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Shasta Conditions?

Postby climberslacker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:06 pm

According the the summitpost page for it, Shasta is often in season in October. How does it look right now? What routes would be reasonable to do?
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby climberslacker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:20 pm

Scratch that, it looks awful.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Fins129 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Yeah dude. You have to be some sort of maniac to attempt that right now. Unless you really like rocks in your teeth. Or in your eyes. Or breaking your limbs.

Just kidding Minor. :)
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby ScottyP » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:08 pm

Niuce blog Robin! I am thinking of a Saturday summit bid..Scott
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby jallred22 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:29 am

Im looking at doing a winter ascent. I want to do Casaval Ridge. My wife wants to do Avalanche Gulch. SP says that Casaval is great for winter. Is Avalanche any good for the winter?
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Funyan005 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:33 am

Avalanche gulch is really only good for the first few storms of the season. From what I understand after several storms it starts to experience what makes its name avalanche gulch.
Head for Casaval after a good cold spell and a decent amount of snow, thats my plan anyway!
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:52 am

jallred22 wrote:Im looking at doing a winter ascent. I want to do Casaval Ridge. My wife wants to do Avalanche Gulch. SP says that Casaval is great for winter. Is Avalanche any good for the winter?

Just tell your wife her route is no good and you have to do yours. Problem solved no?
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby luzak00 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:05 pm

jallred22 wrote:Im looking at doing a winter ascent. I want to do Casaval Ridge. My wife wants to do Avalanche Gulch. SP says that Casaval is great for winter. Is Avalanche any good for the winter?


The gulch is a very poor winter route. Prone to avalanches from three sides.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:31 am

All the reports right now indicate we are fixing to get a deluge of Biblical proportions the next four or five days. Snow level is above 4,500, though I reckon we may get some lower than that.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:19 pm

Bubba's comments above appear to be consistent with the forecast of the National Weather Service. It just might snow indeed.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:48 pm

What are your thoughts on summit conditions tomorrow/Sunday. Looks like it might be a bit windy eh?
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