Mount Shasta – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

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Mount Shasta

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Mount Shasta photo

Mount Shasta

Photo credit: en:Shasta Pix

  • Elevation: 4317 m
  • Difficulty: Basic Snow and Ice Climb
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
  • Convenient center: Mt. Shasta, California

Mount Shasta Climbing Notes

Michael Samra from UNITED STATES writes:

Going left of the heart and red banks via Avalanche Gulch is a more direct route and puts you at the base of Misery Hill. It is steeper but my 22yr old daughter with no previous climbing experience did it with no problem.


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