Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by ScottyP » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:30 am

Going back this weekend. Anyone else?

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by ScottyP » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:43 am

DId avy today, Casaval and GB look great too...

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by edge17 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:46 pm

any photos?

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by jibmaster » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:33 am

Who's gonna hit up the backside this next week/weekend?
The snow levels look perfect for the vehicle approach.


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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by ScottyP » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:26 am

I'll be there again, thinking Casaval though

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by Funyan005 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:00 pm

Got any pictures? I'm just over the hill and itching to get out there.

How was snow on the south side through the day?

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by clmbr » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:39 am

I’ll be doing CR on the end of the month. Can’t wait!

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by mrchad9 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:36 pm

Was up there last weekend... dayhiked Green Butte ridge on Saturday. Great conditions but a bit windy and cold on the summit. I guess that was to be expected.

Snow on the ridge was great. Above Thumb Rock it is pretty much just crusty ice.

Someone had written in the register that no snow was on the Catwalk... and from a distance that certainly looked to be the case.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by tb00957 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:08 pm

We climbed casaval ridge on Sunday. Catwalk is passable. There is snow, just less than normal.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by clmbr » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:40 am

tb00957 wrote:We climbed casaval ridge on Sunday. Catwalk is passable. There is snow, just less than normal.


How was overall snow quality? Snowshoes, secondary tool? Thanks

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by mrchad9 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:31 am

Figures... someone always say something isn't passable but then it is!

We took and used snowshoes... good to have with the hard crusty snow. We also took and did not use a secondary tool on our route. If I was to go to Casaval now I'd take snowshoes and no second tool.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by tb00957 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:52 pm

we only brought snow shoes to camp.
just regular ice axe and crampons on the summit day.
Sunny and no wind. I brought WAY TOO MUCH CLOTHES. HOT.
We went up CR and came down AG and traversed back to camp from helen lake.
Icy crusty near misery hill but I saw skiers do it, it looked tough.
red banks is packed soft, albeit a bit sticky in the afternoon.
I want to go again in a few weeks with my skis on AG.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by jibmaster » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:35 pm

Drove up Monday
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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by clmbr » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:57 pm

This weekend was quite busy on Mt Shasta. The weather was perfect; cold nights and warm days but not too much either way. Several people attempted the summit via Avalanche Gulch, Waste Face and Casaval Ridge. One girl did CR solo. Skiing on Shasta becomes more and more popular. There was a group of skiers Going up Avalanche Gulch and then dropping down via Konwakiton Glacier and traversing around and back to Bunny Flat.

I met nice people, including SPers. :)

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

by Bubba Suess » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:19 pm

For what it is worth, we have actually had a rather decent storm up here in Mount Shasta over the last 24 hours. I got almost 10 inches of snow at my house. That is the most I have had since sometime in March of 2013. The weather is supposed to clear up after this storm so climbing might be good.

Also, I spoke with someone at the Shasta T and they said that above 9,000 feet, Mount Shasta actually has an average snow pack so the climbing season will actually be rather good this year.

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