Williamson River Cliffs Rock Climbing
|GPS:||42.671, -121.844 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Winston Mueller on Oct 16, 2019|
|Admins:||Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
Local organizations ask that to keep this area open to the climbing community and avoid another area closure, please park at the large gravel turn around area below the cliff where parking is abundant.
(See Map of Closure Areas In Photos)
The Williamson River Cliffs are predominantly a south-facing columnar basaltic crag, varying from 30 to 60 feet in height, located east of US Highway 97 between Diamond Lake Junction and Klamath Falls. Traditionally protected leads and top roping abounds in this secluded roadside attraction. Some fixed anchors exist as well as a sprinkling of sport routes. Most climbs have been done AND led in a traditional manner. Please respect first ascensionist, no new bolts. Contact local climbing organizations with safety concerns about loose rocks or damaged/old bolts. Documented climbing dates back to the early 1970s, but likely earlier. Has been called other names such as: Collier Park, Oax-Kanee Overlook, and Spring Creek Cliffs.
The top of the "1st Wall" and the "Elephant Wall" yield nice views of the geographically unique Klamath Basin and the pristine waters of the Williamson River, as well as Mt. Shasta and Mt. McLoughlin.
Some previously accessed areas are off limits to recreationists in efforts to preserve historical Native American Cultural Sites at the top of the cliff band. These areas include the entire top of the "2nd Wall". No top roping permitted here, nor is topping out on any of the "2nd Wall" routes. Updates on climbing routes will be published as access issues are resolved.
As always, leave not trace, and please help keep this area pristine by packing out any trash that may have been accidentally dropped by other recreationists.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Listed in the "guidebooks" section on this page are two excellent guide books put together by Greg Orton. This area is not featured in either of these books. The reason for this inaccuracy is that MP categorizes this area as SW Oregon, although it is on the east of the Cascade Range.
Access Road GPS - 42.646829, -121.878476
Parking Lot GPS - 42.668471, -121.844912
Classic Climbing Routes at Williamson River Cliffs
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