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JustinWFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009


Back in the States for under a week and nickL "talked" me into climbing. Didnt take much, after looking up at 18'000' peaks for 6 months I was ready to go as soon as I got home.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 12:49 am

nickLSummer AG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009


Fantastic weather both days of the trip. Camped at Lake Helen on day 1, left for the top at 3:00 am day 2. We were able to follow a tiny stripe of snow that hadnt melted yet to the right of the heart and all the way to the top of the Red Banks. Stoked on my first 14 er!
Posted Jun 12, 2010 4:05 pm

theAxemanDry slog  Sucess!


Shredder and I did an extremely dry hike up the face, very loose, bivied right at the Red Banks on a ledge I made us. Lots of rockfall, we had to take cover above Helen lake a few times.
Posted Jan 3, 2010 11:11 am

SKIRIP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007


Watched a gal buy it from Cassaval the day before thanksgiving. RIP.
Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:27 pm

SFMountaineer4 times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009


Been here 4 times, only successful once. Two failures due to weather, one due to a late start and extra cold conditions.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 12:49 pm

iditarod81Fabulous weather.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009


Seriously, the weather could not have been better for this trip. Perfectly clear skies, low winds and good snow made for a safe and beautiful ascent. We left Lake Helen around 4:45 and summited at 9:15. A low-wind, high-sun summit made for a nice rest before glissading down to Helen. The forest service rangers had a constant presence, always making sure climbers were safe and having fun (as well as checking for summit passes of course). My husband spoke with one of the rangers at length about an intense winter rescue some years ago. We were blessed to have such excellent weather yesterday.
Posted Jul 27, 2009 3:21 pm

zplustwoAG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009


Rocked it with Summit for Someone, awesome route, awesome group. If you're looking for a guide, SMG is excellent.
Posted Jun 16, 2009 10:17 am

BlackmouthAwesome Glissade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2009


I summited with Forjan via Casaval ridge and we used Avy Gulch for our descent. The glissade down was awesome. The snow was a little mushy past Lake Helen.
Posted May 25, 2009 2:33 pm

peerzatperfect conditions are so nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009


skin up. stay at lake helen. maybe 20 for a low overnight. climb up. summit. light a match on the summit. blow it out. look around. laugh. ski down. perfect snow on the gulch. as The Flight of the Concords say, "Conditions were perfect". will have to do the chutes next time.
Posted May 3, 2009 4:24 pm

gomez13First Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2000


My first time on Crampons and using an ice axe. Learned what a long day in the mountains is
Posted Apr 20, 2009 4:25 pm

sierrasclimberLame on foot  Sucess!


Ticked for the list should have climbed it another way or done it in better snow on skies.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:41 pm

OWildernessClimbed it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


7 times and counting...
Posted Dec 10, 2008 3:17 am

mdostbyAvy Gulch  Sucess!


Climbed several times via this route. Always crowded.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 10:42 pm

BCJGreat glissade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


All worth it for the glissade. Whiteout on top with most people choosing to go back down from the Red Banks.
Posted Oct 4, 2008 3:40 pm

SiennaMy first snow ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2003


…my only snow ascent
Posted Sep 5, 2008 3:48 pm

atavistavalanche gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2005


the route had good traffic. on the way up, we watched two people slip and ride the express train all the way to the bottom of the gulch.
Posted Mar 16, 2008 10:46 am

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2004


First attempt on Shasta...We made the summit under very strong winds
Posted Dec 29, 2007 10:15 am

NewDayRisingAG left of Heart  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


Route: Avalanche Gulch Variation Left of Heart

First mountaineering trip with a bunch of Boy Scouts and my brother. Left horse camp about 0300 and returned in 12 hrs. Ryan and friend summitted, then myself and brother. Others to follow. All but 3 summitted. Will have to come back when there is more snow.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 12:09 am

DebDAY HIKE!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


Tina and I were supposed to camp at 50/50 Sat nite but with impending crud weather on Sunday and our zest for adventure....we dayhiked the Hill! Loved it even though I was sucking butt over 13K'. Had the best time!
Posted May 30, 2007 12:05 pm

CBoldt1010Long day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006


Long way up from Bunny Flat. Great climb though!
Posted May 9, 2007 6:37 pm

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