Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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Daria - Jul 27, 2013 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

via Wintun Glacier  Sucess!

First summit of Shasta via rarely done Wintun Glacier straight up the glacier. Awesome route, very fun climbing, beautiful day, great group!


AtlasTelamon - Jul 27, 2013 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

First 14er  Sucess!

First introduction to mountain climbing. Reached the summit via the Clear Creek Route. No snow up there - watch out for falling boulders!! A party near us unhinged a very large one on the slopes below, thankfully no one was hurt.


JRaphaelson - Jun 30, 2013 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Simply an astounding mountain. Not the best views in the world, but the view from the bottom is unmatched in all of California.

Sawtooth Scott

Sawtooth Scott - Jun 24, 2013 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

No Lemurian sightings  Sucess!

Climbed the West Gully route direct with my brother (reconronin949) towards Catwalk Crux in hopes of connecting with the Knife-Edge Ridge towards Whitney Glacier. While there was still enough snow on the Catwalk, we ended up down climbing below the Knife-Edge Ridge as the conditions did not permit a safe traverse. We made the top of the West Face and had an uneventful slog up a dry Misery Hill to the summit. Weather was perfect. Glissaded most of the West Face on our return. Lots of nice folks were met along the way including Roxanne who is the caretaker at Horse Camp. No space aliens were sighted. Thanks for climbing with me Recon.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jun 22, 2013 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

West Face Gully   Sucess!

There was one last remaining ribbon of snow all the way up the West Face route, but I suspect it's gone now. Terrible snow year so you better hurry up. BTW does anyone have any idea if the cascade gulch route still exists. Everyone on the mountain warned against it due to the Whitney Glacier cross over, hence the West Face Route, which was kinda lame. Strait, steep, boring. Misery hill is completely bare right now.


NateE - Jun 21, 2013 4:26 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2013

Casaval Ridge

I attempted the Casaval Ridge in May, but ended up traversing the slopes below the ridge before joining up with the West Face gully. There was not much snow left on the ridge. As always, the mountain was beautiful. I descended Avy Gulch and traversed to my camp without really having to regain any elevation. I will be back again!


DarrenKnezek - Jun 16, 2013 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

Great Route  Sucess!

Camped at Marine's Camp, walked over to the Lower Whitney Glacier, roped up and climbed until we got to Whitney/Shastina Saddle. Climbed the west face of the upper ridge of the Cascade Gulch. From there to the top via Misery Hill. Very easy hike and slide back down the Hotlum/Bolam Ridge to our basecamp.
Climbed with several members of the Utah Climbing Club.

jswitzky - Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

Hotlum Wintun ski  Sucess!

4th time is a charm. First successful summit after three previous aborted ski ascents over the past 15 years. Hot day, overnight temps did not go below freezing or solidify the snowpack much. This however made it feasible and easy to skin up the entire Hotlum Wintun ridge route (veering onto the upper Wintun) almost the entire way to the summit. Bootpacked only the final 200 vertical feet. Light breeze and warm temps on the summit. Ski descent was nice.


GroundControl - Jun 11, 2013 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Great Mountaineering!  Sucess!

First time I got to be roped in! Went left of heart coming up the West Face. Thanks to Shasta Mountain Guides for teaching me some great principles of mountaineering!


slfoo2 - May 28, 2013 2:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

First mountain climb!  Sucess!

This was a great peak to introduce me to mountain climbing. I had a ton of fun learning the tricks of the trade and getting to the top! We lucked out and had beautiful weather.


bedellympian - Apr 30, 2013 1:51 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2013

casaval ridge w/ avy gulch ski descent  Sucess!

low snow year, misery ridge completely exposed. casaval is a fun route, very interesting despite not being hard... people call it 4th class (and this could vary with season) but I found it to be almost all snow with two sections up to 45-50deg.


rocky29oct - Apr 28, 2013 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Awesome Peak  Sucess!

It was great climb after 4 years of break.....


Gmetzel - Mar 18, 2013 4:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


Via H-B route

cwharringtonlaw - Mar 15, 2013 10:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010

The Gulch  Sucess!

Flipped out at people trying to glissade red banks with crampons after getting popped in the head with a rock by someone who decided to stay off of snow. Wear your brain bucket! Despite that, beautiful hill, will definitely return many times for different routes.


royanderson - Mar 9, 2013 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

First decent snow climb. Did with my brother Ed. It was a blast.


UAmatt89 - Mar 1, 2013 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bunny Flat via AG  Sucess!

Single day push in prep for Mt Whitney. First time on snow and ice in a year so it took a while to get my pace down once crampons went on. Beautiful day and the glissade down was glorious.


Sirburtmund - Dec 24, 2012 12:37 pm

Casaval Ridge

Climbed Shasta via Casaval. Beautiful route but couldn't summit. Too much fresh powder. Nice and uncrowned, we were the only climbers on it.


Sirburtmund - Dec 24, 2012 12:35 pm

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Successfully summited Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route


JimWallace - Dec 4, 2012 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012

Great day in the mts  Sucess!

We camped at Hidden Valley and climbed via West face gully.. It was very nice and we got a good break in the weather considering how bad a snowstorm we dealt with just days before on Rainier.We also traversed over to Shastina which was a worthwhile climb as well...,Jim W


Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

3rd time is a charm  Sucess!

ran into Chad. wow. someone should have warned me. ha!

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