Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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kovarpa - May 4, 2004 11:47 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: May 2, 2004  Sucess!

Second time this year on Casaval - good time with Kris& his skis, Shannon and my and only Vendula. Great weather (too warm for my taste). I think this is it for Casaval and me (at least for this year).

Zzyzx - May 3, 2004 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: May 2, 2004  Sucess!

One day ascend of Casaval, third time this year (and hopefuly last). Climbed with Pavel, his wife Vendula and my friend Shannon. All of us summited. We went on Cat Walk and it was in much better shape than when I did it in January. On the descend we glisaded below Red Banks. I put on my skis a few hundred feet above Helen Lake and with mixed results got down to the trailhead without breaking anything.


briand97 - May 3, 2004 1:51 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gultch Date Climbed: May 1, 2004  Sucess!

Took my girlfriend for her first ascent of a mountain and she was a champ. Summitted around 8 am. Pretty cold in the beginning and windy when we got above red banks but the wind died once we hit the summit platue. Good climb all in all.


Completebum - May 2, 2004 3:34 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: May 1, 2004  Sucess!

First time up Shasta and it was a blast. Virtually no wind all weekend and perfectly clear skies. On summit day you could see headlamps lighting the way from Bunny Flat all the way to the Red Banks, kinda cool.


t511a - Apr 28, 2004 10:43 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: 01, 02, 03...  Sucess!

One of my favorite weekend escapes. We usually make a day hike out of it: leave Bunny Flat around midnight, summit circa 11am, glissade on out of there and back to shasta city before roundtable pizza closes ;-)


cbuelow - Apr 21, 2004 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: June 1 - 2, 2001  Sucess!

Excellent climb over good snow to the summit. Camped at Helen Lake, up at 2:30am for the summit push. Summited early, and the snow was too firm to effectively glissade from the the Red Banks. Back to Bunny Flat and a cold brew that afternoon.


roadsidefire - Apr 14, 2004 4:09 am

Route Climbed: Alvanache Gulch Date Climbed: Labour Day 2003

Got there too late. Too much snow at bottom. Needed to turn around at noon.


kelseymkrause - Apr 14, 2004 12:00 am

Route Climbed: Avalanch Gulch Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

This was my first over 14000', now I am addicted.


thenewpassion - Apr 12, 2004 9:33 pm

Route Climbed: Green Butte Date Climbed: 10 April 2004  Sucess!

Great Day. A slightly cold wind. Planning to go again soon.


josephgdawson - Apr 4, 2004 11:54 pm

Route Climbed: West Bolum Glacier Date Climbed: September 17, 2003  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and it really put the hook in me. Another reformed alchie who loves to climb.


grandwazoo - Mar 30, 2004 11:22 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: 3-28-2004  Sucess!

Day hiked from Bunny Flats, left around 1:30 am and hit the summit under perfect weather around 11:00 am. Had the summit to ourselves, returned via Avalanche Gulch.


kovarpa - Mar 23, 2004 2:11 am

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: March 21, 2004  Sucess!

Very windy towards the summit but otherwise great weather - maybe too warm, snow is gets slushy in the afternoon - I hope it gets colder so the snow lasts longer...

Zzyzx - Mar 21, 2004 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: March 20, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed solo in a day. 8.5 hrs from Bunny Flat to the summit. I started feeling tired and slowed down above 12K. Good weather, but it got very windy at times on hgher elevations, probably well over 40 mph. Only one guy who passed me earlier was on the summit. He made it in 6 hrs from the parking lot. Way to go! He snowboarded down the Avalanche Gulch, I came down on Casaval.


esugi - Mar 1, 2004 2:26 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge / West Face Gully Date Climbed: June 07, 2003  Sucess!

I've climbed this mountain 4 times before (twice from Avalanche Gulch and twice from West Face Gully) so this time, my friend Mike and I decided on Casaval Ridge route.

We got into Redding, CA late (by plane) so we only had time to get to Horse Camp. Got up early and left at 2 am. Near the top of Casaval Ridge, we traversed across to the West Face Gully (should have stayed on Casaval Ridge!) and continued up over Misery Hill and across the summit plateu. Reached summit by 9 am. There must have been 100 people climbing from Lake Helen that day! Descended via Avalanche Gulch (glassade!)

Beautiful day and overall, very enjoyable climb.

ed james

ed james - Feb 28, 2004 3:57 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: June 29, 2003  Sucess!

Great trip with Shasta Mountain Guides. Left Horse Camp at 1:45 am and reached the summit at 11:30 am. It was windy at the top but other than that the weather was terrific.


derbilly - Feb 24, 2004 4:28 pm

Route Climbed: Hotlam-Bolam Ridge Date Climbed: August 16, 2001  Sucess!

We arrived at the trailhead at 6:30PM, hiked up to base camp and slept beneath the stars. Woke up at 3:30AM and started up. We passed by a guided climber on the way up and were the first to make it to the summit that day. The views were mostly obscured by the dense wildfire smoke, but we could spot Lassen Peak, which we summited two days later. Made it back to the trailhead by 6:30PM for a 24 hour climb.

SoloRed - Jan 27, 2004 2:33 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: June 23-25, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed the route over 3 days in order to acclimatize before taking some friends on the north siide. It was challenging the first day going over some of the lower gendarmes with a full pack (skipped a few of the hardest ones); bivvied at the last flat spot, at 12000'. Gorgeous weather the following morning for the rest of the climb - the Catwalk was fun, as was climbing the rime on the pinnacle that tops the ridge. Continued the fun by going around the N side of Misery Hill on the steep upper firn of the Whitney Gl. in order to gain the summit plateau. Descended the ridge to my bivvy and had another beautiful night out. Not another soul on the ridge the whole time...

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jan 24, 2004 2:10 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: May 1995  Sucess!

Solo climb on my first time up this peak.

mtnfoto - Jan 23, 2004 4:07 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Gulch Date Climbed: June 1978  Sucess!

Skied from near the summit down to the parking lot. Awesome!

Zzyzx - Jan 18, 2004 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: Casaval Ridge Date Climbed: January 17, 2004

Climbed Casaval Ridge in a day with Divesh. Got about 1/3 up Misery Hill and turned around due to late hour and general lack of motivation to sign the register one more time. Beautiful weather and overall perfect conditions. We met 5 other people on the route.

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