Elevation

14,179 ft / 4,322 m

#8 in California

#56 in United States

Prominence

9,822 ft / 2,994 m

#2 in California

#11 in United States

Summits

127 summits

#9 in California

#144 in United States

Top climbing months

June   38%

July   22%

May   14%

Most climbed route

Avalanche Gulch

11.0 mi • 7,080 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mount Shasta is the 2nd highest peak in the Cascades and can easily be seen from over 100 miles away.
  • Mount Shasta is huge. It is the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascades with an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles.
  • Has 7 named glaciers. The 4 largest (Whitney, Bolam, Hotlum, and Wintun) radiate down from the main summit cone.
  • Consists of 4 overlapping volcanic cones which have built a complex shape, including the main summit and the prominent satellite cone of 12,330-foot Shastina.
  • Many climbers attempt the summit of Mount Shasta. The summer climbing season runs from late April until October, although many attempts are made in the winter.
  • Most popular route is Avalanche Gulch with most people ascending over 2 days with a camp at Helen Lake.
  • Also a popular destination for backcountry skiing.
  • Mount Shasta is the highest point in Siskiyou County.
67 summits • 11.0 mi • 7,080 ft gain • 20 hr 27 min
4 summits • 15.2 mi • 8,322 ft gain • Class 2
1 summit • 5.6 mi • 4,305 ft gain • 10 hr 46 min
1 summit • 6.8 mi • 4,846 ft gain • 10 hr 18 min
1 summit • 9.6 mi • 9,983 ft gain • 18 hr 57 min

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