All Locations > California > Los Angeles Basin > Angeles Nationa… > Williamson Rock > Mushroom Boulder
Kill the Spore
Avg: 1.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 30 ft|
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|Shared By:||jt512 on Mar 19, 2007|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: Williamson Rock is currently closed to climbing. Details
Williamson Rock is under a temporary closure to all recreational uses, including climbing, pursuant to a ruling by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the area is critical habitat for the endangered yellow-legged mountain frog. Efforts by the non-profit organization Friends of Williamson Rock, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, are underway to regain climbing access to Williamson. For information on the status of these efforts, and to learn how you can help, contact the Friends of Williamson Rock: williamsonrock.org Per the Access Fund's update, in 2017 the Forest Service hopes to begin an environmental study of the impact of allowing limited climbing to resume. In the meantime, the Forest Service supervisor has extended the closure until January, 2017.
Although 5.11b/c is the official guidebook rating, the difficulty is highly dependent on the climber's height. I've heard 6-foot-tall climbers call the route 5.9. It all depends on what footholds you have to use to reach the crux crimp: the shorter you are, the worse the footholds (and the better your technique must be).