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Buddies for Shasta

Postby sfgfan10 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:14 am

Hey all,
I'm looking for a buddy to climb shasta with me in early August. I haven't been on Shasta, but I have some experience with glacier climbing and know the technical systems and whatnot. I'd like to do one of the glaciated routes, preferably the Whitney Glacier, or Cascade Gulch (moving onto the Whitney Glacier when we reach the saddle between Shasta and Shastina). I'm looking for someone with some glacier experience to climb one of those routes with me in early to mid August. I'd also be down to do a get-to-know-each-other hike in the Bay Area, such as Mount Tam or something of similar or greater difficulty.
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:29 am

Hey I think I'm booked for August. But may be up for some fall stuff if you are interested in additional trips. I want to do a December outing too!
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby Hyadventure » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:16 am

FYI Shasta sucks in August! Come back next spring for a awesome climb..
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:28 am

^^^^^
Ah an inexperienced Shasta climber. Welcome!
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby sfgfan10 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:20 am

mrchad9 wrote:Hey I think I'm booked for August. But may be up for some fall stuff if you are interested in additional trips. I want to do a December outing too!



mrchad: I'm up for some fall stuff too, I'd just rather get up there beforehand if at all possible. I don't know much about the routes on Shasta, but I'd like to do a glaciated route such as the Whitney or Hotlum Glacier (Both seem more interesting than a rock and talus slog up Avalanche Gulch, and they both seem like better mountaineering experience). I know my way around anchor building and crevasse rescue systems from technical rescue classes and from my trip to Alaska, but I'm new to Mt. Shasta itself. How does that sound to you?
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:30 am

Let me see what else I have going on. I was thinking of a late season trip up Whitney next year but maybe could consider it this year. It'd be cool to do it in low snow conditions like we have now.
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby clmbr » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:13 am

And i'm going back to Shasta this weekend again.

BTW, why don't you solo it.
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby mtvalley » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:02 am

clmbr wrote:And i'm going back to Shasta this weekend again.

BTW, why don't you solo it.


Guessing you're doing a north side route? Let us know what conditions are like when you get back!
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby clmbr » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:59 am

mtvalley wrote:
clmbr wrote:And i'm going back to Shasta this weekend again.

BTW, why don't you solo it.


Guessing you're doing a north side route? Let us know what conditions are like when you get back!

Icy, icy, icy, bring ice screws if you want some protection, pickets are seldom useful. The middle bergshrand is rather open all the way with an overhang upper wall.
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:05 am

Pics?
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Re: Buddies for Shasta

Postby clmbr » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:55 pm

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Re: Buddies for Shasta

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