|North Side of Mt Shasta. Never even saw the mountain|
With the danger of more snow fall over the next several days, it seemed likely that the cars might be trapped at the trailhead. So we headed to town, ate a bunch of food, checkout the local gear shop, and camped out. The next day we woke up to decent weather, met the group and did some glacier rescue training on some snow banks. Not ideal, but at least we did something. In the afternoon, it started blizzarding again, basically ending any chances of climbing the mountain. So back to Fresno.
On Monday, as a consolation prize we headed out sport climbing in Shuteye ridge.
|Driving into Shuteye.|
|Troy K. arriving at the anchor on the amphitheater|
|Me leading out on a steep step on the amphitheater. Photo credit: Tory K.|
|Troy K pulls the ropes. Michael P. hangs out|
We went to a formation called the Talon. A short, steep jug-fest with a bunch of roofs. Not my favourite style of climbing, but a nice change from the usual slab, face and crack climbs. This is where Michael excels. He nailed out a bunch of 5.10 sport climbs on the steep stuff, which Troy and I flailed on! Humble pie
|Michael shows us how its done|
|How do I climb this? Where is the crack? The slab? Photo credit: Troy K.|
A super fun day all together. I like climbing with these guys, good attitudes, and complementary strengths and weaknesses, make for a good team.
|Maybe climb this next time? Shuteye really is a cool place.|