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junoiceclimber0 4 2 solo attempts

junoiceclimber

March and November both stormed me off at 10 and 11 thousand, but hot dammit I loved every minute being on the mtn. Casaval in March and Seargents in November. Like the governor says, "I'll be back!"
Posted Apr 29, 2009 3:04 am

thholderAvy Gulch from Horse Camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2008

thholder

Waited out the wind for 2 days,entertained by climbers stories being blown off Helen Lake. Our first time on Shasta,really surprised by the views
Posted Apr 28, 2009 2:55 pm

bfrenchShasta  Sucess!

bfrench

Skied Trinity Chutes with CW.
Posted Apr 28, 2009 12:27 am

PellucidWombatCasaval Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

PellucidWombat

I tried to dayhike the route twice before, failing due to an oncoming cold and a freaky windslab. This time I was successful despite bruising my ribs the day before. Excellent route!
Posted Apr 27, 2009 7:17 am

DustyDeb9Re: Casaval Ridge

DustyDeb9

Hi,
Just wondering what the snow conditions were like. I've heard that the mountain did not get a lot of snow this past season. I'm planning a trip up the Avalanche gulche route in about 3 weeks. I've gone up the mountain once before but am still new to mountaineering.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 8:01 am

PrestonRheaCasaval  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009

PrestonRhea

Not nearly as hard as I expected, fun none the less. Had the summit to ourselves. The catwalk was definitely the highlight. Very interesting rock.
Posted Apr 18, 2009 9:26 pm

FrankyCasaval
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Franky

Skinned up to Casaval, fooled around on a few of the big gendarmes and enjoyed the blizzard conditions, probably stopped around 12,600-800. Skied down the west side of the ridge toward hidden valley, found a round about way back to the road and hitched back up to bunny flat. The section of trees between bunny flat parking and the start of the ridge can be a pain in the butt. Some wind slab action on the east side of the ridge.
Posted Apr 14, 2009 7:48 pm

Groundswellhotlum-wintun

Groundswell

nice backcountry experience until you get to the summit and the million other climbers on top.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 1:02 am

farrisglClear Creek Route up this fabulous peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2001

farrisgl

This was my second attempt at Shasta; as with my previous attempt up the long Clear Route with about 8,000 feet of gain. On my first attempt, I was turned back at over 13,000 as the result of consistent high winds with the mountains ash a real pain as it blew around the edges of my mountaineering glasses and into my contact lenses. One month later I was provided a second opportunity on a late season October attempt.
I started the climb at about 2pm on a perfectly clear Saturday afternoon and pitched camp at about 9,400 feet. The next morning started up a bit late at 8 am. Climbing this route without snow was a drag with the very loose rock and sand on the steep slope. Fortunately no wind but this time I came prepared regardless with ski goggles.
The summit view was absolutely spectacular with few high clouds. The summit register revealed that I was only the second person to make it that day but being I didn’t see them, assumed that person came up via another route.
Definitely a peak that needs a second visitation!
Posted Mar 3, 2009 5:25 pm

OWildernessLeft of the Heart  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

OWilderness

Climbed 7 times. Take left of the heart... it's more fun!
Posted Dec 7, 2008 6:15 am

ScottyPA date with the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1999

ScottyP

My first attempt at anything beyond a ski lift. I had NO CLUE about how much conditioning I would need and thus made it as far as the heart before turning back! I came back the following year, in shape and fell in love with mountaineering. Much beter the second, more educated time around!
Posted Nov 29, 2008 2:51 pm

uh60speedyHotlum/Bolam Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007
First time climbing Shasta. Great climb and just over half the group made it. Looking forward to snowboarding down it some day.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 1:02 pm

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

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