Avalanche Gulch Climber's Log

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myjudge - Oct 27, 2010 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004

first time on a 14er  Sucess!

Climbed with a few guys for my bachelor party 4 days before my wedding. Fiancé wasn't too excited about the cool sunglasses tan and sunburned nose for our pictures. Great learning experience for me. Now I climb Shasta every year trying out different routes.


Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Amazing Climb!  Sucess!

First attempt on the mountain so I soloed the Ave Gulch. Loved the entire route. Glad to have gotten on this gentle giant.


JHH60 - Aug 17, 2010 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

Late Season  Sucess!

After 14 years in NoCal I finally got around to climbing this route. This was a heavy snow year so despite doing the route in mid August we were on snow from Lake Helen through the Red Banks. Climbed through the leftmost chimney on the Red Banks.


DougBenton - Jul 9, 2010 4:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Solo climb!  Sucess!

Left Bunny Flat at 445am, summit around 210pm. That stretch from Helen Lake to the start of Misery Hill above the Redbanks took much longer than I expected and wore me out. Back to the parking lot a little after 530pm. One day, fantastic weather, excellent conditions. The glissade was awesome! Had the summit to myself the entire time.


JustinW - Jun 20, 2010 12:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

First 14er  Sucess!

Back in the States for under a week and nickL "talked" me into climbing. Didnt take much, after looking up at 18'000' peaks for 6 months I was ready to go as soon as I got home.


nickL - Jun 12, 2010 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Summer AG  Sucess!

Fantastic weather both days of the trip. Camped at Lake Helen on day 1, left for the top at 3:00 am day 2. We were able to follow a tiny stripe of snow that hadnt melted yet to the right of the heart and all the way to the top of the Red Banks. Stoked on my first 14 er!


theAxeman - Jan 3, 2010 11:11 am

Dry slog  Sucess!

Shredder and I did an extremely dry hike up the face, very loose, bivied right at the Red Banks on a ledge I made us. Lots of rockfall, we had to take cover above Helen lake a few times.


SKI - Dec 26, 2009 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

RIP  Sucess!

Watched a gal buy it from Cassaval the day before thanksgiving. RIP.


SFMountaineer - Aug 4, 2009 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

4 times  Sucess!

Been here 4 times, only successful once. Two failures due to weather, one due to a late start and extra cold conditions.


iditarod81 - Jul 27, 2009 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Fabulous weather.  Sucess!

Seriously, the weather could not have been better for this trip. Perfectly clear skies, low winds and good snow made for a safe and beautiful ascent. We left Lake Helen around 4:45 and summited at 9:15. A low-wind, high-sun summit made for a nice rest before glissading down to Helen. The forest service rangers had a constant presence, always making sure climbers were safe and having fun (as well as checking for summit passes of course). My husband spoke with one of the rangers at length about an intense winter rescue some years ago. We were blessed to have such excellent weather yesterday.


zplustwo - Jun 16, 2009 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

AG  Sucess!

Rocked it with Summit for Someone, awesome route, awesome group. If you're looking for a guide, SMG is excellent.


Blackmouth - May 25, 2009 2:33 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2009

Awesome Glissade  Sucess!

I summited with Forjan via Casaval ridge and we used Avy Gulch for our descent. The glissade down was awesome. The snow was a little mushy past Lake Helen.


peerzat - May 3, 2009 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

perfect conditions are so nice  Sucess!

skin up. stay at lake helen. maybe 20 for a low overnight. climb up. summit. light a match on the summit. blow it out. look around. laugh. ski down. perfect snow on the gulch. as The Flight of the Concords say, "Conditions were perfect". will have to do the chutes next time.


gomez13 - Apr 20, 2009 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2000

First Time  Sucess!

My first time on Crampons and using an ice axe. Learned what a long day in the mountains is


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:41 pm

Lame on foot  Sucess!

Ticked for the list should have climbed it another way or done it in better snow on skies.


OWilderness - Dec 10, 2008 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Climbed it  Sucess!

7 times and counting...


mdostby - Oct 27, 2008 10:42 pm

Avy Gulch  Sucess!

Climbed several times via this route. Always crowded.


BCJ - Oct 4, 2008 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Great glissade  Sucess!

All worth it for the glissade. Whiteout on top with most people choosing to go back down from the Red Banks.


Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 3:48 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2003

My first snow ascent  Sucess!

…my only snow ascent


atavist - Mar 16, 2008 10:46 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2005

avalanche gulch  Sucess!

the route had good traffic. on the way up, we watched two people slip and ride the express train all the way to the bottom of the gulch.

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