Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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bb - Aug 5, 2014 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

Clear Creek  Sucess!

Loose rock merit badge


erics4569 - Jul 23, 2014 3:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

First Cali 14er  Sucess!

Drove up from SF, camped in a developed campground near Shasta City. Got some supplies next day, hiked in to Helen Lake, snow patches started a couple hundred feet below Helen Lake, but the campsites themselves were on rock. Spent the night (quite windy) and acclimated.

Departed next morning around 4am, hiked up Avalanche Gully, following established boot packs. Up to Red Banks was surprisingly easy/quick, but from there onwards up Misery Hill was a long, hard slog (mostly from loose scree, plus 13k altitude didn't help).

Made summit around 12pm. Had an awesome long glissade from Avalanche Gully down to Helen lake (2:30pm). Rested a bit, packed up camp and hoofed it back out to the trailhead (5:30pm). Drove back at SF (arrived around midnight).


brihuang - Jul 18, 2014 7:31 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2014

AG Over Memorial Day Weekend  Sucess!

First summit. Super easy to follow bootpath up to the Red Banks and straightforward but very windy climb to the summit, taking us about 5.5 hours from Helen Lake. Fun snowboard ride to camp. Hardest part was probably up and down the snow-less trail to/from 50/50 flat.


DukeJH - Jul 14, 2014 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014

Straightforward via Clear Creek  Sucess!

Two days, hot weather, very little snow.


bscott - Jul 8, 2014 2:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014

amazing  Sucess!

what a huge mountain


ARosenthal - Jul 3, 2014 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Hotlum-Bolam Ridge  Sucess!

5 hours 50 minutes from Northgate TH to summit. Long descent due to a lack of snow. Route is still climbable, but not ideal for speed climbs right now.


dstevenson0204 - Jun 27, 2014 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Fun Day  Sucess!

Avalanche Gulch route. Fun and steep :-)


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.


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!

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