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Ascent of Shasta Bally on 2002-09-19

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, September 19, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Shasta Bally
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6160 ft / 1877 m

Ascent Trip Report

Shasta Bally doesn't rate high in prominence, but it is an irresistible, highly visible peak rising to the west of Redding. From the Visitor Center at Whiskeytown Lake drive 3.2 miles, then turn left and go 2.6 miles to Sheep Camp and the start of the 5.6-mile Shasta Bally Rd. This is a steep, 4WD road, not especially difficult but requiring caution. The road tops off just above the communications facility. I couldn't locate a precise HP as I walked 1/2 mile or so through mixed sand patches and thick,low growing manzanita that cover the nearly flat area. No evidence of a register or benchmark. The view does not disappoint---a very prominent Bully Choop Mountain, the Trinity Alps, and the Central Valley.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Good, some valley haze
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
Descent Statistics



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