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mstendervia Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

mstender

We climbed Shasta via Avalanche Gulch back in July of 2001. There was very little snow that year: no snow at all up to Helen and "Helen Lake" was actually open so you did not have to melt snow. It was very cold and windy on top but all 4 of us made it. Great experience!
Posted Sep 18, 2008 3:56 pm

SiennaAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2003

Sienna

I am not sure I have ever had a sunburn as bad as the one I received on that mountain : )
Posted Sep 5, 2008 3:46 pm

crnhlioUp and Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2008

crnhlio

Left the car at 3am, summit at 10am, back to car at 1300.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:18 am

BCJFun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

BCJ

Conditions were great until the last 700' to the summit when clouds obscured any views. It took us a while to search the upper slopes for the actual summit in the thick clouds.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 4:19 am

SpankyBobGreat Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2004

SpankyBob

Climbed with Shasta Mountain Guides. Easy trip, great weather.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 4:55 pm

CORDILLERAORIENTALWEST FACE  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

CORDILLERAORIENTAL

Camped at Hidden Valley, Friday, 27JUN08. Started climbing 2am Saturday 28JUN08. On the summit at 10:30am. Spent an hour up there as the weather was phenomenal! Sunny and little wind. Back to Hidden Valley by 4 pm. Spent the night and back out to Bunny Flat on Sunday, 29JUN08. AWESOME! ! ! Avoid Avy Gulch, the West face is a good beginner/moderate route and MUCH less crowded.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 7:45 pm

kevin trieudusk...  Sucess!

kevin trieu

made the summit at dusk as the alpine glow was setting on us. hiked back to camp with a full moon. hauntingly beautiful.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:02 pm

dpsiebert4th of July Fun  Sucess!

dpsiebert

Climbed it 3 times in 3 years all on the 4th of July. We did the Bolam Glacier and the Hotlam Bolam Ridge. Got chased off the summit by lightning in 2000
Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:32 am

ericdAvalanche Gulch Choss Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

ericd

What a great mountain to climb in calm winds and clear skies! 14hr total trip time from Bunny Flats, 8hrs up, 1hr at top, 5hrs down. Route has neat surprises in the summer without snow like lots of choss rock to contend with (sometimes 1step up, 1/2slide down in upper gulch), a small sandstone passage way to get above red cliffs (at thumb rock lookout), and small field of ice to cross before getting to the summit pyramid (ice ax & crampons not really needed). Class 3 handholds to get to the summit register box ...that's going straight up face. A leg burner more so on descent and very dusty due to the rock slides and choss. Neat seeing all the jetliners and Horizon's Dash 8 zipping along overhead.
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:22 pm

gbrillAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

gbrill

Standard avalanche gulch rout. Great climb for beginners who want to get into mountaineering.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:49 pm

AdamJFirst mountaineering experience!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

AdamJ

Awesome. Camped out at horse camp, left at 1am. Summit and back to the cars the same long day. Great climb!
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:10 pm

pyerger SOLO  Sucess!

pyerger

Climbed this AWESOME peak solo, in May of 2001. Snow all the way.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 11:13 pm

irish guyAvy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2008
Summitted on a Monday and had the mountain to ourselves. Beautiful day - not a single cloud. The Heart was pretty exposed, and the AG was already melting out.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 5:54 pm

BradBartickShasta via Avy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

BradBartick

Probably the last weekend this route will be fun. Nice views!
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:53 pm

bajaandyH-W Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

bajaandy

Climbed the Hotlum-Wintun Ridge. Warm temps have really melted out many of the routes on Shasta. We were lucky to get to finish this one. Hiked up the Brewer Creek trail and made camp at about 9,300 feet. Started climbing at 1:00 am, summited at 9:00 and returned to camp by 1:00 pm. Soft snow conditions at the top of the route caused some post holing, but made for an easy descent when glisading.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:12 pm

ih8kroqNo More Avy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

ih8kroq

I've talked to people who went up Avy Gulch and it sounds like the trail is deteriorating by the hour. Two more lost folks up that route. Read more about that here.
Posted Jun 24, 2008 12:34 am

Little Mountain GoatLack of sleep on Clear Creek
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Little Mountain Goat

I attempted to climb Shasta via the Clear Creek route, as all the other routes were melted out. The weather was bad on the hike to base camp, but still spectacular. We turned back at 11K because we were all sleep deprived, and I was getting the worst of it due to my ~2 hours of fruitless sleep combined with the altitude. I had also carried the second heaviest, and relatively heaviest pack up the the base camp. Even though I had extensively studied the mountain, I was unable to comprehend the effort involved in climbing it, due to my lack of experience in mountaineering.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 10:44 pm

SawtoothSeanWest Face Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

SawtoothSean

Started at 4am from Bunny Flat TH in warm temps. Made it to Hidden Valley by dawn and then up the steep and direct West Face Gully to the west ridge. From here the winds were stronger and it was chilly. We were to the summit by 9:30am with clear skies and smoke below us from the fires. We took the West Ridge down, messing around near Shastina, then down the Cascade Gulch and back to the car by 3pm. It was a beautiful peak, and it was great to be on a route without the masses. Still, we saw some guided parties and a Ranger. On the way out people asked us about the conditions, particularly about glissading- folks get hard ons when it comes to sliding down snow to save time.
Posted Jun 18, 2008 1:25 am

ih8kroqA Fun Challenge
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

ih8kroq

Bagged Shasta on Saturday during a 3-day, 2-night trip (we were too lazy to just go overnight). Mountain gods threw wind, snow, ice, scree and freezing temps at us, but the kind gods rewarded us with an unbelievable summit view.

Detailed trip report with photos here: My Travelpod Trip Report
Posted Jun 17, 2008 12:11 am

Zhenya77Casval Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Zhenya77

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

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