Mount Williamson Climber's Log

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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.


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 3:45 pm

George Creek  Sucess!

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


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

West Face Gully  Sucess!

from camp at lake below Tyndall's east face

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