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lzpupQuick Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2015

lzpup

Drove all night from San Diego , hit breakfast at hi/lo. Left trailhead at 9, long stop and Horse camp. mellow pace , hit snow about 3/4 mile up from horse camp , stayed on left in gully to Helen Lake. 5 tents or so, great sleep. Should have stuck to early start plan, left camp at 6. Recommend 4. Hit banks 2 from climbers right. Summit! warm as heck on way down, postholing on misery hill. Went almost all the way climbers right, but berg pulled most out on top so we went one from right then cut through rocks.. glisade all the way to camp (thankfully). So hot, applied sunblock tons, but did not get lips.. stupid and sucks. boiled , packed and walked out. Great trip. Met a 68 year old women killing it on the climb!!
Posted Jun 13, 2015 6:56 pm

Bill562Skied  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Bill562

From 9600 camp, this one would have been better as a day trip.
Posted May 25, 2015 11:00 pm

ScottyPMany times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2007

ScottyP

Many, many times
Posted Oct 26, 2014 4:50 pm

yadahzoemtnBeautiful Shasta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

yadahzoemtn

35 mile an hour winds on our summit bid. But we made it.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 7:43 pm

mrchad95x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2013

mrchad9

Ticked off December for a climb of Mount Shasta during every calendar month over a period of several years. This trip was cold, dark, and frankly horrid climbing even without the -38 wind chill in the forecast. Chose this route simply to minimize the wind... think I'm done with this area for Decembers!

Also nice overnight trip in fairly cold but good conditions on February 2, 2013. Went left of The Heart which was a lot more interesting when traversing under the Red Banks than the standard route.

Also got my first winter ascent in after many trips up the mountain on January 20, 2013. Great conditions... long dayhike.

And did this route on June 7, 2003 and August 7, 2005.
Posted Dec 11, 2013 5:00 pm

cliffmgood stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2013

cliffm

great mountain.
Posted Apr 23, 2013 8:15 pm

DrHillFirst real mountaineering experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

DrHill

With the little brother, camped at Helen's lake. Greatness.
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:20 pm

ShastaAvalanche Gulch, A Classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Shasta

Second time on the mountain. First successful summit. Looking to climb the Casaval Ridge next month. Can't wait to try that route out.
Posted Feb 10, 2013 11:56 pm

FletchTurned back twice
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Fletch

in winter conditions. I see where the route gets its name...
Posted Dec 26, 2012 2:25 pm

kteichertBeast!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

kteichert

Definitely the least technical way to climb Shasta. The soft dirt under the rocks is a pain to navigate cuz the slopes are so steep and the angle of repose of the rocks is at a treacherous level. I didn't like the red ledges at all. I thought they were nerve racking. But that mountain was a beast to climb
Posted Aug 3, 2012 8:50 pm

WendellatorSecond Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

Wendellator

Tried to climb in march,had white out conditions.Came back in June to a beautiful blue bird day and had a great climb.Clear skies Good snow pack.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 2:42 pm

lilmantisUnderestimated Beauty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

lilmantis

Great trip with 5 other people that I had never met before, connected by SP and arranged online. One of the best climbs I have been on. The weather took a huge turn for the better when we climbed it after a couple very cold days. I would do this route again!
Posted Jun 24, 2012 12:01 am

bennersAwesome!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

benners

Climbed and skied Avalanche Gulch in primo conditions. Great snow coverage up there right now.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 2:50 pm

nicozoneAttempted between Weather Windows
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

nicozone

With a storm system having passed through during the week, but a 2 day window of good weather clearing any potential avalanche conditions, we drove from Corvallis, Oregon to Shasta on a Saturday morning and hiked up to Lake Helena to camp out in preparation for a Sunday morning summit attempt. We got to camp in 15-20 degree temperatures and 25 mph winds. With exhaustion and hypothermia becoming real concerns, we barely slept and bailed the next morning. Conditions were perfect on Sunday morning, but we had no energy left to make it.
Posted May 29, 2012 12:50 am

climbarcatalong one day slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010
rocky approach for the first 4 miles or so then moved on to snow maybe next time i will bring approach shoes
Posted May 28, 2012 4:14 pm

blakemj33Saweeeet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

blakemj33

Pretty straight forward climb.
Posted Dec 25, 2011 1:58 pm

ElGrecoAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

ElGreco

Straightforward climb, up the main Red Banks chimney. Still lots of snow left for this time of year. We didn't witness any rockfall. Windy and cold at Misery Hill. Awesome glissade back to Helen!
Posted Oct 29, 2011 12:08 am

Slothmanfairly easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011
Probably the last clear weekend of the season, getting up the chute after the Heart was the hardest due to nearly vertical ice. A storm was coming in during our descent, but awesome glissading.
Posted Sep 25, 2011 12:39 pm

chicagoskyFirst 14er via an epic slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

chicagosky

20hrs RT - most difficult part was from Helen Lake to top of Red Banks. Will be back to do another route next time.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 5:42 pm

SEFFast Snow Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011
Solo trip. Patchy snow from Bunny Flat becoming nearly continuous at Horse Camp. Hard crispy snow above Helen Lake turning mush by late morning. Lots of parties on the route. Left Bunny Flat 5:30 AM. Summited 10:00 AM. Back to the parking lot at 12:15 PM.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 11:15 am

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