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Williams Bottom Rock Climbing

Bryce just starting a rock climbing route at Williams Bottom Camping Area.

While we were camped at Williams Bottom Camping Area, we discovered a few rock climbing routes. We tried two of them. One was bolted but had sketchy pitons. The other was a crack climb near the pit toilet. We top-roped that one. It was probably a 5-8 or 5-9.

Trip Report: April 13, 2012

We discovered that rock climbing in the dark is pretty hard. Especially without a light. The pitons were spaced out pretty far and they looked pretty sketchy so we didn't end up completing the route.

Williams Bottom Camping Area

The fun rock climb we did was just west of the pit toilets. Zac and I climbed around the cliff, ran some webbing from the bolts to the lip of the cliff, then dropped the rope. I belayed Zac down then rappeled down.

Zac climbed first and attempted the face of the cliff, which was pretty much impossible. So then he tried the crack. He didn't make it all the way up, so then I tried. I made it all the way up on my first try without ever using the rope, which is kind of like flashing it except that I was top roping instead of lead climbing. Bryce went up last and made it but with quite a bit of help.

Williams Bottom Camping Area
Williams Bottom Camping Area
Williams Bottom Camping Area

In the morning when we went back to get the rope, we found this cool petroglyph panel less than 10 feet from where we were climbing.

Williams Bottom Camping Area