Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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Cambot - Aug 20, 2012 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Up Hotlam-Bolam Ridge  Sucess!

Weather was perfect, if a bit smoky in the distance. Overnight at Marine Camp from North Gate, summit the next morning. Had the mountain to ourselves until afternoon.


DougBenton - Aug 12, 2012 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Solo route on a mountain I have always wanted to climb!


countrykyle - Aug 7, 2012 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

1st 14er!  Sucess!

My first time up at 14er!

mathewgj - Aug 6, 2012 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

Avy Gulch segment times  Sucess!

Waypoint Altitude Arrival Departure Segment time (min) Climb rate (ft/min)
Bunny Flat 6,880 - 1:30pm - -
Horse Camp 7,880 2:05pm 3:00pm 35 28.6
Lake Helen 10,400 4:45pm 2:00am 105 24
Red Banks 12,400 4:00am 4:00am 120 16.67
Summit 14,162 6:15am 6:15am 135 13.05
Lake Helen 10,400 8:00am 8:20am 105 -35.82
Horse Camp 7,880 9:45am 9:50am 85 -29.65
Bunny Flat 6,880 10:30am - 40 -25
Total ascent time (hours) 6.58
Total descent time (hours) 3.83


kteichert - Aug 3, 2012 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Beast!!  Sucess!

Summitted in 3 hours 56 minutes from Bunny Flat. Had a hard time on the ascent with no crampons or axe. Wore just shorts, a t-shirt, a day pack with 2L of water, ankle socks and low cut north face hiking boots. Was under-prepared if I was looking for comfort. The soft dirt and pebbles filled my shoes many times. Descended in 2 hours 19 minutes. Total hike time: 6 hours 15 minutes Total mileage 11.7 miles


mg1779 - Aug 1, 2012 2:23 am

Attempt Failed

Didn't make it to the top, but will try again very soon.


jboldt1971 - Jul 31, 2012 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

If At First You Don't Succeed...  Sucess!

I tried to summit in May with skis but had to turn around when the snow was getting too soft. I didn't drag those things all the way up there to ski crappy snow. This time around I left the skis behind and made the summit no problem. A little under 5 hours from Helen Lake. Summited with my cousin Cory. Found very few other people on the mountain but met a couple of very cool people on the summit. Well worth the effort!


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.

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