Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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ljwoodw - Jul 5, 2016 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

My first real mountain  Sucess!

This was my attempt to confront my fear of traveling on snow head-on. Climbed with a guide and learned a great deal about using crampons and an ice ax. It will probably be the standard by which other mountains are compared for a while

Guilty

Guilty - Jul 5, 2016 3:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Left a little after 6, from Bunny Flats parking. High winds and storm clouds on top. Summit with perfect timing that it cleared-up,(Blue sky's). Yea! Manny others turn away from the summit, being socked in early morning. I'm sure they would of made it, if they left later for the summit. I guest, this is one time I am glad I slept in! Back to the car a little after 1pm,(7hrs r/t). No crampons, used steps from others and it warmed up later! Another plus. And, still plenty of snow where you can glissade more then half-way down.

Grenn - Jun 14, 2016 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Great route. Great weather and great friends!

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Jun 9, 2016 7:08 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Day trip up Avalanche Gulch route. Cool summit, nice weather, great views.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - May 30, 2016 12:31 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

Smooth Sailing  Sucess!

West Face via HVBC. Blue bird. Snow from parking lot. No snow shoes needed. Snow on the face was in great shape. Left HVBC at 6:00am. Glissaded from the top of the west face to the bottom (4000'). Have fun.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - May 19, 2016 8:32 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Warm Spring day. Good number of folks on the mountain, some from Utah, Austria, and throughout N. California. Envied the boarders and skiers. Especially as on the way out, the snow had turned to slush, every step up to the calves or knees. Thanks to Jeff from San Jose for taking outstanding photos. Jeff traveling to the top with his father's vintage ice axe, the axe from their first trip together on the mountain many years ago.

wmolland

wmolland - May 15, 2016 8:20 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2016

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

A windy day forced me to leave the snowboard at Helen Lake. Made the summit no problems without that sail on my back (the same could not be said about most of the skiers who pushed on in the high winds). Beautiful bluebird day and the snowboard from 10.5k back to the car was stellar! It's a long uphill walk, but nothing technically difficult about it.

Kevintheclimber

Kevintheclimber - Apr 4, 2016 12:15 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2015

AG  Sucess!

solo. day trip

Malesore

Malesore - Jan 28, 2016 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2015

So close...yet so far away

https://suenosong.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/mt-shasta-trip-report/

Cal

Cal - Jan 3, 2016 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2015

Finally got it  Sucess!

Av. Gulch route, good conditions, clear weather, not much wind. Hot as hell after 10am, glad we were down by then. Camped above Helen Lake; would not do that again. Too hot to relax with the sun glaring down. Perhaps Shasta makes a better winter climb during El Nino years. Was 104 when we returned to the base.

Joeyroo

Joeyroo - Oct 21, 2015 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2004

Long Day  Sucess!

Completed in a long day from Bunny Flat up Avalanche Gulch. I would have preferred to have split the climb into two days with a night at Lake Helen, but got overruled. Got to dodge some rocks couple times as they were rolling down the mountain. You can hear the train of people yelling "ROCK!" then having to look up to see where the rocks were falling from. The long glissading sections down brought a big smile on my face.

CORDILLERAORIENTAL

CORDILLERAORIENTAL - Sep 23, 2015 10:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

West Face  Sucess!

Started at approx. 3am, on top by 11-ish(I'm an older, slower, flatlander!). This was my second summit, third attempt. The West Face is a nice moderate snow climb with great glissading, and Hidden Valley basecamp is absolutely gorgeous! I had a private guide from SMG and had a great trip as always...

colinr

colinr - Sep 7, 2015 2:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015

Clear Creek   Sucess!

There are worse ways to spend a day than hiking Shasta, but this ten hour round trip slog confirmed that I prefer snow climbs and glissades on the big mountain. Labor Day weekend was a bit crowded, but nothing like Memorial Day weekend. The hike through the forest down low is pleasant. The long, steep, loose slog section was not my favorite, but aided by poles, I lucked into somewhat firm forward footing most of the way. The summit plateau and summit are worth the effort to hike up to them.

Dan Wiedrich

Dan Wiedrich - Jul 28, 2015 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1993

Hotlum-Bolam  Sucess!

This was an awesome climb. All five of us made it to the top: Tom I, Mark E, Chuck W, Tom W and myself. On the way down clouds rolled in before we got back to our camp along the ridge.

Hiker4life

Hiker4life - Jul 14, 2015 8:09 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Coca Cola Route (AG)  Sucess!

Camped at about 9,200. Started the next morning at 3A and was standing on top at 10:30A. Weather was ideal. Nice glissading about 75% of the way back to camp. Hot hike from camp back to the TH.

edsaxe

edsaxe - Jul 14, 2015 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2014

glacier climb  Sucess!

climbed some steep snow going up wintun ridge, fun stuff

jkantoline

jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

Amazing Experience

Made camp at Helen Lake, left at 3am...weather perfect! Midway up Red Banks when weather hit. Not this time, but we will attempt it again.

calebEOC

calebEOC - May 25, 2015 11:39 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

With my friend Troy B, great snow, very little wind, and surprisingly hot in the afternoon at Helen Lake. Along with the rest of camp we were up at 2am and off sometime around 3 and summited at 7am, then back to camp at 9am. With such ideal conditions, summit day went by faster than I expected. I would love to get back down here and explore other routes in the future.

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - May 25, 2015 4:45 am

Re: Up AG, Down West Face (from Sand Flat TH)

Congrats Sean!! With my screwed up scheduled I at least got out but wasn't the same as Shasta! Send me a PM and tell me about your climb.

colinr

colinr - May 25, 2015 1:29 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Up AG, Down West Face (from Sand Flat TH)  Sucess!

Set out at 6:00 a.m. from Sand Flat TH and soon regretted the late start due to no wind and extreme warmth. A cool breeze atop Misery Hill and the summit was relieving. The hordes on AG made for plenty of entertainment and conversation during frequent rest breaks while I slowly climbed up to the top of the Red Banks. Scenic cloud formations made appearances throughout the day, adding to the stunning beauty. I made it back to Sand Flat late afternoon after a spectacular glissade down the West Face to Hidden Valley. Shastina was tempting, but I resisted so I could get back to camping with family. I'll be back for more. Why did it take me so long to get around to hiking Shasta?

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