passable w/o axe or crampons. Some snow up high in gully but easily climbed around on climber's right.

RussThaw

RussThaw - Jun 23, 2009 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

longest day  Sucess!

Had a great Father's Day summitting Mount Williamson this past Sunday with climbing partners Bryan Bell, my son Travis, & joining Sean Kenney in the snow covered shoot on the way up. Warm, no wind, clear skies at the top. Just a great day !! Duck Soup ! Russ Thaw

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 23, 2009 11:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

West Face  Sucess!

Had great weather for our climb up the West Face. Camped at Sheperds Pass and had the whole area to ourselves. We had a bit of an epic as we took a right had turn about 500 feet before the end of the gully looking for the chimney. Ended up on some dicey 4th class stuff but we were able to downclimb and head back up the gully to the summit. Sweet views of Whitney, Russel and Tyndal.

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney - Jun 22, 2009 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

West Face

Hard to top the weather we had yesterday. :)

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jun 9, 2009 12:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

Crossing the rock pile  Sucess!

Otherwise known as the Williamson bowl.

Took a chance on the weather and was rewarded with a outstanding weekend of climbing. 2 more 14er's and 2 new climbing partners. Thanks SJ and souloscrambler for a great trip!

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thholder

thholder - Apr 28, 2009 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

West Face Gully  Sucess!

from camp at lake below Tyndall's east face

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004

West Face: Camped at Shepherd's Pass  Sucess!

This was a tough approach through the Williamson Bowl and up the West Face. Got off route starting too far South up the West face, this cost of a couple of hours. Snow was heavy through the upper section so we when to the ice and spikes. In addition anchored and belayed for safety. By the time we reached the summit it was almost 5 pm, but fortunately the weather was perfectly clear. Fantastic view!
We considered bivying in the summit bowl to enjoy the firework display in the town of Independence, but elected to return to camp at Shepherd’s pass. The only difficulty in the decent was dealing with the boulders in the Bowl after dark. Even with headlamps, tough to find the exact route out were able to view the fireworks in the Independence as we exited the bowl. This made for a long but very rewarding day. What a spectacular peak!

uh60speedy - Oct 2, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2006

West Face  Sucess!

The Bowl was much harder then anticipated, and I was suffering from the altitude half way up. Still made the summit and dragged ass back to camp.

seano

seano - Sep 5, 2008 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

West Face  Sucess!

A long, painful day from Shepherd's Pass TH. Is there a less painful way to climb this?

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 22, 2008 5:52 am

N Fork Bairs Creek  Sucess!

Terrible bushwhacking on hike in. Summit day makes it well worth it.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Aug 8, 2008 1:07 am

winter is better...  Sucess!

so many attempts...

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts - Jul 31, 2008 6:40 pm

West Face  Sucess!

The old register book was still there from 1930. It's in the Bancroft Library now.

panweilin

panweilin - Jul 23, 2008 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Oh, mine, that chimney  Sucess!

Backpack to Pothole, day hike up to Shepherd Pass, summit via West Face route.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:06 pm

Success on Williamson  Sucess!

Climbed a year ago June. Good peak- long approach!

SillyUncleKarl

SillyUncleKarl - Jul 9, 2008 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

June 30th report  Sucess!

The short climb at the top of the gully was freezing.

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