Williamson Rock is under a temporary closure to all recreational uses, including climbing, pursuant to a ruling by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the area is critical habitat for the endangered yellow-legged mountain frog. Efforts by the non-profit organization Friends of Williamson Rock, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, are underway to regain climbing access to Williamson. For information on the status of these efforts, and to learn how you can help, contact the Friends of Williamson Rock: williamsonrock.org
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This is the huge wall just left of the Freezer Burn Wall that is separated from that wall by a deep and fairly wide chimney that narrows towards the back. Routes are found on the outer portion of the buttress as well as in the depths of the chimney.
Classics here include Being There (5.7) and Dancing In The Storm (5.10b) with Wicked Good Chode (5.10a) and F.S.T.D. (5.11c) being worthy of mention.
Approach as for the Freezer Burn Wall, and continue past it, making a short scramble, to reach the base of the formation.
Begin by scrambling up the chimney, 15 ft. right of Being There. Work up on incuts and edges. Continue up the face staying right of the arÍte. Climb edges and incuts into the shallow groove and over a series of bulges to an anchor on the ledge. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CA