New Hope for Williamson Rock Access

Date: 2/17/2009

After a three-year "temporary" climbing closure at Williamson Rock near Los Angeles, we have seen significant progress in the last few months. The area was originally closed as a precautionary measure to protect critical habitat of the mountain yellow-legged frog while the United States Forest Service (USFS) conducted an environmental assessment and studied options for alternate trail access. However, the area remained closed due to lack of funding for the study. The USFS has finally earmarked funding for what we hope will be a thorough assessment of the area, including alternate trail access. The USFS plans to implement a strategy for the Williamson Rock funds by October 2009.

Visit the Friends of Williamson Rock website for more information and updates.