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mrchad9Great weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012


Conitions couldn't have been better for a November ascent... I was in only one long sleeve layer for most of the climb. Camped at Shastarama with great views all around. No one else was climbing this weekend so had the place all to myself.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 2:36 pm

SKILeft or Right....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


What a betch trying to figure out which way to traverse the gendarmes and rock bands across this section. Spectacular veiws and great mixed snow climbing. Snow was in better shape than Green Butte Ridge below.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 10:56 am

PellucidWombatThe Decider Misunderestimated the Route :-P
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010


Tom and I figured that with a nighttime approach to a camp at 10,000 ft, we'd easily be able to finish the route the following day. Ha! Low snow meant that every step was on highly featured snow or snow-covered talus with lots of class 3 just traversing around Shastarama and Mud Creek Glacier! We made it to 11,800 ft where we got cliffed out by the gendarmes.

I returned a month later and worked out the traverse via Green Butte Ridge. Still, with the low snow, it may not have been very doable in January this year! Wonderful route, though, although one that would warrant a rope under hard/icy conditions.

Frankly, under low snow conditions, Sargents was harder than Casaval, and even with full snow conditions, I found the traverse through the gendarmes far harder in terms of route finding, steepness, and hazards. Definitely my favorite route on the mountain so far!
Posted Feb 18, 2010 2:52 am

junoiceclimberLenticular nightmare!!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2007


Blown about like a punching bag just at the red banks and turned around due to deteriorating forcasts.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 4:07 pm

96avs01Finally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2005


After being denied on my first two attempts on Shasta (AMS and winter weather) I finally made it to the top! Even got to spend a night in an ice/snow cave above the Mud Creek Glacier due to my partners AMS, before our successful summit day.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 5:53 am

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