Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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June 28, 2022

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Climbing season on Mount Shasta is happening, though we are fast approaching July 4th weekend, always signaling the beginning of the end for many south side routes. Please read all of the information below to learn about current conditions, how to climb Mount Shasta, wilderness and climbing regulations, and mountain safety tips. Climbers should understand rescue is neither automatic nor instant. Even rescues that seem straightforward involve planning, effort and risk.

If traveling above 10,000' you need to purchase a summit pass. These are available at Bunny Flat trailhead and the Mt. Shasta or McCloud ranger stations. Annual summit passes are available to purchase at The Fifth Season gear shop in Mt Shasta City during business hours.

Climber safety and mountain sanitation are two of our top management priorities. Please do your part to keep the mountain clean and pack out all waste. It is REQUIRED to pack out your human waste on Mt. Shasta.  Yep, if rangers catch you pooping without a wag bag, a citation can be issued. FREE wag bags are available at all open trailheads. Please help keep Bunny Flat clean. It is one of the busiest places on the Forest. Camping is allowed in the parking lot or just below in the dispersed camping area. It is primitive camping, no water/other services available, except bathrooms. Pack out your trash.

The gate past Bunny Flat is still closed. The gate will open June 30th, tentatively. All wilderness trailheads accessing Mount Shasta, except for Old Ski Bowl, are OPEN. Check all our recent observations for photos and read the full report for current mountain conditions....

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