Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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iceaxe5 - Jun 22, 2014 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Avalanche Gulch, Left of the Banks  Sucess!

Not much to say except this was a spectacular mountain. Definitely will be back to try some of the more challenging routes.

Climbed left of the Banks due to concern about rockfall. Solo'ed the entire trip, and it was terrific.


Jurgen - Jun 15, 2014 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Avalanche Gulch from Bunny Flat  Sucess!

Started at the campground at 3 am. Found perfect conditions on our way up. Reached the summit at 10.30. For us our first volcano we climbed. Shasta has such an enormous prominence which makes it really special. Hearing the possibilities for backcountry skiing wants me to come back someday...


mengbo - Jun 9, 2014 2:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2014

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

This is really low snow level year - snow level at 8700 ft. I will say it is horrible condition.
it is my second time here and jean's first time.
I lead a group of 6 people for this trip.
we camped at helen lake on 6/7/2014.


nickmech - Jun 6, 2014 3:02 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2014

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

First time at Mt. Shasta and went solo. Camped at Helen Lake. Surprised there were only 2 others camped next to me. Left for summit at 2am and on top at 8am. Good cramponing snow all the way. Beautiful mountain.


larrychenshen - May 28, 2014 11:49 pm

summitpost climbers log  Sucess!

summitpost climbers log


yadahzoemtn - May 21, 2014 11:06 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Magnificent Mountain  Sucess!

Temperatures in the teens not factoring the 35 - 40 mile an hour winds, Justin and I made it to the top at 8:45 a.m. after an alpine start from Helen Lake at 3:15 a.m. So cold we had to wear our down layer on top of all of our other layers during the ascent. I feel a need to come back to this one. Maybe try a single push with just the right climbing partner.
07/28/19 Back for more with mountaineering partner. Same route, same way


citadel07 - May 13, 2014 2:03 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2013

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Fun overnight climb via Avalanche Gulch


pc - May 3, 2014 10:59 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2014

Clear Creek w/ variations  Sucess!

Drove to 6100' Apr 30, skinned up to bivvy at 9000' in Clear Creek Basin above regular camp area. May 1: climbed between Watkins Glacier and Wintun Ridge to rejoin Çlear Creek route at red Mushroom Rock 12,800' and on to summit from there. Stashed skis at mushroom rock, then, on descent, was able to ski from there almost all the way to the trailhead. Snow on upper Clear Creek route is melting fast in the recent spell of hot weather, and as of today (May 3) road reportedly drivable all the way to trailhead.


gimpilator - Mar 23, 2014 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2014

Single day solo ascent  Sucess!

Avalanche Gully, 13 hours round trip.

ndriley97 - Feb 27, 2014 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006

Hotlum-Bolum Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with my buddy sierramtngoat. A lot different than going up the main route, that's for sure!


BMS914 - Feb 24, 2014 11:36 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

Hotlum Glacier - left ice gully  Sucess!

Tough day with whiteout conditions at times.


BurmaAdventureCat - Feb 22, 2014 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013

a grunt of a climb  Sucess!

Myself, my service dog Puppi and my cat Burma climbed the misery hill route and tagged the summit. It was a physically exhausting climb, basically because of the scree and deep sand and ash.

Cloud Ocean

Cloud Ocean - Jan 30, 2014 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2013

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Climbed from a high camp at Helen Lake. Decent snow conditions, no wind, and clear beautiful skies. An enjoyable and rewarding climb for my friend and I. Glissading made the descent faster and enjoyable!


mp5of8 - Jan 23, 2014 11:02 am

1975 to 2006  Sucess!

Avalanche Gulch x2
Casaval R. winter
Hotlum Gl.
a bunch of winter attempts via Sergeants R.

bcrowell2 - Jan 18, 2014 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

third time  Sucess!

With Rich Kim. Finally summited on my third attempt.


summitascender - Jan 11, 2014 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Great climb. On top by 6:45 am. Cold and windy!

jbagley - Nov 14, 2013 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

Bolam glacier/gully  Sucess!

We were the only people on the Bolam glacier which made for a quiet trip. The snow level was low, but overall this was a nice, easy route, and our first successful Shasta summit.

jbagley - Nov 14, 2013 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2013

Casaval Ridge failure

This route was quite entertaining, especially early in the season, however the catwalk was full of rocks, so we avoided that section. On misery hill, a storm rolled in and visibility went to almost zero, so we turned around. I would attempt this route again.


douggranger - Sep 12, 2013 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2004

Bunny Flat via Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

An ice ball to the chest ended the attempt of one of our team below the Red Banks. Brutal wind and cold sent back another at the start of misery hill. Near the crest of Misery Hill we were crawling on hands-stomach-knees to avoid getting blown off the mountain. Eventually made the summit with Moon, Andy, and Kevin.


Donno - Aug 17, 2013 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997

South Side  Sucess!

Started at Old Ski Bowl and crossed Green Butte Ridge to bivy spot at 11k. Ascended thru Red Banks with Peter, Rahil and Doug.

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