All Locations > California > Los Angeles Basin > Angeles Nationa… > Williamson Rock > Waterfall Wall
Guilty Being White
Avg: 2.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Sam Owings & Scott Erler 1989, extension: Troy Mayr, Sam Owings, Jack Marshall & Mike Ayon|
|Page Views:||409 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Mar 27, 2007|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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.
DescriptionThis superb route, who's name comes from a Minor Threat song, is located on the right side of the Waterfall Wall a short distance right of Valdez (5.10d) and just left of Splish Splash (5.12c/d) which climbs along the edge of a small concave area.
After negotiating the steep, bouldery start (stickclip the 1st bolt or boulder up and then climb back down) move out left to a restful stance before punching it past a difficult section around the third bolt (crux). Higher the angle relents, the holds improve and it's a cruise to the anchors.
Originally the route stopped before the current anchors, but was later extended resulting in more quality climbing to an already fun climb.