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Ascent to Mount Shasta-Mushroom Rock on 2016-08-11

Climber: Gretchen Nelson

Date:Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Shasta - Mushroom Rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13000 ft / 3962 m
    Remaining Elevation:1162 ft / 354 m (16% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Guided trip through SWS MountainGuided Services
www.swsmtns.com
Three friends attempted Clear Creek. Climbed 6,300 ft., but we had to turn back from Mushroom Rock. We felt that we gave it our best & fortunately, had great weather for our adventure. Extremely hard climb with lots of scree & talus.. Footing was unstable a lot of the time.
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Clear Creek TH when we are eager & fresh, ready to go (2016-08-10). Photo by Gretchen Nelson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6300 ft / 1920 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6300 ft / 1920 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6300 ft / 1920 m
    Start Trailhead:6700 ft / 2042 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6300 ft / 1920 m
    End Trailhead:Clear Creek Trailhead  6700 ft / 2042 m



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