Mount Shasta Climber's Log

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ice

ice - Jun 6, 2012 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Avalanche Gulch to Sargent's Ridge, Thumb Rock, Summit  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Lot's of slushy snow, snowshoes on the way up to Helen, camped on Thursday night, then headed up Friday morning. Headed up Sargent's Ridge to the top of Thumb Rock, then on up through the Red Banks to Misery Hill then the summit. Only two other people in the summit register.

Glenn

Glenn - Jun 5, 2012 5:35 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Summit Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!

Solo
Spent the night at Bunny Flat in my truck on Tuesday 5/8/12...headed to Horse Camp around Mid Day on Wednesday where I camped for the night. Headed uo to Helen on Thuirsday morning...60lb ski pulk (Sled) and snowshoes got me to helen around 1pm. Setup camp and remained there until early Saturday morning. Woke at 2am got dressed and was climbing by 3am. Reached Summit at 11am on May 12, 2012. I headed back to Helen and packed up camp for a long descent. Back at Bunny Flat by 6:30pm.

Cal

Cal - Jun 3, 2012 3:48 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Av Gulch Route

Success is subjective...20 minutes from Summit but turned around short to make an appointment with my ride South. When we thought the top of (Misery Hill?) was the summit, we were willing to push the clock but upon gaining it and learning there was a little more walking to be done, my friend & I called it.

pokie - Jun 1, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2012

winds

Headed up to helen tues, high winds wed and thurs am, no summit possibility.

nicozone

nicozone - May 29, 2012 12:48 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

Attempted between Weather Windows

With a storm system having passed through during the week, but a 2 day window of good weather clearing any potential avalanche conditions, we drove from Corvallis, Oregon to Shasta on a Saturday morning and hiked up to Lake Helena to camp out in preparation for a Sunday morning summit attempt. We got to camp in 15-20 degree temperatures and 25 mph winds. With exhaustion and hypothermia becoming real concerns, we barely slept and bailed the next morning. Conditions were perfect on Sunday morning, but we had no energy left to make it.

mnpalerm

mnpalerm - May 28, 2012 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Absolutely Pefect  Sucess!

Perfect conditions. Camped at Helen Lake. Such phenomenal place for sunrise and sunset. Love Avalanche Gulch1

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 14, 2012 4:22 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2012

Casaval Ridge  Sucess!

Perfect conditions and a rare windless day, with Cindy, Rob, Tommi, Stefan, Mark, and Masalu.

jtree

jtree - Apr 24, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Casaval Ridge  Sucess!

Unseasonably warm temps actually added to the difficulty with slushy snow down low and the direct sun the entire two days on the mountain gave us both a bad burn. Otherwise a great time with interesting route finding and beautiful scenery.

santanoni

santanoni - Jan 13, 2012 11:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

Wintun Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at 9000 ft, just below tree line. Two great days, and the route was empty save for the people coming up the gulch I ran into at the top. Snow still on the road in July, huge drifts on the trail. Pretty rocky though, not much snow in the ridge itself.

hatchgrey - Jan 6, 2012 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Success!  Sucess!

First ascent of a fourteener was marvelous, I've gone twice since!

smurfer

smurfer - Jan 4, 2012 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

sleep deprived

Slept at the base of Lassen then went up that in the morning. Same day drove over to Shasta and camped somewhere between horse shoe and Helen Lake. Didn't sleep well and we decided to start walking at 2am or so. The other two in the team went to the top and I hung out at the top of misery hill not feeling great (ate some food and went down to the bottom of misery hill and felt much better). So I will have to go back again to do the last stretch. Next time I will make sure I get some sleep the two nights before... love this mountain.

WayneFry

WayneFry - Jan 1, 2012 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Most Excellent Adventure  Sucess!

Very cool trip. Two teams of four climbers (SMG). About a 12 hour day (round trip) from base camp (Marines camp). On the trail at 4 am. On top around noon. Back in camp around 3:30 pm. Good route conditions and most of the crevasses were bridged over. Began by traversing across the lower portion of the Bolam glacier to the Whitney moraine. Roped up and began the ascent. At about 12,000 ft we packed up the ropes and continued our ascent on a 40 degree slope to gain another 1,000 ft. This topped out at the plateau and the summit was just a short distance from there. Our descent route was down the Hotlum Bolam ridge. A few good places there to get in some good glisading.

hunterslee

hunterslee - Dec 16, 2011 12:50 am

Good climb  Sucess!

Nice pre Rainier work out...will come back and climb again via a more technical line.

mreiter1

mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

Success  Sucess!

West Face Gully

LincolnB

LincolnB - Dec 7, 2011 4:03 pm

1985?  Sucess!

Climbed with a group from Berkeley's First Presbyterian group -- I think 1985.

Jasonadventure - Nov 8, 2011 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

Winter Attempt

Winter Attempt of Casaval Ridge. Ton of powder on the approach to Horse Camp. Got turned around at 10,000 ft due to whiteout conditions and storms.

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Nov 7, 2011 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Great day on Avy Gulch  Sucess!

Good weather on a crowded 4th of July weekend. Headed up early and beat the crowds.

rfolkenberg

rfolkenberg - Oct 24, 2011 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2011

Awesome trip!  Sucess!

Spent a short night at Lake Helen before climbing and summitting the next morning. Left camp at 4am, and summitted just after 10 I believe. Beautiful weather, though alot of wind during the first night.

Of course, glissaded back down! A great trip.

haynster - Oct 24, 2011 5:04 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

Shastastic  Sucess!

Went up through Avalanche Gulch, spent night at Lake Helen. Snowed over night. Began ascent at 1:30am and enjoyed a beautiful view from the top!

littlefrantz

littlefrantz - Oct 9, 2011 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2011

windy  Sucess!

super windy at the top

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