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MtnAv8rEvery Year

MtnAv8r

Great time every time. Been up the Gulch so many times I cant remember. Took a nasty fall on July 4, 2001 solo climb from the middle of the heart and flew out into the gulch. Hard ice is slick and provides no purchase for self arrest. While engaged in my best rag doll impersenation, my crampons some how reached up and tore up my shoulder. Finally came to a stop just above Helen. Sustained concussion from ice bullock my head bounced off of. Dizzy and nauseous, I removed ice axe from right knee, applied first aid, and bled my way back to the car. Drove to Burger King in a daze, ate a Whopper and drove back to the bay area. The next day I decided to go to the emergency room, and my doctor told be I was stupid. But man, what a great time. Cant wait to go back again this year. Casaval in Winter, Solo. Now that sounds fun.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 10:13 pm

laureljarndtHotlum Headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2004

laureljarndt

Parked at Brewers Creek and walked into trailhead. GPS'd our entrance gully in case we descended in dusk. Headed straight up around to the first rockband. Proceeded to set up camp, giggle and sip schnapps. Unfortunately a stumble out of the tent resulted in breaking my toe. Woke up in am, stuffed it into boot and proceeded up to second camp at 10,500. Set off for ice route and summit in the am with the 800 feet of nice blue ice in front of us. All things are not what they seem, what looked like four hours of simulclimbing turned into 7 hours of pitching out and protecting bad ice. Summitted arounnd 1pm and headed down through the snow cupped and soft Wintum/Bolum route. Needed to traverse way over to find our camp..nothing like being able to see it but not reach it. Made camp by 3:30, quick break down and back out to car by 7pm. Toe was black and purple!
Posted Nov 20, 2006 2:37 pm

CBoldt1010Long Hike up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

CBoldt1010

Made the mistake of not going to the upper camp Avy Gultch before starting our accent. It was a long day!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 8:27 pm

Clevelander22Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005

Clevelander22

Camped at lake helen and summited around 9a.m. the next day. Beautiful weather! officially hooked on mountaineering!
Posted Nov 15, 2006 6:07 am

gregoryvAvy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006

gregoryv

Very warm day on Shasta
Posted Nov 2, 2006 5:47 pm

ncfittonCasaval Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

ncfitton

Camped at Sierra Club cabin the first night and about 11000 feet the second night. Summitted about 8.30am. What a great climb. The descent sucked - by 11am everything was slushy and we postholed all the way to Bunny Flat.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 5:00 am

heyitsmeshasta  Sucess!

heyitsme

awesome, doing it again in a few months.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 9:23 pm

OutdoorpartnerMy first alpine ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Outdoorpartner

Took a 5 day mountaineering class which included the summit -- I was hooked on mountaineering after this!
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:18 am

whaynalAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

whaynal

Standing by the Red Banks, the peak still looked so far away--with Misery Hill in the way. But the glissade down the gulch was amazing--it was carved out like bobsled run. What took a grueling 5 hours to climb, only took 20 minutes to descend.

My favorite trip so far.
Posted Oct 4, 2006 2:22 am

Dangers PopAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2004

Dangers Pop

Climbed with Randy, Mike, Eric and Jeff. Camped out at Lake Helen. We broke camp at 0100 and were on the summit at 0630. Perfect conditions.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 5:18 am

jef80Hotlum-Bolam Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

jef80

Pretty icy at the top but still fun.
Posted Sep 17, 2006 9:49 pm

Mark NAvalanch Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

Mark N

First time on a fourteener. Camped at Helen Lake. Mild AMS symptoms but a fun time.
Posted Sep 16, 2006 10:28 pm

tb00957hotlum glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006
led up by a guide at the end of crevasse rescue class.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 11:34 pm

Hapey McHapeClear Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Hapey McHape

Was able to link the snowfields together to climb on snow most of the way. Traversed to the Wintun snow field at 13k. There was soft snow on the snow field which made it kind of sketchy. I saw two people in three days on the east side of the mountain. The Mud Creek falls is pretty amazing.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 3:38 am

n8jojohnsonHotlum/Bolum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2006

n8jojohnson

Climbed for the charity "Kiss the Sky." The day couldn't have been more perfect & beautiful. Crystal-clear skies at the summit.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 11:55 pm

boisedoclong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1996

boisedoc

Long day hike. Had fun with the crampons. Unfortunately got a bit off route on the way down and had to hitchhike back to Bunny Flat.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:22 am

Dave SWB Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Dave S

Climbed via the West Bolum Glacier, camped on the summit plateau, descended via the Hotlum Bolum Ridge. Perfect weather and a great weekend on the mountain!
Posted Aug 17, 2006 6:00 am

osatrikFamily Climb 1972  Sucess!

osatrik

The Anderson Family climb up the standard route in the summer of 1972. I went up to view the mountain 2 weeks prior to our climb, and was astounded at how much snow disappeared in the intervening 2 weeks of hot weather. We spent the night at the Horse Camp. Got a nice glissade from Red Rocks to the Helen Lake tarn.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 5:52 am

iceRoute Climbed: Old Ski Bowl
Date Climbed: Dec 20, 1991

ice

First mountaineering experience. Climbing in full whiteout monster snowstorm. The snow was up to our waists in places. We spent 3 days in the storm. We camped on a ridge near Misery Hill before heading down the next day. For some reason I wanted to continue climbing after this...
Posted Aug 4, 2006 4:23 am

iceRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

ice

6:00AM start (we slept in) from below Helen Lake. Straight up and through the red rocks. On the way up I saw eggheadsherpa and chamilton. White out from the red rocks to the summit, but cleared up on top. Chilled on the summit for awhile before heading back down to camp below Helen Lake. On the way down after glissading through a chute in the red rocks, some deranged guy threw an ice axe down the hill at us. Luckily my buddy blocked it with his ice axe.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 4:10 am

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