From Shepard's Pass trail head follow the trail ~7 miles to Shepard's Pass at 12000'. This can be broken up into 2 days by staying at Anvil Camp at 10800'. Descent 300' into Williamson Basin- camping available near the lakes. Ascend the west face to black water stains and enter a 1000' chute. At the top of the chute, climb 1 pitch of 3rd class to gain the summit plateau. A permit is required- either reserved 6 months ahead or take your chances with a walk in day of your climb. Williamson is usually done with neighboring Mt Tyndall.
|Driving Distance from Portland||750 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||13 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climbing California's Fourteeners Porcella and Burns|
|Relevant Maps||Inyo National Forest Williamson Quad|