Ascent of Mount Williamson on 2012-08-12
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||14373 ft / 4380 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter hiking to Shepherd's Pass (and ascending Tyndall) the previous day, our full group set out for Williamson a little after 6:00AM. Up a slope, then into the Williamson Bowl, with lots of boulder hopping.
From there, it was up a talus ramp, which disappeared behind a gendarme. The ramp led to a chute, which turned into a chimney. Easy and fun Class 3 climbing here with mild exposure. Most of our party had helmets due to reports of rockfall, but it was not an issue for us - Collin and I had only caps on. Anji apparently got hit with a small stone in the helmet but was unharmed (I heard about it later, but did not see what happened).
The climb ends on the summit plateau, and some more boulder hop type climbing and the summit is right there. Spectacular views all around! Descent was by the same route, and was not difficult. Collin and I broke camp at the pass and went all the way back to the trailhead, so the stats include that, but not the time taken to pack up.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3940 ft / 1200 m|
| Elevation Loss:||9668 ft / 2945 m|
| Distance:||17.4 mi / 28 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast|
Cloudy with storm clouds
| Elevation Gain:||2594 ft / 790 m|
| Extra Loss:||255 ft / 77 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Williamson Bowl & chute|
| Trailhead:||Shepherd's Pass 12034 ft / 3667 m|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 32 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||9413 ft / 2868 m|
| Extra Gain:||1346 ft / 410 m|
| Distance:||13.6 mi / 21.9 km|
| Route:||Shepherd's Pass trail|
| Trailhead:||Symmes Creek Trailhead 6306 ft / 1922 m|
| Time Down:||8 Hours 33 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 1Tyndal_Willamson (1 nights total away from roads)|
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