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Mount Shasta has become a popular mountaineering destination, though it's hardly the only choice to be found in Siskiyou County. And while climbing the second highest volcano in the United States requires ice axe, crampons and some technical climbing skills, several guides services offer mountaineering/safety/avalanche training as well as guided trips up multiple routes.

(Register and obtain Wilderness Permits and maps at the Mt. Shasta District Ranger Station.)

Should Mount Shasta not be your cup of tea, Siskiyou County offers a variety of other less-challenging climbing opportunities, including bouldering and climbing opportunties at Castle Crags State Park, hiking climbs up Mt. Eddy, and other locations. For more information, contact the Mount Shasta Ranger District.

Climbing Resources

The Shasta Trinity National Forest is a good source of information about the Mt. Shasta Wilderness.

Information, including the guide So You Want To Climb Mount Shasta can be found on the Publications Section of the Shasta Trinity National Forest web site.

Climbers can get lots of information and regularly update route conditions from the rangers at their climbing advisory website.

Wilderness permits (required) and human waste packout bags, as well as expert informaion, are available at the Mount Shasta Ranger Station, 204 West Alma, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. 530-926-4511.

The Mount Shasta Trail Association website offers many trail descriptions as well as conservation and volunteer opportunities.

Find more information at the Mt. Shasta Climber's Guide - from Climbing Mt. Shasta author Steve Lewis.

Read some of the History of Climbing on Mount Shasta at the College of the Siskiyous Mount Shasta Project pages.

Alpine Skills International

11400 Donner Pass Rd. Ste. 200

Shasta Mountain Guides

Mt. Shasta

SWS Mountain Guides

210 E. Lake Street
Mt. Shasta