Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

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Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by Trawinski » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Looks like the Spring 2014 Shasta climbing season is on. Based on the somewhat pitiful snow, I think it may be a quick one. From my limited beta, I hear conditions are good right now though: 7+ feet of snow at 7,000 ft, limited rockfall higher up and fairly stable snowpack; typical ridge routes are in, along with Avy Gulch, Cascade Gulch and West Face Gully. I wonder if the usual June/July rush will be too late this year. I'm thinking of making a run or two in May. Has any been up on the hill lately?

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For the lay person, here are some links and stuff:

Climbing advisory: http://www.shastaavalanche.org/advisori ... g-advisory
Avalanche report: http://www.shastaavalanche.org/#
Cam: http://www.snowcrest.net/camera/highres.php
Fifth Season daily mountain report (recorded): (530) 926-5555

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by eric.fides » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:58 pm

Thanks for the update. Heading up there in June... I really hope the snow conditions hold up

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by Bascuela » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:01 am

Heading up Hotlum 2 weeks from now. Just read northgate trailhead is open.

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by 96avs01 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:27 pm

Climbed Casaval on 4/12. Good coverage, but thin, might not last long. Catwalk in OK shape, one spot already melted out. Recent storm snow hasn't fully consolidated, so descent on foot/snow shoes sucked. Skiing looked great...wish I would've had my splitboard. Coverage on Shastina looked poor. Season will be ahead of normal timing. Get on it now!

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by ScottyP » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:22 am

Casaval next week

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by clmbr » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:01 pm

That’s how it looked at Hidden Valley over last weekend. Unlike some others, I did not use snowshoes. Late afternoon the snow becomes very soft, however.

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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by Bascuela » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:39 pm

Hotlum/Bolam Ridge as of Tuesday April 15th. Trail dry until the above the switchback. Then mud/drift postholeing glory. All snow from 9,500' above.
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Re: Mt. Shasta 2014 Climbing Conditions

by fruitflyman » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:09 pm

Green Butte Ridge - upper portions just below and above the merge with Sargents Ridge are partly melted out. Climbing involves crossing some rubble and a bit 3rd class rock. The route is almost done.


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