Climb Mt. Shasta

Climbs

Ready to Climb Mt Shasta? Shasta Mountain Guides™ is the original guide service on Mt. Shasta and leads the highest quality trips and expeditions on the mountain. Avalanche Gulch, the West Face, Casaval Ridge, and North side glacier climbs and seminars, we do it all. This climb is suitable for new and experienced mountaineers and with the proper training and preparation the summit is a very attainable goal. Be ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Current Mt. Shasta conditions

Update Fall 2017 The 2017 climbing season on Mt. Shasta is over. We have updated our calendar and we are taking reservations for 2018. We will start to fill the popular dates so plan now and be in touch with any questions.

Shasta Summit Climb – Expedition style (3 days) via Avalanche Gulch

 

Basecamp Mt. Shasta

Basecamp Mt. Shasta

The three day ascent of Mt. Shasta is the recommended climb for summit success. There is ample time for snow school and skills instruction and an acclimation schedule that will benefit most climbers. We select a route and base camp with optimal conditions and ideal climbing on this classic summit expedition.

Dates 2018  [click to book]

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 26-28

June 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-July 1

July 6-8

Fee: $795 per person

 

Mt. Shasta Glacier Seminar I :

Introduction to Mountaineering (4 days)

 

Hotlum-Bolam sunrise

Hotlum-Bolam sunrise

This is a north side summit climb with an extra day for skills training, glacier school, and acclimation. The 4 day course and summit climb is for the aspiring mountaineer who wants to build a solid foundation of mountain skills with the opportunity to climb a spectacular glacier route on the north side of Mt. Shasta. We’ll thoroughly cover self and team arrest, rope travel, snow anchors, glacier travel and more.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

June 28-July 1

July 12-15, 26-29

August 9-12, 23-26

September 6-9

Fee: $895 per person

 

Mt. Shasta Summit Climb – Alpine Style (2 days) via Avalanche Gulch

 

Mt. Shasta Summit!

Mt. Shasta Summit!

The 2 day climb schedule is an aggressive and challenging itinerary and should be considered if you are in very good physical condition. The first day’s hike to basecamp (approx. 9,500′) will prepare us for a very early alpine start on summit day. Midnight wake up, summit climb, and return to the trailhead make for a big challenge. Proper conditioning and preparation are crucial to summit success.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

May 12-13, 26-27

June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-July 1

Fee: $695 per person

 

Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta Summit Climb (3 days)

 

Climb Casaval Ridge

Climb Casaval Ridge

This is the classic alpine ridge climb on Mt. Shasta for winter and spring ascents. Dramatic rock spires and steep, exposed climbing make for an airy and technical ascent. Perfect for those who want a more challenging route to the summit. Prior climbing experience and strong physical ability required.

Dates 2018  [click to book]

April 27-29

May 11-13

Fee: $895 per person

 

West Face Mt. Shasta Summit Climb (3 days)

 

Pat Bush leads his team on the West Face

Pat Bush leads his team on the West Face

This route is an excellent climb for mountaineers looking for a moderate, less visited climb to Shasta’s summit. Our base camp in Hidden Valley (9,200′) is spectacular and well positioned for the summit push. A beautiful, more remote climb for those seeking a true Wilderness experience. Comparable technical challenge to Avalanche Gulch and ideal for new and experienced climbers.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

May 26-28

June 8-10, 22-24

July 13-15

Fee: $795 per person

Mt. Shasta Slow and Steady Summit Climb (4 days)

 

Happy climbers on Mt. Shasta

Happy climbers on Mt. Shasta

This 4 day climb schedule is best suited to those who want a moderate approach to the sport of mountaineering. The adventure focuses on proper acclimation and skill development while enjoying the stunning scenery of Mt. Shasta. This best maximizes the opportunity to reach the summit and allows more moderate climb days, training, recovery and yes — fun.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

June 15-18

July 6-9

Fee: $895 per person

North Side Mt. Shasta Glacier Summit Climb (3 days)

 

Descending the north side of Mt. Shasta

Descending the north side of Mt. Shasta

Climb Mt. Shasta with SMG on what Outside Magazine calls a “Life Changing Adventure Trip”. Shasta’s northeast side is a vast and scenic glaciated wilderness. The climbing routes follow long, steep snow pitches between the Hotlum, Bolam, and Wintun glaciers. Basecamp is pitched by snow melt springs at 9,500’ on large glacial moraines. A great route for returning climbers and those looking for an introductory glacier climb.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

June 29-July 1

July 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

August 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

September 1-3, 7-9

Fee: $795 per person

 

Clear Creek Mt. Shasta Summit Climb

 

Clear Creek Mt. Shasta

Clear Creek Mt. Shasta

Clear Creek is the broad open slopes on Mt. Shasta’s east side. Considered one of the least technical routes to the summit, it’s challenge lies in overcoming long sections of loose rock and scree. There are snow fields encountered and will require ice axe and crampons for a portion of the climb. This is a good choice late in the season or dry years for a strenuous yet non technical summit ascent.

Dates 2018 [click to book]

by custom arrangement

Fee: $795 per person