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Clear Creek Route Conditions

Climbing Route(s): Clear Creek
Trailhead(s): Clear Creek
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 1:30pm
Position: 
Climbing Ranger

General Conditions

The Clear Creek route is the standard late season route up Mount Shasta. Click here for general route information. There is some lingering snow above 12,000' from precipitation during last weekend, but this should mostly melt in the coming days. There is still older, consolidated snow on the final pitch to the summit, but there is a well-worn boot pack here and the walking is relatively easy. Most people are getting by just fine without ice axes, crampons, or microspikes. Trekking poles are useful. The springs are running. Please stay off of fragile alpine vegetation, especially around the springs. 

Photographs

  • Clear Creek route from approach trail.
  • Clear Creek route.
  • Clear Creek route.
  • Clear Creek route.
  • Clear Creek route.
  • Crossing over from Clear Creek route to the summit pinnacle.