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Climbing Route Conditions: 

This trailhead is CLOSED. Approximately 4.1 miles of snow covered roads exist to the trailhead. The trailhead will open as snow melts and access is gained, likely later than normal this year. Tough to say when exactly. You may still access the Mt Shasta Wilderness, however your summit pass and wilderness permit must be obtained from either the Mt Shasta or McCloud Ranger station. Travel on roads at your own risk. 

The route is is good shape and snow covered. Now is the time to climb this route as it rarely holds a thick snowpack. Due to wind scouring, the Clear Creek route melts out quickly. Further, dirt from Mud Creek Canyon often blows up onto the snow, exacerbating snowmelt. The crux of climbing this route in good conditions is the approach. When conditions are best, a snowmobile ride is nice to avoid miles and miles of snow covered roads. Low angle terrain comprises most of this route. Still, ice axe, crampons, a helmet, and a beacon, shovel and probe are strongly advised. Check the weather and avalanche advisory, know the route, be prepared.

 

Current Photos: 
Photo from 7.21.16.
Photo from 7.21.16.
Clear Creek August 11, 2016
Clear Creek August 11, 2016
Headwall Section of Clear Creek 8/11/16
Headwall Section of Clear Creek 8/11/16
Gully to avoid snow 8/25/16
Gully to avoid snow 8/25/16
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Climbing Ranger