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Zhenya77Casval Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006


Mt.Shasta is famous for its unpredictable weather. After a windy and snowy night spending on a Casaval ridge (10,000 ft) we started ascend at 3:00 am and summit the peak by 10:15 am. The return to a camp was full of adventure in itself due to a poor visibility (total white out). It was a great Memorial weekend trip which has a history in itself (See snow blizzard on Memorial weekend in 2002)
Posted Jun 9, 2008 3:48 pm

thexcatAvy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


My first 14er. Camped at Helen Lake, and next day made summit. Altitude sickness got me good 500 ft from summit, but pushed on, and puked my guts out on the way down. Memorable.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 6:50 pm

wyopeakMikeone great glissade  Sucess!


I hiked up Avalanche Gulch back in 1992. There were lines of people going up. I was given a survey on the way down by a lovely ranger woman on the way down asking if it was busy. That was 16 years ago, I could not imagine the traffic today. It was a great time, and a spectacular summit, the views are sublime. I really liked the view of the Trinity Alps. I remember having to wait in line to sign the summit register. The glissade down was a real treat. A fan of snow flying over my head from the speed. I had even made a trash bag diaper to go even faster. A bigger elevation gain than even the Grand Teton, but with a very fast return. A mountain like no other, especially with all of the crazy cosmic legends and bigfoot sightings.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 7:21 pm

shknbkevia AG dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2008


This was probably the toughest ascent I have ever done in terms of physical effort needed just to reach the summit. It took me a little over 9 hours to summit as a dayhike due to high winds above the Red Banks. I felt good prior to this point. I ended up traversing all the way left below the Red Banks to the last chute, which had a fair amount of thick ice that required some front pointing. On the way down we found the chute with the best conditions which was one to the right of the top of the Heart. The snow was too hard/sun cupped to glissade much.
Posted May 27, 2008 2:35 pm

Hack..done...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2008
Long day, soft snow, good times all around though. Day trip via AG.

Much better as a snow climb than a scree climb.
Posted May 17, 2008 11:56 pm

panhandlerCasaval Ridge
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007


Summited via Casaval Ridge. Had to traverse to the west face at the catwalk due to minimal snow on that part of the route. Camped two nights at the first window and had beautiful weather... although on the descent, after taking our time and still on the mountain @ 2pm, heard a WHUMP! while traversing the slope between WFG and our camp at the window. A little frightening!
Posted May 16, 2008 7:48 pm

gomez13West Face Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


Second try on this route. Bad weather first time turned me back. Good weather and better conditioning was key this time. Also did Avy Gulch in 2002.
Posted May 13, 2008 8:24 pm

peakrat76Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1974


Solo climb up the standard route. Awesome peak - great views. Super glissade on the way down.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 1:34 pm

danman3156Great Ski Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008


Skinned up under intense sunshine. Camped, summited and then skiied down. Awesome run, it goes on forever.
Posted Apr 17, 2008 10:01 pm

SillyUncleKarlAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2007


I was planning to do one of the lesser used routes. But, being my first trip up, and solo, I stuck with the popular avalanche gulch route, 3:30 start. I was very glad I did. This is not a mountain to be taken lightly, heavy wind turned most back. The altitude hit most of the rest of us pretty hard. But very memorable!
Posted Apr 15, 2008 6:25 pm

ClimbingJunkieMy first 14er!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2006


Great two day ascent of my first 14er!! From Bunny Flat to Helen lake, then up and back to the car by 10am the next day! Awesome experience!
Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:40 pm

snowflakeEvery month of year


Climbed in every month of the year (not all same year, though). October is the worst time as is very ICY on upper part of Hotlum/Wintun ridge(favorite route). Routes: AG, WG, Hotlum Glacier, Bolum Glacier, Hotlum/Bolum Ridge, Hotlum/Wintun Ridge.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:35 pm

dswinkAvy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


Attempted Casaval Ridge in 4/2007 but turned around by weather.
Summitted via Avalanche Gulch in 5/2007.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 7:38 pm

BombchaserCasaval Ridge
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2007


Attempted to summit via Casaval Ridge. I started at the Bunny Flat Trailhead. Snowhoed to the Sierra Lodge/Cabin. Climbed the steep ridgling past the lodge up to the base of Casaval Ridge to 9800 feet. Had to turn back because critical gear left behind. Conditions were as follows; sunny, 50-100 mph wind gusts on ridgeline, ics covered scree on ridge, 10 inches to 2 feet of snow along route.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 3:29 pm

AlpinistDenali prep
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008


Bunny Flat was closed, so our team of 7 had to start from McBride Springs. We camped at Horse Camp for 2 nights. Our primary goal was to prep/train for Denali. We abandoned our secondary goal of summiting due to our limited time, the additional distance, lack of acclimatization, and the importance we placed on Denali prep.

We hit great weather (55F) and the team training was very productive though. We practiced crevasse rescue, setting running belays and fixed lines, and pulling sleds while roped. All are easy, but important to do as team.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:49 pm

AmbretMy Favorite Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2004


Summitted via Avalanche Gulch route on second try with college roommate/best buddy Rob. Great climb on a near-perfect day. This made up for our failed attempt three years before, when we turned back due to rockfall -- especially after watching someone almost take one in the face.
Posted Feb 22, 2008 11:38 pm

jimeganMT SHASTA  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2003


Posted Feb 6, 2008 8:30 pm

Shirley LamBetter when...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2004

Shirley Lam

the avalanche gulch is covered in snow!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:18 pm

utclimberAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
A very fun route. The glissade is particularly memorable.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 7:46 pm

BonesawCasaval Ridge in Early Spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2004


Awesome climb! This was my first foray into the world of mountaineering and I'm hungry for more.
Posted Jan 11, 2008 9:12 am

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