Jun 1st. Bunny flat to Horse Camp. Tanked up with some water and
headed North to Hidden Valley, about 4 to 5 hrs carrying a load.
Arrived about 15:30 and setup camp. Four of us in group.
Only saw one other tent.
Jun 2nd. Rest and play in the surrounding bowls. Chris skies and
I snowboard. Mike and Mark don't ski or board.
Jun 3rd. Summit day, got a late start 06:45. Nice weather, we
reached the top of the West Face about 12:30. Mark and Mike were
spent and didn't continue. Chris and myself stashed our gear and
continued on to Misery Hill.
We had the summit to ourselves around 2PM, with no wind it was
awsome. We had an fantastic ride down the West Face and I stopped
about 6ft. from my tent. I will definitely come back to this
spot just to ride.
With Eszter, Kassim, Rasool, Burt, and Nora. We started out at Horse camp at 2:45 am, following the main gulch and through the left-most chute of the Red Banks. I made it to the summit at 12:20 pm, Burt much earlier and everyone else just after myself. Snow conditions were ideal and the weather superb. Amazing views of sunrise over snow-capped Trinity Alps, Lassen Peak, and Shasta's own shadow. Left the summit at 1:30 pm, took many fun glissades on the way down and reached Horse camp at 5:30 pm. Overall a beautiful experience on a physically very demanding but not a technically challenging route.
A very nice climb under a full moon. left lake helen by 2 am and made it back to the car by 11 to begin the 7 hour drive home.
Headlamps are off -
Enough light to get lost...
Upon each step I pierce my shadow
With crampon spikes
I briefly raise my head -
Above Shastina, finally!
No, maybe not just yet...
Somewhere up the hill,
Freezing, waiting for me.
OK, no stopping until that rock,
Some water then...
I must be really a sight!
As pale as moonlight,
As that wounded shadow of mine.
I laugh as I imagine a look upon my face
With those sleepless eyes
and with that thoroughly ecstatic smile.
A very enjoyable climb, weather was perfect aside from the strong winds on the summit.
This is a long hike if you are not expecting it. Avalanche canyon is forever....
close to 7000 vert of great late season skiing
Climbed with Rob Yang, Steve Larson and Sean Robbins. Perfect weather, maybe a little too hot, but otherwise great. Nice, scenic route, we didn't encounter any technical difficulties. We set a good pace and summited just after 9:30 am. Great company and very enjoyable climb.
A near perfect day on the northside.Left high camp at 3:00 AM.On the summit at 8:45 AM.No blue ice showing on the route and still some snow in the upper section.Met a nice group of climbers on the mountain who's picture I will post in the Shasta images.
Climbed with SP-er hashfxn. Done in basically one day, with 2 hours of sleep at 9500.
Snow conditions were marvelous. Absolutely perfect on ascent.
Beware of rockfall; started this day at around 9am. Some large as washing machines off of Casaval, some spinning frisbees down AG.
Glissading started to get good only around 10am; before that the snow was too icy.
Perfect weather and awesome snow, and we both summitted=very nice weekend.
We, my oldest brother and I, started from Lake Helen at 2:30am, hit the summit at sunrise (about 3 hrs), and back to Lake Helen before the sun hit the tents. It was wonderful.
Did the Whitney Glacier with Rob Yang, Kris, and Sean Robbins. Great weather (though it could have been a bit colder--the snow was on the soft side lower down). A very cool and scenic route. Very out of the way. We didn't see anyone until we popped out on the summit plateau. What a zoo!
Man this route is busy. Sure is fun passing the slow ones.
Beautiful weather! I was thankful to have a clear trip because I was unable to summit 2 years ago. Great time
North side route. 4 of 8 made the top was a perfect day, wind was low.
Perfect weather, perfect climb. Summit on first attempt. Camped at Helen Lake, start at 4am, summit at 8am.
Camped on the ridge Friday night.Under a full moon left camp at 3:00 AM on the summit at 8:30.Passed 34 people on their way up but had the summit to myself for 15 minutes.Another great trip on a great mountain.
No summit. I arrived on the 18th just as a LP system moved in and blanketed the mountain. I spent the entire time on the mountain in rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Some suffering was done but I will be back.
clear creek route for the 2nd year in a row. snow and weather conditions were pretty good. we camped at 8000ft and made it to 13000ft on summit day. i was feeling good, but my climbing partner got hypothermia and we had to turn around. doh!
Last minute change of plans from Casaval to AG, but a great time anyway. Met a lot of great people. (June 06)