Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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April 11, 2021 @ 6:00 am

The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center has closed its doors for the 2020-2021 winter season. We will resume issuing daily avalanche advisories in the fall of 2021.

The climbing rangers will be updating the 'overall climbing conditions' and 'climbing route' webpages throughout the 2021 climbing season. For an overview of the most common springtime avalanche concerns, please read the full spring avalanche statement below.

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No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

No current avalanche forecast is available

April 16, 2021

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The spring climbing season is here and not looking great. Currently, we have 50-60 inches of snow on the ground at the treeline, which isn't too bad, but much less above treeline on Mt. Shasta. We've had dry winter. Precipitation is 47% of normal. High wind events have left the upper mountain scoured and rocky. All climbing routes are already narrow and trending towards melted out. Climbers have been attempting the mountain with some success and also a couple near miss rockfall incidents. This season, a climb of Mt. Shasta will have more risk due to rockfall and high consequence slips and falls. If you plan to climb Mount Shasta, now is the time...or next year.

Bunny Flat is the only open trailhead at the moment, and access to the Mount Shasta trailheads on the north and east side is still a long way out. Check recent trailhead status here from April 15th. 

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