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alpspitzeRoute Climbed: Avy Gulch Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!

alpspitze

Great weather, solo hike starting from bunny flat at 3:20, summited at 9:30, back to the car around 1pm. For a Rhode Islander, this mountain was a treat.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 1:04 pm

Smithman123Route Climbed: Avalanch Gulch Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

Smithman123

Awesome climb. Had the summit to myself on a Satuday morning for over an hour! Will certainly do this one again!
Posted Aug 20, 2005 8:23 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: 18 August 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

I got it on my 2nd try. The first time I had to turn back due to weather on memorial day weekend 2005. I started at horse camp this time and made it to the summit in 51/2 hours. I was the first one on top and had the summit to myself for about a 1/2 hour. What a great mountain.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 8:07 pm

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: May 14, 1997  Sucess!
Success at last! 2nd attempt. First time got stuck on Casaval Ridge by Wx for 2 days.



A good climb, fantastic weather (although Windy as hell on the summit!). What a beautiful mountain!
Posted Aug 18, 2005 10:43 am

BearcracksRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: June 28  Sucess!
Pretty hard climb, we summited at 9:00 AM from helen lake. Very very high winds at the top made it less enjoyable, but the clear sky made up for it.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 12:57 am

physicsRoute Climbed: Hotlum Glacier Date Climbed: 08/14/2005  Sucess!

physics

Climbed with patroller420; an excellent weekend out on the mountain. The icefalls, cravasses, and bergschrund were amazingly fun to navigate across. The left chute was pretty icy and although I had a general ice axe + a third tool, having only 2 screws limited us safely ascending the ice - so we stuck to the rock with exception of two short sections over the ice. Some class 4 rock encountered to the left of the main headwall line. The altitude got to me starting at ~200 meters from the summit but topped out around 1PM. ***Personal note: the Hotlum Glacier is the best route on this mountain***
Posted Aug 16, 2005 5:16 am

breadboxRoute Climbed: West Face Gully Date Climbed: February 2004  Sucess!

breadbox

Skinned up @ 3AM or so from Bunny Flat. Picked up my partner (Nice French fellow on Rando gear, his name eludes me) in the basin at the base of the West Face Gully. We skinned up but had to kick steps for the last 500' or so. I don't recall if we used crampons or not. We ended up leaving our skis at the top of Misery Hill, before the summit block. The skiing down Misery Hill is the worst I've ever done - complete survival snowboarding for me, and I am a very competent steep-chute snowboarder. The exact opposite of fun. Recommend crampons & feet for this section, leave your skis at the base of Misery.

West Face Gully itself was an endless beautiful run and the highlight of the trip. Back at the car by 4pm, after French fellow took an hour or so to pack up his overnight gear at his base camp. 4:00 PM or so return? 11+ hours RT.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 3:00 am

249EaglesRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: 1/July/2005  Sucess!
We had 33 climbers from Venture Crew 249 Moraga California and Troop 341 Oakland California. We divided the group into four groups to keep the team size at 10 or below. The day was glorious and the weather perfect. We had 22 successful summiters out of the group, but all accomplished our goal of "taking a look at the mountain."



We'll be back.

Posted Aug 15, 2005 2:02 pm

old5tenRoute Climbed: Avalance Gulch Date Climbed: June 22nd, 2003  Sucess!

old5ten

5th trip to the summit, this time with the Gazelle. Other ascents included Casaval Ridge and the Hotlum Bolam.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 1:20 am

mountainmonkRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: August 6,7  Sucess!

mountainmonk

Camped at horse camp (7880 ft). Started summit bid at 1:30 am and summitted at around 10:45 am. Able to glissade most of the way down. Humbling experience! Great mountain! wonderful people! Will go again!
Posted Aug 11, 2005 3:27 pm

rocketsredglareRoute Climbed: AG Date Climbed: August 5-6, 2005  Sucess!

rocketsredglare

Got blown off last year, came back and just cruised it. Route still in great shape but it is getting hot down at Lake Helen. Alpine start at 3, summit at 9:30, back at car 3p. The stone causeway to Horse Camp is total bullshit and it just ruined me and everyone else I spoke to! Other than the spine and toe compressing walk down to Horse Camp it was a perfect trip, sun, summit and satisfaction! Go now if you are thinking about Shasta this year...time is running out!!
Posted Aug 8, 2005 4:17 am

ChamiltonRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulche - Misery Hill Date Climbed: July 30 2005  Sucess!

