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pilz8clear creek route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


Tuff hike up but worth it! Nice day.
Posted Aug 11, 2014 8:06 am

bbClear Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014
Loose rock merit badge
Posted Aug 5, 2014 7:16 pm

erics4569First Cali 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012


Drove up from SF, camped in a developed campground near Shasta City. Got some supplies next day, hiked in to Helen Lake, snow patches started a couple hundred feet below Helen Lake, but the campsites themselves were on rock. Spent the night (quite windy) and acclimated.

Departed next morning around 4am, hiked up Avalanche Gully, following established boot packs. Up to Red Banks was surprisingly easy/quick, but from there onwards up Misery Hill was a long, hard slog (mostly from loose scree, plus 13k altitude didn't help).

Made summit around 12pm. Had an awesome long glissade from Avalanche Gully down to Helen lake (2:30pm). Rested a bit, packed up camp and hoofed it back out to the trailhead (5:30pm). Drove back at SF (arrived around midnight).
Posted Jul 23, 2014 3:01 am

brihuangAG Over Memorial Day Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2014


First summit. Super easy to follow bootpath up to the Red Banks and straightforward but very windy climb to the summit, taking us about 5.5 hours from Helen Lake. Fun snowboard ride to camp. Hardest part was probably up and down the snow-less trail to/from 50/50 flat.
Posted Jul 18, 2014 7:31 am

DukeJHStraightforward via Clear Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014


Two days, hot weather, very little snow.
Posted Jul 14, 2014 2:53 pm

bscottamazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014


what a huge mountain
Posted Jul 8, 2014 2:08 am

ARosenthalHotlum-Bolam Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014


5 hours 50 minutes from Northgate TH to summit. Long descent due to a lack of snow. Route is still climbable, but not ideal for speed climbs right now.
Posted Jul 3, 2014 10:19 pm

dstevenson0204Fun Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014


Avalanche Gulch route. Fun and steep :-)
Posted Jun 27, 2014 11:42 am

iceaxe5Avalanche Gulch, Left of the Banks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014


Not much to say except this was a spectacular mountain. Definitely will be back to try some of the more challenging routes.

Climbed left of the Banks due to concern about rockfall. Solo'ed the entire trip, and it was terrific.
Posted Jun 22, 2014 2:31 am

JurgenAvalanche Gulch from Bunny Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014


Started at the campground at 3 am. Found perfect conditions on our way up. Reached the summit at 10.30. For us our first volcano we climbed. Shasta has such an enormous prominence which makes it really special. Hearing the possibilities for backcountry skiing wants me to come back someday...
Posted Jun 15, 2014 7:13 pm

mengboAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014


This is really low snow level year - snow level at 8700 ft. I will say it is horrible condition.
it is my second time here and jean's first time.
I lead a group of 6 people for this trip.
we camped at helen lake on 6/7/2014.
Posted Jun 9, 2014 2:13 am

nickmechAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2014


First time at Mt. Shasta and went solo. Camped at Helen Lake. Surprised there were only 2 others camped next to me. Left for summit at 2am and on top at 8am. Good cramponing snow all the way. Beautiful mountain.
Posted Jun 6, 2014 3:02 am

larrychenshensummitpost climbers log  Sucess!


summitpost climbers log
Posted May 28, 2014 11:49 pm

yadahzoemtnMagnificent Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2014


Temperatures in the teens not factoring the 35 - 40 mile an hour winds, Justin and I made it to the top at 8:45 a.m. after an alpine start from Helen Lake at 3:15 a.m. So cold we had to wear our down layer on top of all of our other layers during the ascent. I feel a need to come back to this one. Maybe try a single push with just the right climbing partner.
Posted May 21, 2014 11:06 am

citadel07Fun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2013


Fun overnight climb via Avalanche Gulch
Posted May 13, 2014 2:03 pm

pcClear Creek w/ variations  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2014


Drove to 6100' Apr 30, skinned up to bivvy at 9000' in Clear Creek Basin above regular camp area. May 1: climbed between Watkins Glacier and Wintun Ridge to rejoin Çlear Creek route at red Mushroom Rock 12,800' and on to summit from there. Stashed skis at mushroom rock, then, on descent, was able to ski from there almost all the way to the trailhead. Snow on upper Clear Creek route is melting fast in the recent spell of hot weather, and as of today (May 3) road reportedly drivable all the way to trailhead.
Posted May 3, 2014 10:59 pm

gimpilatorSingle day solo ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2014


Avalanche Gully, 13 hours round trip.
Posted Mar 23, 2014 8:35 pm

ndriley97Hotlum-Bolum Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006
Climbed with my buddy sierramtngoat. A lot different than going up the main route, that's for sure!
Posted Feb 27, 2014 7:28 pm

BMS914Hotlum Glacier - left ice gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013


Tough day with whiteout conditions at times.
Posted Feb 24, 2014 11:36 pm

BurmaAdventureCata grunt of a climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013


Myself, my service dog Puppi and my cat Burma climbed the misery hill route and tagged the summit. It was a physically exhausting climb, basically because of the scree and deep sand and ash.
Posted Feb 22, 2014 4:48 pm

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