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Casaval Ridge/S/SW Side Conditions

Climbing Route(s): Avalanche Gulch, Casaval Ridge, West Face
Trailhead(s): Bunny Flat
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:30pm
Position: 
Forecaster

General Conditions

Firm snow in the morning and on any aspect not receiving direct sunlight. Lots of texture, sastrugi, boot and ski tracks - it kinda resembles a frozen ocean out there! Ski crampons are mandatory. Smooth snow is hard to find. The mountaineering is probably better than the skiing at this point. The pictures tell the story.

Photographs

  • Upper Giddy Giddy.
  • Looking down Giddy Giddy.
  • Looking up Casaval Ridge and upper Avalanche Gulch.
  • West Face, Casaval, Avalanche Gulch.
  • Shastina and West Face.
  • Shastina.
  • Some smooth and soft skiing.
  • More smooth and soft skiing.
  • Casaval Ridge.
  • Avalanche Gulch.
  • Looking down Avalanche Gulch.
  • Looking down Avalanche Gulch.