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casaval ridge this week?

Postby connollyck » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:24 am

Casaval this week? My partner flaked. I'd like to leave tuesday and do a 2 (or 3) day trip maybe summit new years morning!? If no takers I'm down for ice at lee vining/whatever.I have the whole week off. I want to get out before I have to start work. Pm me
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Postby connollyck » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:06 am

no one!!???
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Uhmmmm

Postby SKI » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:46 am

So, NOAA predicts up to 14 inches heading your way this week. I've been on Cassaval a number of times and I can almost guarantee you that once you reach the top of Giddy Giddy and you become exposed to some of those raunchy winds that Shasta is notorious for, you'd be hard-pressed to get your tent erected, much less make a push in cruel conditions for the summit. The avy advisory looks okay at "moderate" but watch out during your initial push to gain the ridge. That initial hump will be wind-loaded with all Horse camp as a terrain trap. Ive seen it slab off before, especially on the SE side.

If you go for it, I wish you good luck. Be careful out there though man.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:18 pm

Alpine, I too have been up there but don't remember the moniker "Giddy Giddy", Where is that location/contour/terrain feature ? :?:
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Postby jibmaster » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:46 pm

If you're at the cabin looking up at Casaval Ridge, Giddy Giddy Gulch is just to the left.
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Postby Zzyzx » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:54 pm

When you get to about 9600' (so called first window) Giddy Giddy Gulch is below on your left. Good skiing slope.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:56 pm

Know the ridge just not the name. Thanks.
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