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Elevation: 14,375 ft 4,381 m
GPS: 36.6561, -118.3111
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 24, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This massive peak to the north of Whitney and Russell, towers above Manzanar. It is the second highest peak in California.

There are no longer access restrictions related to bighorn sheep. These were lifted by 2011 at the recommendation of the scientists that had been studying them until then.

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Take Market Street, west from Independence. After 4.4 miles turn left on Foothill Rd. Follow a right fork. Follow signs to "Shepherd Pass Trailhead".
Hike to Shepherd Pass.

Further reading:

Shepherd Pass Trail page on the Inyo National Forest website.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Williamson

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 37
West Face
Trad, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow X
 9
North East Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
North Arete
Trad, Alpine
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West Face
 37
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
North East Ridge
 9
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine
North Arete
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
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