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mperkins14Route Climbed: Avalanch Gulch Date Climbed: Sat, August 13, 2005  Sucess!
We set up base at Horse Camp - which is clean, lots of shade - offered a good oppt to acclimate and do a few surrounding hikes. The second night we departed at 1:30am from Horse Camp and reached the summit at 11:30am, exactly 10hrs later. Were surprised it took us so long, going at a pretty swift pace. In any case, stopping momentarily once an hour, fueling up w/ bits of food and water, taking in the view -- is really the perfect agenda. We couldn't have asked for better weather the entire 3 days, no clouds and little wind. Last year we summited Whitney - and concluded this climb to be more difficult, considering the technical gear involved. I logged into this site prior to both our climbs - and have always found it to be super helpful. Shasta is truly a beautiful mountain and worth every effort. Next, which peak to summit Summer 2006! (Maurice Perkins, Matt Andrejczak, Joel Kennedy, Jay Miranda, Forrest Shaw).

Posted Sep 29, 2005 5:47 pm

drewcmfRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: Sep 2-5 2005


The San Gorgonio chapter and the San Diego chapter of CMFs had a blast; met some new friends who now comprise two new chapters, San Jose and Mt. Shasta. Looking forward to getting back and meeting some Lemurians...
Posted Sep 28, 2005 4:14 pm

SgtSargeRoute Climbed: Hidden Valley Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!


All I can say is, wow! What a view from the top!
Posted Sep 18, 2005 2:23 pm

Buz GroshongRoute Climbed: Hotlum - Bolam Route Date Climbed: 23 July 2003  Sucess!

Buz Groshong

It was a great climb. My first steep glacier climb. Very strenuous, but a great experience.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 9:18 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: standard, mostly Date Climbed: 1997?  Sucess!


Good climb! Narrowly avoided a boulder dislodged by a careless climber on the way up... and had my permit checked by a ranger on the summit. Sheesh.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 1:29 am

purdue22Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: June 6, 2005  Sucess!


Started late from Horse Camp (8:30 AM) but conditions were excellent (clear skies, crisp nieve throughout, intense wind mid-way up ridge to summit) so I made great time. Easy solo by staying left of gendarmes. Summitted by 1 PM, down (Avalanche Gulch) by 4.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 4:33 pm

raj96290Route Climbed: Avalanch Gulch Date Climbed: Sep 02, 2005  Sucess!


Reached summit with Ritesh (Tau) in great weather. Had the summit to ourselves, met only 2 other climbers on the summit plateau. Winds were moderate. we climbed the biggest chute to the right of the Red Banks and also descended through it. Snow was quite firm in the morning and didn't see too much rockfall. We had tried climbing Casaval Ridge in April but conditions were much more difficult then. Overall a great climb and Shasta is a great mountain.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 4:27 pm

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


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!


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

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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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

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