Chamilton

2.26amstart from Horse Camp, over the Scree and up to Helen Lake. Met "eggheadsherpa" at Misery Hill and reached summit at 10.28. Stayed for 45 mins while the clouds came in, and glissaded most of the way down. back to the car at Bunny Flat for 3pm.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 3:21 pm

davis13Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulley Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

davis13

Loads of fun and great views. Will definitly look for more technical routes if I get the chance to go back.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 1:03 pm

saladRoute Climbed: Avalanch Gully Date Climbed: 1994ish  Sucess!

salad

This was my first climbing experience. Got turned back at red banks on a guided trip during a white out, then went back solo and summited the next week.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 7:16 pm

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

eggheadsherpa

Climbed from the Bunny Flat TH. A helmet and an early start are essential for success. Great views from the top if it's clear. Met "chamilton" at the summit, fun to meet summitposters on the mountain.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 11:14 pm

uap304Route Climbed: Clear Creek Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

uap304

A full day's work in the Clear Creek drainage:

After emerging from The Avenue under a full moon, I followed snow up to 12000' and proceeded up a miserable slog over loose talus until 14000'. After smugly crossing the snowfield in joining up with the AG route, I scrambled up the summit pinnacle to the right of the main trail. People, this was easily the most fun part of the trip, why would you rather walk up worn out switchbacks? Strict adherence to the path easily followed is a paradoxical approach to what is supposed to be an adventurous sport. I find it a little sad that everyone automatically takes the AG dog route, not that CC is any harder...

The summit was packed of course. I talked to a nice guy for a while and then beat it down to my own world back on CC. I enjoyed 4000' of glissading down to The Avenue, where I saw my own footprints from the way up. Imagine, solitude on Mt. Shasta...take that all you AGer's!

Think outside the book.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 9:15 pm

uap304Route Climbed: Clear Creek Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

uap304

A full day's work in the Clear Creek drainage:

After emerging from The Avenue under a full moon, I followed snow up to 12000' and proceeded up a miserable slog over loose talus until 14000'. After smugly crossing the snowfield in joining up with the AG route, I scrambled up the summit pinnacle to the right of the main trail. People, this was easily the most fun part of the trip, why would you rather walk up worn out switchbacks? Strict adherence to the path easily followed is a paradoxical approach to what is supposed to be an adventurous sport. I find it a little sad that everyone automatically takes the AG dog route, not that CC is any harder...

The summit was packed of course. I talked to a nice guy for a while and then beat it down to my own world back on CC. I enjoyed 4000' of glissading down to The Avenue, where I saw my own footprints from the way up. Imagine, solitude on Mt. Shasta...take that all you AGer's!

Think outside the book.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 9:10 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Bunny Flat/Horse Camp Date Climbed: June 17, 2005

SusanM

Gave it a try, despite the GIANT wet snowstorm that never let up. Tried to wait it out, but no one summitted this weekend. Despite this the mountain was beautiful and I won't ever forget this magical place.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 9:36 pm

cthomsonRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

cthomson

Beautiful climb under a full moon- no headlamps needed! My son's first camping trip as well (7 months old- didn't summit!)
Posted Jul 27, 2005 7:23 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: 24 July 2005  Sucess!

ecallahan

Snow down to 8500ft. Made it quickly to Horse Camp but the going was slow after that up to Helen Lake. Nice camp spot on rocks. 4am apline start the next day with perfect conditions. Snow all though the Red Banks but Misery Hill was clear. A few snow patches along the ridge 'til the summit, but no crampons or axe were needed after Red Banks. Bitter cold wind the entire day, especially up high, but clear skies. 2500ft of exhilirating glissading back to Lake Helen where we packed out and slid down another drainage until the snow ran out. Truly an amazing experience.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 2:32 pm

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