Mount Williamson Climber's Log

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jonhersh

jonhersh - Jul 16, 2007 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

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.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Jul 16, 2007 7:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

West Face, Fri the 13th  Sucess!

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.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 11, 2007 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

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.

psuthe

psuthe - Jul 6, 2007 10:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

The bowl kills  Sucess!

Great peak, the chute wasn't bad at all (except that it's at alltitude), but the bowl completely deflated my enthusaism...it's not hard, it just wears on you.

skotty

skotty - Jul 3, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

No more rocks please  Sucess!

Enough with the boulders! Wow that's a lot of rocks, and what were the engineers of the Shepards Pass Trail thinking? Nevertheless, awesome peak; worth the effort.

kk6yb

kk6yb - Jun 26, 2007 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

We camped by the lake closest to the black stain on the west face. On Saturday we climbed up the chute and chimney. The class 3 chimney was challenging and fun for someone who has barely done any class 3 before.

kolbi2112

kolbi2112 - Jun 23, 2007 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

West Face

Made a solo attempt on the west face but came up short. Might give it another shot before July 15. There's still plenty of water on the way to the pass, and some snow right before the top of the pass but no big deal if you're going up late in the day.

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

West Face  Sucess!

Climbed with JG after camping at Shepard Pass.

Guilty

Guilty - May 31, 2007 5:50 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

West Face  Sucess!

From Anvil camp, solo hike/climb the West Face Route. The chute was relatively free of snow/ice and progress very fast to the summit, then to Tyndall to finish the day. Brought my skis up by Anvil camp, but not enough snow to ski.

boogie0069

boogie0069 - May 23, 2007 4:34 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

George Creek  Sucess!

5 day trip up George Creek. Yes, it is a serious bushwhack. If you're wearing shorts, expect blood. Bear-ravaged Marijuana farm at 7,000 feet! First camp at 7900 feet, second camp at 11200. 4 nights with no tent and 10 degree temps/snow storm. First attempt thwarted by high winds. Summited on Cinco de Mayo. Talus scramble was most difficult part. Thanks to whoever cut steps up the bowl the previous weekend. Great view, crappy register.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 16, 2007 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

George Creek  Sucess!

Dayhiked with Glenn Gookin in a not-too-shabby 13.5hrs. His brother Sam was with us, but stopped just above the SE Slopes. Matthew H. and Eric G. joined us for most of the way, but split off to climb Barnard. Trip Report

atavist

atavist - Apr 6, 2007 5:43 am

#10  Sucess!

In February, this was a long snowy approach leading to a steep headwall. It was a bit windy but not too cold. Made the summit with Kevin Trieu. California 14er #10!

duaxanh - Apr 1, 2007 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

The Iron Will  Sucess!

Thanks to Mark for guiding me up this beautiful mountain. I arrived at SFO straight from D.C. and having no training or acclamitization after months of being lock up in the city. (Without my backpact and gear, we had to wait for them to be delivered by the airlines). We headed out to Bishop the next day. We camped out at the foothill and again at Anvil camp the next day. We started out at 5am and by the time we reached Sheperd Pass I was about to give up. The snow fields were beautiful. We made it to the bowl and with sheer will power made the last 500m.

yaknjorgl

yaknjorgl - Jan 4, 2007 4:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 1998

george george  Sucess!

I made the summit with Chris Kobyashi on my second sweat up george creek. I remember fleas and ticks covering my arms and crawling out of my pockets both times at both creek crossings. The crux of the biscuit, by far. The blood suckers were hibernating,or on downers, and hangign out on the branches that canopied the small criks.
what i thought was a single deer track on the side of a 30% sand slope turned out to be the trail.
Great views, but the bump of a summit was anti-climactic compared to george creek. i know two people, in great shape that day climbed the creek- recommended.
Be mindful of the bighorn sheep restrictions and do not go up in the fall. We couldn't find the register anyway.

Chuckpeezy1

Chuckpeezy1 - Oct 25, 2006 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Perfect combo

Tried Tyndall and Williamson in the same trip, didn't time it right, only got to the summit of Tyndall. Failure reminds just makes the challange real.

mdash

mdash - Jul 29, 2006 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

West face chute from Shepherd Pass  Sucess!

Best view in the Sierra! The Williamson Bowl is gorgeous and the view from the summit, spectacular! (Has anyone EVER seen a Bighorn Sheep here? Or are they all in hiding until July 15th?)

orandall

orandall - Jul 17, 2006 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

West Face  Sucess!

Fun Scrambling over the Black Spot and up the Chimney/Crack, with gorgeous views from the summit. Ax/crampons not needed.

RickF

RickF - Jun 30, 2006 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

West Face - Chute  Sucess!

Fun Climb, It was a long day from Shepard's Pass and back. Great weather all day. Seven snow fields to cross in Williamson Bowl and snow in the chute. The summit register was in a tortilla bag with no pen.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Jun 27, 2006 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

West Face from Shepherd Pass  Sucess!

Good climb, no where near as bad as others have made it out to be. Follow Secor's route across the bowl, and it goes by easy and fast (a little snow helps smooth things out). Stuck to one side of the chute or the other, and enjoyed the scramble! Added Tyndall the same day.

tb00957 - Jun 21, 2006 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005

from shepherd pass  Sucess!

heavy snow made the climb somewhat easier, but it's still a tough climb.

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