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Shasta Conditions?

Postby tarushbali » Thu May 18, 2017 10:46 pm

Hi - does anybody know the avalanche and snow conditions on Shasta right now (West Face and Avalanche Gulch)? Planning to head up this weekend. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby JHH60 » Thu May 18, 2017 11:08 pm

I was just wondering the same thing myself and unfortunately cannot answer the question. However, I will note that there is a forum thread for this that people have been posting on for the last four years: :)

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/post1006025.html?hilit=beautiful%20shasta#p1006025
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby JD » Fri May 19, 2017 3:55 pm

A good source of information is the Fifth Season climbing and weather report hotline. They update it every day.

One thing to note is that the freezing level (at night) is expected to be pretty high, above 11,000 feet if I read the NOAA forecast correctly.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby jibmaster » Sat May 20, 2017 7:55 pm

JD wrote:A good source of information is the Fifth Season climbing and weather report hotline. They update it every day.

One thing to note is that the freezing level (at night) is expected to be pretty high, above 11,000 feet if I read the NOAA forecast correctly.



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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby Climber Dave » Sun May 21, 2017 8:56 pm

Also curious about conditions in Avalanche Gulch. Going to be nearby and have a few days to spare.
Is the snow consolidated? Snowshoes? Temps look pretty warm.
Route under thumb rock covered? Or need to go thru the Red Banks?
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

Postby mrchad9 » Tue May 23, 2017 11:55 pm

Climber Dave wrote:Also curious about conditions in Avalanche Gulch. Going to be nearby and have a few days to spare.
Is the snow consolidated? Snowshoes? Temps look pretty warm.
Route under thumb rock covered? Or need to go thru the Red Banks?
Thanks

This time of year I would normally take snowshoes to camp (or at least halfway up if going in a day) and crampons from there.
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Re: Shasta Conditions?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

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