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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:18 am
by yosemiteforlife67
ok, thanks to both of you for your comments. I never have a thought of turning around, it would take something pretty bad for that. My plan was to hike two miles to the base camp area from the parking lot, hang out, maybe climb up a little way sup, and just kick back, day two was going to be my summit day, and day three take it easy , and head back to my vehicle. I have never had any major bad effects of high altitude sickness, but wanted to assure my self the highest level of success with going on some "pre"hikes to some high peaks. I appreciate all that advice, it really gives me a better idea of the focus up there. For whitney, it took some real mental determination to summit, i had come up from the west side, and was really feeling the effects of the elevation, but would not stop until i got to the top. iT SURE WAS WORTH IT!

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:41 pm
by yosemiteforlife67
hey does anyone have more recent pictures of the clear creek route? i am doing that route in just under two weeks. Just curious how much snow is left up there.

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:25 am
by bscott
yosemiteforlife67 wrote:hey does anyone have more recent pictures of the clear creek route? i am doing that route in just under two weeks. Just curious how much snow is left up there.


not much if any. i did the route in early july and we were able to avoid snow the entire way. i did take slight detour on the way down to enjoy a 1,000' glissade, but you will have no problem with snow.

edited to add: we carried but never used crampons and ice ax.

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:03 am
by clmbr
On 20 of September, 2014, Saturday, the weather was gorgeous (perhaps too gorgeous for Konwakiton Glacier). The Clear Creek route was completely dry and several people attempted it in one day. The upper Whitney Glacier was very broken. Have not seen it like that for a quite long time.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:23 am
by mtnlvrgirl
Found this on the internet-cool pictures of the mudslide.
http://mountshastaguide.com/blog/

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:44 pm
by clmbr
Here is how it looked that day. There was a 72 year old gentleman climbing that route solo. Impressive! No excuses! :o :)


Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:09 pm
by clmbr
November 18, 2014 - Good conditions for climbing Clear Creek route, more snow less scree. The creek is still visible in places with running water. Cold Springs are under snow. No snowshoes needed at all. Crampons and ice axe strongly recommended if not a must.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:05 am
by mrchad9
Do you mean Cold Springs or Clear Creek Springs? Cold Springs isn't really close to the Clear Creek Route!

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:04 am
by clmbr
In such case Clear Creek springs. So where are Cold Springs?

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:54 pm
by mrchad9
Cold Springs is where I started for the Wintun Glacier! The springs amost exactly 1 mile to the northeast from the Clear Creek Springs. There are a few springs in the forest and then in a meadow just below treeline as you approach the south of Ash Creek.

And they are extremely cold!!!

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:17 am
by lesper4
Any update on the mountain? I am not planning on going till the peak season (May / April) but love the updates!

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:28 am
by hatchgrey
Just spent night on green butte in the full moon. The snow is excellent till 10k but I'm unsure about going up to redbanks. I'm willing to try it with snow shoes and a snowboard from AV gulch on the next good weather window.

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:22 pm
by artrock23
My apologies in advance if this question has been answered here previously, but...

What are the best guide books for climbing beta on Mt. Shasta?

ETA: I got this guide book below.

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Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:19 pm
by lesper4
Any updates with all these storms?

Re: Beautiful SHASTA Current Conditions

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 pm
by mrchad9
Other than a good topo map, I don't there is a single route on Shasta for which you can't get better route information on SummitPost versus what is contained in any guidebook.

The guidebooks are very general and have minimal actual route information.