Ascent of Mount Williamson on 2013-07-21

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Others in Party:Mihai Giurgiulescu -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Stephanie Kubik
Bill Carpenter
Eric (old Eric)
Pat Hadley
Date:Sunday, July 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Williamson
    Elevation:14373 ft / 4380 m

Ascent Trip Report

2015 Update - see my Mt Tyndall Trip Report 2015 for an updated GPX track that includes water sources and landmarks leading up to Shepherd's Pass.

Absolutely loved this mountain. The 60ft chimney, to quote a member, "wasn't that bad." Seriously...don't let the chimney deter you from this route. It has solid holds.

Note that the GPX file is split into 3 segments by day. And the descent from Williamson to Shepherd Pass on day 2 got cut off because the batteries in Pat's Garmin died.

(PersonalNote)Day 1: oatmeal bfast, 2 poptarts, 1 grapefruit, lavash, nutella/pb, cuban black beans and rice backpacker's pantry (gross)
Day 2: oatmeal bfast, 2 poptarts, lavash, nutella/pb, gorp, promax protein bar, 2 dried figs, Highland Park 18 whiskey, DELICIOUS Bear Creek "Darn Good Chilli", pudding+whey, gummi bears
Day 3: oatmeal bfast, gummi bears, lavash, nutella/pb, nectarine, snicker's(/PersonalNote)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10673 ft / 3252 m
    Extra Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Round-Trip Distance:26.7 mi / 43 km
    Route:Shepherd Pass; West Face
    Trailhead:Shepherd Pass Trailhead  6300 ft / 1920 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:13 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Williamson.201307 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Williamson2013-07-21 a10673 ft / 3253 m
2Polychrome Peak2013-07-21 b928 ft / 283 m
3Mount Tyndall-Shepherd's Pass2013-07-22 c 
Total Trip Gain: 11601 ft / 3536 m    Total Trip Loss: 11601 ft / 3536 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

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