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View of South Side

Climbing Route(s): Avalanche Gulch
Mt. Shasta
Date/Time of Observation: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 (All day)

General Conditions

Picture from Helen's lake as of Friday afternoon. Three climbing groups (~6ish people) were on the mountain aiming to summit over the weekend. Snow cover on the route is extremely sparse, and I personally, would rule out the South side going forward (have yet to see if Friday / Saturday storm brought new snow).  Rockfall is always a crapshoot, but with such limited snow you are more likely to encounter. 

If you are hellbent on Avy Gulch your climbing window is closing very, very quickly.  As I was digging through pictures from last year's season, I compared today's conditions against an early July climb.  Last July the lower mountain had less snow than current, but the upper mountain was in much better conditon.