Lassen Peak Climber's Log

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SgtSarge - Jan 19, 2005 12:50 am

Route Climbed: West Date Climbed: December 1997  Sucess!

Did this hike in the winter of 1997. I don't remember the route we took. We had great weather the day we were there. Long hike in, and a long hike out. We did not see a soul!


jtree - Jan 8, 2005 7:10 pm

Date Climbed: May 1985  Sucess!

Climbed this during a fierce snowstorm with my brothers Mike and Mark. Quite an expreience for, three as of then, flatlanders from Illinois.


madclimber - Dec 2, 2004 3:24 am

Route Climbed: Straight up Date Climbed: 5/11/04  Sucess!

White out hide the true summit for a couple minutes, then revealed itself!


Shawn - Oct 22, 2004 12:53 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: March 13th 2004  Sucess!

It was a beautiful winter day with lots of sun and partly cloudy. The views of the winter landscape, snow-capped peaks, and distant lakes was wonderful.

The days of this 3-day trip were all really warm for this time of year where a long-sleeve t-shirt was enough when hiking up vigorously. Near the summit plateau, the wind was much higher and a change to full winter shell and winter accessories (hat, gloves, etc.) were needed.

The summit was a beautiful place to be in winter and the view of Shasta 60 miles to the Northwest was superb. Could have spent a lot of time at the summit, but sitting in the cold and wind wasn't conducive. Great place to be in winter!


k2link - Sep 28, 2004 4:34 pm

Route Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Daughter Abbey and I summitted Lassen Peak once again (her second time, my third). Enjoyed a beautiful and fairly clear day, with good views everywhere. We ran into a gentleman who is training for Kilimanjaro (leaving next week), and had an enjoyable conversation with him as well. Fresh snow in many parts of the park, including a few places on the trail.


mgp5000 - Sep 27, 2004 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

Someone else here commented on the trail looking like a school field trip. Well, there literally was a school field trip on the trail that day (some high school near Eureka) - and covering the entire summit as well. Not the place to seek solitude, but great for views and a nice training hike.


k2link - Sep 21, 2004 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Lassen Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Climbed with my eight year old daughter Abbey... the promise of a cheeseburger at the Lassen Chalet was enough to get her all the way to the summit. Had a great hike, and it was fun to be back at the top again!


Johnhl94563 - Sep 4, 2004 10:19 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: September4, 2004  Sucess!

After a 3 day backpacking trip we couldn't resist the quick hike to the summit. About 90 minutes up, 45 minutes down. Nice view of the smoke from the fire burning inside the park. There were enough people on the summit to have a small town meeting....


orandall - Sep 2, 2004 2:04 pm

Route Climbed: tourist trail + class 3 fun Date Climbed: july 3 2004  Sucess!

warm-up for Agassiz - 90 minutes to summit - lots of snow on the way up and we scrambled a little at the top. I seriously recommend you start no later than 6:30 AM - after that it turns into a grade-school field trip.


rgreene - Aug 22, 2004 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: Pedestrian Footpath Date Climbed: 22 Aug 2004  Sucess!

Easy effort climb; brutal winds and cold. Felt like March on Sonora Pass all over again. I wished I'd brought my gortex gloves to fend off frostbite. CA COHP #20. Trail and summit were entirely empty -- 1/2 from the early hour (done by 8:30am) and half from the dense overcast cloud system that stretched all the way to Shasta and beyond.


hyperbolictans - Aug 2, 2004 8:51 pm

Route Climbed: Lassen peak trail Date Climbed: Aug 1. 2004  Sucess!

Clear day. Nice hike. visted bumpass hell as well. Very nice.


georgbetsy - Jul 30, 2004 7:38 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: June 14 2004  Sucess!

We had a great 2 hour climb (up and down) Lassen peak with great views of mount shasta. Easy climb.


tonyo - Jul 17, 2004 3:01 am

Route Climbed: the trail Date Climbed: July 15, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked the trail with the many other visitors...


Dean - Jul 9, 2004 6:18 pm

Route Climbed: The trail Date Climbed: July 5, 2004  Sucess!

Shasta on Saturday, Eddy on Sunday, Lassen on Monday. Three great places to view everywhere from. However, as Bob mentioned, it is not a lonely trail. Tons of people showed up and overpopulated the summit. If they'd put a McD's up there, they'd make some big bucks. Still, nice to get the highpoint of Shasta county with fellow summitposter Bob Bolton.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 7, 2004 1:24 am

Route Climbed: Lassen Trail Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!

Dean Molen and I did Lassen as the last summit of our Northern California trip, which also included Shasta and Eddy. Nice day, and the hordes were amazing, although expected.


briand97 - Jul 5, 2004 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

All I can say is that I've never seen that many people on a trail. It was not suprising how many idiots were up there - hiking off trail, throwing rocks at the chipmunks, just dropping trash where-ever. Its sad because it is a nice little hike.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Jun 15, 2004 8:08 pm

Route Climbed: Trail/SE Face Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!

Decided to hit Lassen as a warmup for Shasta. Started up the trail then put on the crampons and headed up the bowl on the SE side. Snow was perfect for crampons and for glissading. Had a fantastic glissade down the bowl then cut around to the South side for one more glissade almost to the parking lot. What a blast! There were quite a few boarders and skiers having fun as well. Weather was awesome.


Cornvallis - Jun 15, 2004 1:13 am

Route Climbed: South Face/Trail Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked the majority of the way up the trail. Lots of new June snow on the peak from the last few days (see entry below). Actually used crampons for the first mile or so, made things much easier. Very windy and cold on the summit ridge. Climbed the last little 3rd class route to the summit, fun with lots of snow and ice on the rocks. Got in some fun glissading on the south face. Nice park, no crowds, only a few others on the peak all day.

Shaun Matyas

Shaun Matyas - Jun 11, 2004 3:19 am

Route Climbed: The North West Ridge Date Climbed: June 9, 2004  Sucess!

Breath-taking, challenging trip, ascended the North Side, descended the South Side, in a blizzard, (not recommended)


forjan - May 31, 2004 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!

A warm up climb for Mt Shasta's Casaval Ridge the next day. There were 10 foot walls of snow at the parking lot. Lake Helen was still with thin ice. I left the parking lot at 11:00am. En route (at about 9700'), I climbed the prominent rocks to the climber's right of the south side short couloir. From Bob Burd's website, he mentions this to be class 3 rock, 200 ft high. I must have gotten off route because the route I took (about 300 yards to the right of the couloir) felt like class 4, even a few low 5th moves. It took me some time to climb this section. Once out of it, the summit was not far. I reached the summit at 12:30pm. It was very windy up there and I didn't stay long. I got back at the parking lot at 1:40pm. Changed the sweaty clothes for dry clothes and drove out there at 2:00pm, heading to Mt. Shasta.

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