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sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: Hotlum-Bolam Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006


Climbed with balajisv, dnriley, Dan, and Alex. The conditions were great with clear skies and low wind, but it was a bit on the warm side which made the descent a bit sloppy. The center of the "ramp" was 2" of snow on top of ice, so if you are thinking of glissading the ramp, be careful. Though climbing rope slowed our ascent, it seemed practical in hindsight as one of my partners punched though a snow bridge up to his shoulders, below and right of the bergschrund.

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: August 14, 2005 Success!
Solo dayhike, nine hours from Bunny Flat. The runnels were pretty deep above Helen Lake which made the climb awkward, but not difficult. There was still snow in the chutes, but none on misery hill.

Route Climbed: Cascade Gulch Date Climbed: June 15, 2003 Success!
Pretty, aesthetic route. Climbed with my buddy Brad under a full moon; we were all alone on the route. Windy as all hell at the Shastina saddle. Crossing the Whitney Glacier was not difficult.

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: June 28, 2002 Success!
Birthday climb with my Cousin Morgan. We made good time up to the plateau, took a breather, then bagged the summit. Enjoyed a birthday shot of baily's after we got back to Helen Lake.

Route Climbed: Hotlum/Wintun Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2001 Success!
Climbed with Maria; we ascended on the right side of the ridge, then crossed over to the Wintun Glacier. The snow was soft, the sun was hot, but the summit was freezing... welcome to Mt. Shasta.

Route Climbed: Helen Lake/Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: July 9, 2000 Success!
Repeated this route with my buddy Brian as he got sick the first time around and only attended the snow school. It was a lot warmer, but more cloudy... a difficult trade off.

Route Climbed: Helen Lake/Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: July 9, 2000 Success!
Climbed with SWS and my buddy Brian and a collegue. I was a bit out of shape at the time so the climbing was difficult. Some crazy looking guy with frozen snot stuck to his moustache passed us on his way down and the guide said, "you know, we don't have to end up looking like that guy, are you sure you want to continue?" HELL YES!!!
Posted Jul 17, 2006 11:27 pm

gordonyeAvalanch Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


With Eszter, Kassim, Rasool, Burt, and Nora. We started out at Horse camp at 2:45 am, following the main gulch and through the left-most chute of the Red Banks. I made it to the summit at 12:20 pm, Burt much earlier and everyone else just after myself. Snow conditions were ideal and the weather superb. Amazing views of sunrise over snow-capped Trinity Alps, Lassen Peak, and Shasta's own shadow. Left the summit at 1:30 pm, took many fun glissades on the way down and reached Horse camp at 5:30 pm. Overall a beautiful experience on a physically very demanding but not a technically challenging route.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 9:58 pm

Infected MushroomAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Infected Mushroom

A very nice climb under a full moon. left lake helen by 2 am and made it back to the car by 11 to begin the 7 hour drive home.
Posted Jul 15, 2006 4:27 am

VladislavCasaval  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006


Full moon.
Headlamps are off -
Enough light to get lost...
Upon each step I pierce my shadow
With crampon spikes
I briefly raise my head -
Above Shastina, finally!
No, maybe not just yet...
Where's Mike?
Somewhere up the hill,
Freezing, waiting for me.
OK, no stopping until that rock,
Some water then...
I must be really a sight!
As pale as moonlight,
As that wounded shadow of mine.
I laugh as I imagine a look upon my face
With those sleepless eyes
and with that thoroughly ecstatic smile.
Posted Jul 13, 2006 12:01 am

Mr. ClamRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Mr. Clam

A very enjoyable climb, weather was perfect aside from the strong winds on the summit.
Posted Jul 12, 2006 5:50 pm

IdaClimberFirst Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005
This is a long hike if you are not expecting it. Avalanche canyon is forever....
Posted Jul 10, 2006 9:19 pm

markmaySki from Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


close to 7000 vert of great late season skiing
Posted Jul 9, 2006 3:22 am

ZzyzxWhitney Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006
Climbed with Rob Yang, Steve Larson and Sean Robbins. Perfect weather, maybe a little too hot, but otherwise great. Nice, scenic route, we didn't encounter any technical difficulties. We set a good pace and summited just after 9:30 am. Great company and very enjoyable climb.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 7:19 am

RussellHotlum-Bolam Ridge
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


A near perfect day on the northside.Left high camp at 3:00 AM.On the summit at 8:45 AM.No blue ice showing on the route and still some snow in the upper section.Met a nice group of climbers on the mountain who's picture I will post in the Shasta images.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 5:24 pm

pjc30943AG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006
Climbed with SP-er hashfxn. Done in basically one day, with 2 hours of sleep at 9500.
Snow conditions were marvelous. Absolutely perfect on ascent.
Beware of rockfall; started this day at around 9am. Some large as washing machines off of Casaval, some spinning frisbees down AG.
Glissading started to get good only around 10am; before that the snow was too icy.
Perfect weather and awesome snow, and we both summitted=very nice weekend.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 8:11 pm

fritzdAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006


We, my oldest brother and I, started from Lake Helen at 2:30am, hit the summit at sunrise (about 3 hrs), and back to Lake Helen before the sun hit the tents. It was wonderful.
Posted Jul 2, 2006 5:48 pm

Steve LarsonWhitney Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Steve Larson

Did the Whitney Glacier with Rob Yang, Kris, and Sean Robbins. Great weather (though it could have been a bit colder--the snow was on the soft side lower down). A very cool and scenic route. Very out of the way. We didn't see anyone until we popped out on the summit plateau. What a zoo!
Posted Jun 27, 2006 5:49 am

SkydiveKenAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006


Man this route is busy. Sure is fun passing the slow ones.
Posted Jun 26, 2006 11:38 pm

jsorberAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


Beautiful weather! I was thankful to have a clear trip because I was unable to summit 2 years ago. Great time
Posted Jun 22, 2006 1:05 am

kommishPerfect day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


North side route. 4 of 8 made the top was a perfect day, wind was low.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 5:23 pm

SummitJunkieAvalanch Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006


Perfect weather, perfect climb. Summit on first attempt. Camped at Helen Lake, start at 4am, summit at 8am.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 4:43 am

RussellCasaval Ridge
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


Camped on the ridge Friday night.Under a full moon left camp at 3:00 AM on the summit at 8:30.Passed 34 people on their way up but had the summit to myself for 15 minutes.Another great trip on a great mountain.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 12:25 am

mad maximusPrecip-i-tation
Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

mad maximus

No summit. I arrived on the 18th just as a LP system moved in and blanketed the mountain. I spent the entire time on the mountain in rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Some suffering was done but I will be back.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 2:24 am

emiliefoiled again!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


clear creek route for the 2nd year in a row. snow and weather conditions were pretty good. we camped at 8000ft and made it to 13000ft on summit day. i was feeling good, but my climbing partner got hypothermia and we had to turn around. doh!
Posted Jun 13, 2006 11:24 pm

cp0915AG  Sucess!


Last minute change of plans from Casaval to AG, but a great time anyway. Met a lot of great people. (June 06)

Posted Jun 12, 2006 4:14 pm

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