Avalanche Gulch Climber's Log

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sgenise - Sep 8, 2017 11:23 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2017


Altitude grabbed me at the top of the red banks! Coming back next year though


Harvest - Aug 2, 2017 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2017

Red Banks  Sucess!

Red Banks Chimneys variation.


ericwillhite - Jun 15, 2016 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2016

2nd time  Sucess!

2nd time up Shasta, 1st time up Avalanche Gulch. Good route. Camped at Horse Camp...makes for long summit day but the later you are on the mountain, the softer and better the snow for the slide down.


Simkin - Jun 2, 2016 2:36 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Clear weather. I think everybody who tried summitted that day. However the next day was foggy and everyone turned back.

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Larry Laverty - May 21, 2016 5:22 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Beautiful, sunny, warm, calm day. Route snow-covered, beginning to end. Hard on the way in, soft on the way out. For a moment, I imagined John Muir on the route during his historic climb.

tarushbali - May 8, 2016 6:14 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2016

Avalanche Gulch   Sucess!

Lots of snow all the way from Bunny Flat Trailhead. Straightforward climb but is very crowded.

CallMeBrown - Feb 14, 2016 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Late season Shasta climb  Sucess!

Tristan and I summited via Avalanche Gulch route. Spent night at Helen Lake and left for summit at 330a. Route above Helen Lake was icy and hard. To mix things up, ice climbed through one of the middle Red Banks chutes. Little to no snow above Red Banks made Misery Hill and summit pinnacle straight forward and painless. Down the route and back to car at Bunny Flat by noon.


colinr - Sep 8, 2015 3:47 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Finally  Sucess!

Finally got around to climbing Shasta. Busy weekend on the mountain, but I enjoyed a fun, scenic, and warm dayhike from Sand Flat, up AG, and then down the West Face Gully.


rossrleone - Jul 28, 2015 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015

Check in  Sucess!

Lucked out and got a winter accent of mt Shasta in


lzpup - Jun 13, 2015 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2015

Quick Trip  Sucess!

Drove all night from San Diego , hit breakfast at hi/lo. Left trailhead at 9, long stop and Horse camp. mellow pace , hit snow about 3/4 mile up from horse camp , stayed on left in gully to Helen Lake. 5 tents or so, great sleep. Should have stuck to early start plan, left camp at 6. Recommend 4. Hit banks 2 from climbers right. Summit! warm as heck on way down, postholing on misery hill. Went almost all the way climbers right, but berg pulled most out on top so we went one from right then cut through rocks.. glisade all the way to camp (thankfully). So hot, applied sunblock tons, but did not get lips.. stupid and sucks. boiled , packed and walked out. Great trip. Met a 68 year old women killing it on the climb!!


Bill562 - May 25, 2015 11:00 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Skied  Sucess!

From 9600 camp, this one would have been better as a day trip.


ScottyP - Oct 26, 2014 4:50 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2007

Many times  Sucess!

Many, many times


yadahzoemtn - Jul 17, 2014 7:43 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Beautiful Shasta  Sucess!

35 mile an hour winds on our summit bid. But we made it.


mrchad9 - Dec 11, 2013 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2013

5x  Sucess!

Ticked off December for a climb of Mount Shasta during every calendar month over a period of several years. This trip was cold, dark, and frankly horrid climbing even without the -38 wind chill in the forecast. Chose this route simply to minimize the wind... think I'm done with this area for Decembers!

Also nice overnight trip in fairly cold but good conditions on February 2, 2013. Went left of The Heart which was a lot more interesting when traversing under the Red Banks than the standard route.

Also got my first winter ascent in after many trips up the mountain on January 20, 2013. Great conditions... long dayhike.

And did this route on June 7, 2003 and August 7, 2005.


cliffm - Apr 23, 2013 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2013

good stuff  Sucess!

great mountain.


DrHill - Apr 19, 2013 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

First real mountaineering experience  Sucess!

With the little brother, camped at Helen's lake. Greatness.


Shasta - Feb 10, 2013 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Avalanche Gulch, A Classic  Sucess!

Second time on the mountain. First successful summit. Looking to climb the Casaval Ridge next month. Can't wait to try that route out.


Fletch - Dec 26, 2012 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Turned back twice

in winter conditions. I see where the route gets its name...


kteichert - Aug 3, 2012 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Beast!!  Sucess!

Definitely the least technical way to climb Shasta. The soft dirt under the rocks is a pain to navigate cuz the slopes are so steep and the angle of repose of the rocks is at a treacherous level. I didn't like the red ledges at all. I thought they were nerve racking. But that mountain was a beast to climb


Wendellator - Jul 1, 2012 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011

Second Time  Sucess!

Tried to climb in march,had white out conditions.Came back in June to a beautiful blue bird day and had a great climb.Clear skies Good snow pack.

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