by Snowslogger » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:40 pm
by Deb » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:07 am
Snowslogger wrote:I'm probably going to do a Shastina/Shasta trip sometime this spring if it ever stops snowing and had a question on the rocky ridge up near the top of the Cascade Gulch route. I understand the bergshrund of the upper Whitney Glacier generally extends to the rocks so people either have to traverse the glacier (requiring glacier gear, partners, etc.) or go along the rocky upper ridge (or traverse around below it to West Face?).
Does anybody have any experience with how difficult this ridge is? I'm guessing somewhere between class 2 to class 4 choss with varying amounts of rime.
Alternatively I could do one day up Shastina, then one day up West Face Gully (probably with skis). I guess the choice may come down to whether I go solo or find partners.
by Snowslogger » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:49 am
by bajaandy » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:15 pm
by OOG » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:18 pm
by Deb » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:27 am
OOG wrote:I've been looking at doing the same route. I've dug for more info on all four corners of the internet and was surprised that I couldn't find a single modern trip report for Cascade Gulch (since the bergshrund opened up). The only small amount of info on the ridge I could find is in the Mt. Shasta Book, which basically says to head southwest to avoid the steeper sections.
I know this isn't much help, but if nothing else I've bumped this thread up so that someone who knows the answer is more likely to see it.
by SMG » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:45 pm
by SMG » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:22 pm
Shane Rathbun wrote:It's mellow if you traverse low and cross the 'schrund to the left. Staying above the 'schrund and under the ridge is blue ice and steep, 50-60 degrees. It's a short section and the rock provides good hand holds.
...but you are crossing at the climber's right in this photo, correct?
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