Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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PSchubert - Jul 17, 2012 3:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

3rd times the charm  Sucess!

Finally made it. First time trying Avalanche Gulch is summer; much easier than expected, but a great day none the less. 4:28 from Helen Lake to the summit.


labgloves - Jul 16, 2012 10:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Avy Gulch  Sucess!

With a camp at Helen Lake

edge17 - Jul 13, 2012 4:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

via avy gulch  Sucess!

fun laid back day. 5.5 hrs to summit from helen


bedellympian - Jul 8, 2012 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

hotlum wintun  Sucess!

check mark.


lilmantis - Jul 8, 2012 10:36 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

Awesome trip with new people  Sucess!

Summitted via Avalanche Gulch with an overnight at Helen Lake. What a great trip with 3 others from Missouri that I hooked up with through SP!!!

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 29, 2012 2:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

Perfect day  Sucess!

Weather was great and the mountain was enormous.


twigasaurus - Jun 19, 2012 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Great Intro to Mountaineering  Sucess!

Went up the Hotlum-Bolum Ridge from the North Gate. Hardly anyone on that route. Perfect weather on summit day. Beautiful views.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Jun 17, 2012 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2011

Solo climb Avy Gulch  Sucess!

Hike during the night reached summit at 6 am


Vinny - Jun 13, 2012 1:07 am

another try

oh well, snowed out again : (


Marmaduke - Jul 15, 2012 12:50 pm

Re: another try

Was this June 2/3?


Igooooor - Jun 10, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Avalanche Gulch all the way to the top!  Sucess!

First time playing with crampons and an ice ax. All went well. Next time will bring a helmet.


ice - Jun 6, 2012 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Avalanche Gulch to Sargent's Ridge, Thumb Rock, Summit  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Lot's of slushy snow, snowshoes on the way up to Helen, camped on Thursday night, then headed up Friday morning. Headed up Sargent's Ridge to the top of Thumb Rock, then on up through the Red Banks to Misery Hill then the summit. Only two other people in the summit register.


Glenn - Jun 5, 2012 5:35 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Summit Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Spent the night at Bunny Flat in my truck on Tuesday 5/8/12...headed to Horse Camp around Mid Day on Wednesday where I camped for the night. Headed uo to Helen on Thuirsday morning...60lb ski pulk (Sled) and snowshoes got me to helen around 1pm. Setup camp and remained there until early Saturday morning. Woke at 2am got dressed and was climbing by 3am. Reached Summit at 11am on May 12, 2012. I headed back to Helen and packed up camp for a long descent. Back at Bunny Flat by 6:30pm.


Cal - Jun 3, 2012 3:48 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Av Gulch Route

Success is subjective...20 minutes from Summit but turned around short to make an appointment with my ride South. When we thought the top of (Misery Hill?) was the summit, we were willing to push the clock but upon gaining it and learning there was a little more walking to be done, my friend & I called it.

pokie - Jun 1, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2012


Headed up to helen tues, high winds wed and thurs am, no summit possibility.


nicozone - May 29, 2012 12:48 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.


mnpalerm - May 28, 2012 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Absolutely Pefect  Sucess!

Perfect conditions. Camped at Helen Lake. Such phenomenal place for sunrise and sunset. Love Avalanche Gulch1

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 14, 2012 4:22 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2012

Casaval Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect conditions and a rare windless day, with Cindy, Rob, Tommi, Stefan, Mark, and Masalu.


jtree - Apr 24, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Casaval Ridge  Sucess!

Unseasonably warm temps actually added to the difficulty with slushy snow down low and the direct sun the entire two days on the mountain gave us both a bad burn. Otherwise a great time with interesting route finding and beautiful scenery.


santanoni - Jan 13, 2012 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Wintun Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at 9000 ft, just below tree line. Two great days, and the route was empty save for the people coming up the gulch I ran into at the top. Snow still on the road in July, huge drifts on the trail. Pretty rocky though, not much snow in the ridge itself.

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