Chris Owen on the Freezer Burn Wall long before it...
With more than 300 routes from 5.6 to 5.13 and cool temperatures Williamson Rock is Southern California's premier summer sport climbing destination. The rock is an unusual type of highly featured granite that produces routes that reward creative technical climbing prowess.
Follow the climber's trail from the Williamson Rock parking lot, located about 1/4 mi. east of the Eagles Roost picnic area on SR 2 (Angeles Crest Highway). The approach takes about 15 minutes.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
74 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',0]
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The Labyrinth 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : London Wall
Originally bolted in 1990 an extension with a second seperate set of anchors was added in 2002. Long, sustained and powerful this route requires good core strength and the ability to pull down hard with good technique. Starting on a short slabby ramp to steep overhanging terrain on good flakes, crimpers and jugs to a short rest at the first set of anchors. Continue on for three more bolts on scary flakes to the second anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for Williamson Rock
This was taken in 1984 way above the Voices Wall. ...
Jay Tanzman on Hellraiser.
BETA PHOTO: Williamson Rock viewed from Angeles Crest Hwy
A climber nears the anchors on Industrial Disease ...
Chuck on The Hired Gun (5.11a), Williamson Rock
Don't Look at Me! (5.10a) at the Blue Velvet Buttr...
1980's pre-bolting, up Wedding March slab and into...
Our Lord's Candle (Hesperoyucca whipplei), Angeles...
Williamson Rock Guidebook by Troy Mayr & Anthony S...
By Eric Holden
From: Temecula, CA
Jul 25, 2011
Went out there a few days ago. Just went off a guide book and didn't know about the closure. Only one small sign near trailhead mentioned it being closed. We called the forest department and spoke with them. When asked when it might reopen they told us no time soon.
By Brian Chastain
Mar 7, 2013
2 more years. I would like to hope the climbing community can band together to put up a legitimate fight this time around.
By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
May 2, 2013
I wonder if the luminaries who closed this area understood that other crags hereabouts (SoCal) would be adversely impacted? Scientists tend to wear blinkers.
Holcomb Valley Pinnacles comes to mind.