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|
Micah Klesick, Nate Ball
History (Admin Only): Nate Ball approved this area Oct 16, 2019 View all 4
Nate Ball approved "Weather Resources" Oct 17, 2019
Nate Ball approved "Weather Resources" Oct 27, 2019
Nate Ball approved "Description" Apr 2, 2020
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 sitting 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.
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". There is no top roping available here, and no topping out on any of the "2nd Wall" routes. Updates on climbing routes will be published as access issues are resolved.
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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