Avalanche Gulch Climber's Log

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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.


lilmantis - Jun 24, 2012 12:01 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

Underestimated Beauty  Sucess!

Great trip with 5 other people that I had never met before, connected by SP and arranged online. One of the best climbs I have been on. The weather took a huge turn for the better when we climbed it after a couple very cold days. I would do this route again!


benners - Jun 11, 2012 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

Awesome!!  Sucess!

Climbed and skied Avalanche Gulch in primo conditions. Great snow coverage up there right now.


nicozone - May 29, 2012 12:50 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

Attempted between Weather Windows

With a storm system having passed through during the week, but a 2 day window of good weather clearing any potential avalanche conditions, we drove from Corvallis, Oregon to Shasta on a Saturday morning and hiked up to Lake Helena to camp out in preparation for a Sunday morning summit attempt. We got to camp in 15-20 degree temperatures and 25 mph winds. With exhaustion and hypothermia becoming real concerns, we barely slept and bailed the next morning. Conditions were perfect on Sunday morning, but we had no energy left to make it.

climbarcata - May 28, 2012 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

long one day slog  Sucess!

rocky approach for the first 4 miles or so then moved on to snow maybe next time i will bring approach shoes


blakemj33 - Dec 25, 2011 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

Saweeeet  Sucess!

Pretty straight forward climb.


ElGreco - Oct 29, 2011 12:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Straightforward climb, up the main Red Banks chimney. Still lots of snow left for this time of year. We didn't witness any rockfall. Windy and cold at Misery Hill. Awesome glissade back to Helen!

Slothman - Sep 25, 2011 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

fairly easy  Sucess!

Probably the last clear weekend of the season, getting up the chute after the Heart was the hardest due to nearly vertical ice. A storm was coming in during our descent, but awesome glissading.


chicagosky - Aug 22, 2011 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

First 14er via an epic slog  Sucess!

20hrs RT - most difficult part was from Helen Lake to top of Red Banks. Will be back to do another route next time.

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