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chinyumy first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009
start hiking around 12am from bunny flat trailhead, summit at 1pm, ride my snowboard down, reach parking lot around 5pm. I was Exhausted, but worth it.
Posted Feb 24, 2010 4:23 pm

PellucidWombatBack for Revenge!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2010


I made it to the Sargents/Green Butte junction in January, but low snow made the route too slow-going and technical to continue. This time we had better snow, but a low start (road closure was at 5,000 ft!) This made for a long day between the approach, trail breaking from Bunny Flat, route finding difficulties through the cliffs, and my partner's 'tweaked' leg acting up near the end of the route and really slowing our descent. All in all it was 26 hrs car-to-car, 22.5 miles & 9,400' of gain done on 800 calories of food. Next time I'll bring more snacks for this route!

Even with full snow conditions, I found the traverse through the gendarmes far harder in terms of route finding, steepness, and hazards. Definitely my favorite route on the mountain so far!
Posted Feb 18, 2010 2:55 am

DustyDeb9Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004


Another great climb with my dad. Perfect weather, camped at Helen Lake. Summited 10 am, beautiful views. Clouds came in fast during decent and there was poor visibility on our way back to Helen Lake. Amazing to see how fast the weather changes up there.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 12:23 am

DustyDeb9Avalanche Gulch
Date Climbed: May 20, 2009


Beautiful, but abnormally warm on the mountain. Camped at Helen Lake, left camp at 4:30 am for summit attempt. Made it 3/4 up Misery Hill before altitude sickness gave reason to turn around.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 12:13 am

SKIThe White Queen  Sucess!


Taken as a Day ascent via Cassaval and as a winter assault via Cassaval --> Avy Gulch --> summit. This mountain will teach you everything you could ever hope to know with all of it's routes.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:09 pm

bryangastNo Snow on top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2008


Via the north side. Got to the top and the wind had cleaned off a lot of the snow.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 12:37 am

theAxemanMany Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2004


Climbed with Shredder (Russ Barrett). Done the face, but the anthill is a bit tedious, I usually do the Casaval Ridge, completed solo May, 2007
Posted Jan 3, 2010 10:56 am

SchlekewayMystic Mountain  Sucess!


Climbed twice... something strange always seems to happen. First time I had seen a "labyrinth"!
Posted Jan 1, 2010 7:22 pm

Alpinist344th Time's a Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009


Excellent conditions late in the season. Firm snow up through the Redbanks and summit plateau. Previous 3 trips were turned back due to avvy conditions or high winds. Would like to return in 2010 in full snow coverage conditions.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 7:25 am

SnowsloggerSolo, winter conditions  Sucess!


Climbed this on my way south moving from WA to CA. Just beat the snow moving in on my way down, closer than I like to cut it.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 1:07 am

Princess ButtercupCasaval Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Bivy on the ridge, what a tremendous climb. Must go back to ski it.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 12:21 am

alpinedonRetro-signing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2003


went with my friend James. Struggled up to high camp at completely snowed-over Lake Helen, but then had a really great day the following morning, ascended in about four hours, the weather was great, although pretty windy.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 10:31 pm

kavakFrom Ski Bowl Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1977


Back in the day, this was a viable route and done in one day. It was snowing when we started, and we were on snow the whole route. We crossed over Green Butte Ridge into Avalanche Gulch and up toward the Red Banks. While still in the clouds, I was a bit nervous about small projectiles whizzing by. You could hear them rather than see them. Just before we reached Misery Hill we broke through the clouds and the views were spectacular. The trip down wasn't as fun as the snow became slushy on the lower slopes. Climbed with my brother-in-law.
Posted Nov 13, 2009 11:27 am

Darren9Shasta is fantastic  Sucess!


Climbed Shasta many times, all on north side routes.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:54 am

mtldrinstMilitary Climb  Sucess!


Been up that Mountain 7 times and summit 5 with Mountain Leader Students. 1994-1999 Mostly on the Hotlum. Tele Ski'd off the summit. (just below the rock band) all the way to the parking lot in 98. The 1st 1000 ft was strastrugi and sounded like I was throwing a chandelier down the mountian on every turn.
Did a winter ascent of Avalanche Gulch in March of 96 and went up Sargents ridge in March of 97.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 10:36 am

haishanWFG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009


Finally got up this guy. Skied the WFG along with about 30 others that day. Best skiing of the weekend was the S-facing snow patch coming down from Shastina the day before.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 1:43 am

cdewhurstcdewhurst  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2006


Learned a lot on this awesome climb. 1-I love climbing 2.Don't leave your sweater in the car on a snow climb 3. don't fill your water bladder and have near your clothes in case it leaks 4. teeth chattering from cold is not only very uncomfortable it also hurts the toungue. Will climb this one again. Can't explain how beautiful climbing a snow peak is.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 5:22 pm

colinpencein the clouds  Sucess!


This was my very first 14er. I think it was the summer of '81. I climbed with a friend, and we camped overnight at a cabin halfway up the mountain. Along the way we encountered snowfields that seemed endless.

I had climbed Lassen a few days prior to attempting Shasta, so I thought I was in good shape. Boy, was I wrong. Luckily my youthful energy and determination to complete the summit overcame my lack of preparation, and bad weather weather that I encountered on the climb. Thank goodness for the hot water springs to warm my hands, but it was too bad there was no view at the summit due to the clouds. Following the hike, I was not able to move for three days due to exhaustion.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 11:32 pm

granjeroHotlum-Wintun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


7300 vertical foot perfect corn ski descent? Check! Repeated in June of 2007 with equally awesome conditions.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:39 pm

rmick25First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008


Took Avalanche Gulch and was fortunate to have a late season storm before we got there. There was a windy winter resulting in a lack of snow on the approach from Horse Camp. Winds were incredible at the top and we essentially crawled. Great Glissade below the heart.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:33 pm

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