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Sawtooth ScottNo Lemurian sightings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Sawtooth Scott

Climbed the West Gully route direct with my brother (reconronin949) towards Catwalk Crux in hopes of connecting with the Knife-Edge Ridge towards Whitney Glacier. While there was still enough snow on the Catwalk, we ended up down climbing below the Knife-Edge Ridge as the conditions did not permit a safe traverse. We made the top of the West Face and had an uneventful slog up a dry Misery Hill to the summit. Weather was perfect. Glissaded most of the West Face on our return. Lots of nice folks were met along the way including Roxanne who is the caretaker at Horse Camp. No space aliens were sighted. Thanks for climbing with me Recon.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 2:13 pm

Nick TurturaWest Face Gully   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

Nick Turtura

There was one last remaining ribbon of snow all the way up the West Face route, but I suspect it's gone now. Terrible snow year so you better hurry up. BTW does anyone have any idea if the cascade gulch route still exists. Everyone on the mountain warned against it due to the Whitney Glacier cross over, hence the West Face Route, which was kinda lame. Strait, steep, boring. Misery hill is completely bare right now.
Posted Jun 22, 2013 9:46 pm

NateECasaval Ridge
Date Climbed: May 20, 2013


I attempted the Casaval Ridge in May, but ended up traversing the slopes below the ridge before joining up with the West Face gully. There was not much snow left on the ridge. As always, the mountain was beautiful. I descended Avy Gulch and traversed to my camp without really having to regain any elevation. I will be back again!
Posted Jun 21, 2013 4:26 pm

DarrenKnezekGreat Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013


Camped at Marine's Camp, walked over to the Lower Whitney Glacier, roped up and climbed until we got to Whitney/Shastina Saddle. Climbed the west face of the upper ridge of the Cascade Gulch. From there to the top via Misery Hill. Very easy hike and slide back down the Hotlum/Bolam Ridge to our basecamp.
Climbed with several members of the Utah Climbing Club.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 8:05 pm

jswitzkyHotlum Wintun ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013
4th time is a charm. First successful summit after three previous aborted ski ascents over the past 15 years. Hot day, overnight temps did not go below freezing or solidify the snowpack much. This however made it feasible and easy to skin up the entire Hotlum Wintun ridge route (veering onto the upper Wintun) almost the entire way to the summit. Bootpacked only the final 200 vertical feet. Light breeze and warm temps on the summit. Ski descent was nice.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm

GroundControlGreat Mountaineering!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


First time I got to be roped in! Went left of heart coming up the West Face. Thanks to Shasta Mountain Guides for teaching me some great principles of mountaineering!
Posted Jun 11, 2013 12:33 am

slfoo2First mountain climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


This was a great peak to introduce me to mountain climbing. I had a ton of fun learning the tricks of the trade and getting to the top! We lucked out and had beautiful weather.
Posted May 28, 2013 2:37 am

bedellympiancasaval ridge w/ avy gulch ski descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2013


low snow year, misery ridge completely exposed. casaval is a fun route, very interesting despite not being hard... people call it 4th class (and this could vary with season) but I found it to be almost all snow with two sections up to 45-50deg.
Posted Apr 30, 2013 1:51 am

rocky29octAwesome Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


It was great climb after 4 years of break.....
Posted Apr 28, 2013 4:57 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


Via H-B route
Posted Mar 18, 2013 4:52 am

cwharringtonlawThe Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010
Flipped out at people trying to glissade red banks with crampons after getting popped in the head with a rock by someone who decided to stay off of snow. Wear your brain bucket! Despite that, beautiful hill, will definitely return many times for different routes.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:18 am

royandersonAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


First decent snow climb. Did with my brother Ed. It was a blast.
Posted Mar 9, 2013 9:59 pm

UAmatt89Bunny Flat via AG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Single day push in prep for Mt Whitney. First time on snow and ice in a year so it took a while to get my pace down once crampons went on. Beautiful day and the glissade down was glorious.
Posted Mar 1, 2013 3:21 pm

SirburtmundCasaval Ridge


Climbed Shasta via Casaval. Beautiful route but couldn't summit. Too much fresh powder. Nice and uncrowned, we were the only climbers on it.
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:37 pm

SirburtmundAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!


Successfully summited Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:35 pm

JimWallaceGreat day in the mts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012


We camped at Hidden Valley and climbed via West face gully.. It was very nice and we got a good break in the weather considering how bad a snowstorm we dealt with just days before on Rainier.We also traversed over to Shastina which was a worthwhile climb as well...,Jim W
Posted Dec 4, 2012 7:47 pm

Fletch3rd time is a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


ran into Chad. wow. someone should have warned me. ha!
Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:28 pm

drdownGreat First Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


This was my first experience with mountaineering. Had a great time, picked up some valuable skills, and thoroughly enjoyed the summit.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 1:22 am

BrbiggsNot as easy as the first time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


Second attempt at the mountain, the first was the slog up Clear Creek. This time I wanted to begin my glacier travel history with the common Avalanche Gulch route which I found to be substantially more taxing then the CC route. Started 11PM from Bunny Flats, I summited at 9am and glissaded my arse back to humanity quick like. 7k+ ft. in one go?.. not again most likely. =)
Posted Nov 18, 2012 6:59 pm

BrbiggsGrand Reward after 280mi Hitchhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011


I decided to climb Mt. Shasta after listening to the memorable tales of some older fellows whom I respected. SP instantly became my go to site for trip planning. I had minimal climbing gear so I chose the Clear Creek route which I began not at the trail head, but at the turnoff of highway 89 at the base of the mountain. I started whacking the bush and passed the trail head around 6pm continuing until I reached the head of the icy springs, setting up camp just before nightfall with the the nearly full moon rising and a thunderstorm to the south. Began the anticipated scree-spree up the talus-palace just before sunrise. I took around 3 hours to reach the snow covered summit where I bathed shirtless in the sun for nearly 2 hours before saying my goodbyes and scree-skiing my way down. It was at that point I knew I would climb much much higher in the years to come.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 6:52 pm

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