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Shasta Conditions?

by ARosenthal » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Anyone been up to Shasta recently? How's the snow looking on Casaval Ridge?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by Edgewood » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:14 pm

What ever it is today ( corn, crust, and crud) it's not going to be that way Tuesday.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by MoabPeakBagger » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:49 pm

ARosenthal wrote:Anyone been up to Shasta recently? How's the snow looking on Casaval Ridge?


Buddy did Casaval last weekend and encountered ice up to 60 degrees and nothin' but. He epic'ed pretty bad.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by Edgewood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:56 pm

And just to point out the obvious; feet of new snow on ice= very high avi danger. Be careful out there.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by bobpickering » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:55 pm

MoabPeakBagger wrote:
ARosenthal wrote:Anyone been up to Shasta recently? How's the snow looking on Casaval Ridge?


Buddy did Casaval last weekend and encountered ice up to 60 degrees and nothin' but. He epic'ed pretty bad.


Isn't it funny how a 40-45 degree slope gets reported as 60 degrees when it's icy?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by MoabPeakBagger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:07 am

bobpickering wrote:
MoabPeakBagger wrote:
ARosenthal wrote:Anyone been up to Shasta recently? How's the snow looking on Casaval Ridge?


Buddy did Casaval last weekend and encountered ice up to 60 degrees and nothin' but. He epic'ed pretty bad.


Isn't it funny how a 40-45 degree slope gets reported as 60 degrees when it's icy?


Hahaha, good point. There's probably some formula one could derive for number of degrees added to slope angle as a function of number of hours shivering and suffering.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by Deb » Tue May 24, 2011 7:02 pm

Two more weeks 'til West Face Gulley! So nervous ... please stop snowing, Shasta.

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by sdtrackrunner » Thu May 26, 2011 3:04 am

Is the mob still planning on doing Avi Gulch this weekend or are people backing off with all the new snow and heightened avalanche danger?

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by Deb » Thu May 26, 2011 8:43 pm

sdtrackrunner wrote:Is the mob still planning on doing Avi Gulch this weekend or are people backing off with all the new snow and heightened avalanche danger?

I'm hoping the conditions take a positive turn this weekend; let that mess settle so I'm not suffering going up on the 4th. :cry:

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by Deb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:19 am

Any conditions reports from Mem Day climbers? I'm putting off my trip til mid-June due to too much snow.....can't ski powder very well. :/

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Re: Shasta Conditions?

by SMG » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:54 pm

I think the last 8 of 9 holiday weekends were winter weather and storms. There was a wicked north wind on Sunday that sent everyone scurrying. Well below average temps, new snow,wind, whiteout, etc. At least the skiing is fantastic!

Looks fun, eh!

http://www.youtube.com/user/shastaguides#p/a/u/0/7JSQC_rGK1I

More snow yesterday (5.29) and this week. At this rate, the climbing conditions will be excellent all summer long, and we'll probably be skiing all year! Now if the sun would just come out so we can really enjoy this epic snowpack!

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