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Rock Climbing in Mount Shasta, Redding, California USA

Technical Challenges:
Minimum to most routes
Mount Shasta is located in northern California, east of Interstate 5 along SR89, between Mount Shasta city and McCloud city, California, USA.

Mount Shasta is inside Shasta – Trinity National Forest and the second highest volcano in the Cascade Range. Rock climbing in Mount Shasta area is a mental, physical and technical challenge. If you are motivated for the specific event, in a good physical condition and well trained for climbing, you are in the right place.

Choose an appropriate climb for your skills and go for it. Technical challenges are minimal on most routes. North side routes include Whitney Glacier, the longest glacier in California, West Bolam Glacier, the easiest glacier, East Bolam Glacier and Bollam gully, a difficult route.

East Side routes include Hotlum – Wintum Ridge, the most scenic climb on Mt Shasta, Ash Creek – Wintum Glacier, a difficult route and Clear Creek, an easy climb. Southwest side routes include Konwakiton Glacier from East, one of the most difficult routes in Mount Shasta, Konwakiton Glacier from South, Sargents Ridge, Green Butte Ridge, West Face Gully, not commonly used and Cascade Gulch to Shastina.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Redding, California
69.8 mi / 112.3 km, 1 hr 15 mins
Head south on Market St. to Shasta St. Turn left to CA-44 E/Tehama St. Take exit 2B and enter I-5N Weed/Portland. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Medford, Oregon
99.6 mi / 160.3 km, 1 hr 47 mins
Follow OR-99S. Turn left on Garfield St. Turn right to enter I-5S (enter California). Get on CA-89S. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento, California
228 mi / 367 km, 3 hrs 31 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco, California
283 mi / 455.5 km, 4 hrs 22 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Chico, California
139 mi / 223.7 km, 2 hrs 26 mins
Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY CAR FROM Eureka, California
218 mi / 350.8 km, 4 hrs 10 mins
Follow CA-299E/CA-3 s/Main St. Turn right on Market St. Turn lefto to CA-44 E /Tehama St. Take the exit 2B to enter I-5N. Follow I-5N. Take the exit 736 to enter CA-89S to McCloud. Turn left on Ski Park Hwy and then turn left to Ski Park Hwy. Take the first left turn on Ski Park Hwy and you will find the resort on your right.
BY AIR
Sacramento International Airport,
220 mi / 354 km
BY TRAIN

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