Ascent to Mount Shasta-13,229 on 2011-09-05
|Others in Party:||Will Cox-Summit|
|Date:||Monday, September 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
|Point Reached:||Mount Shasta - 13,229|
| Elevation:||14162 ft / 4316 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSunday-started at Clear Creek Trailhead (6480ft) to set up Basecamp at 8663ft.Took short hikes to springs and up to the top of first ridge.
Monday-started up trail solo at 0545hrs made very quick time, felt really good. Stopped for short break to put on crampons and drink at snowfield at 10,459 ft and again to remove them at 11,078ft. Move to Grey band of talus to stay off trail of scree field. Had tough time finding a route up Misery Hill cliffs and made it to 13,229 ft before turning back due to hypoxia (dizziness). Although the summit was not obtained, I deemed this trip a monumental success. The only two others I saw on the mountain the whole day were the two others in my party that came up an hour or so after I did.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||7682 ft / 2341 m|
| Route:||Clear Creek Route|
| Trailhead:||Clear Creek Trailhead 6480 ft / 1975 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
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