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Routes in Mt. Williamson

North Arete T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
North East Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow X
West Face T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
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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.

Getting There [Edit]

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
 17
West Face
Trad, Alpine
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow X
 4
North East Ridge
Trad, Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Face
 17
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
North East Ridge
 4
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Mod. Snow X Trad, Snow, Alpine
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