Novice

Majestic and solitary, Mount Shasta is the undisputed monarch of northern California.

Its magnificent cone soars more than 5,000 feet above its tallest neighbor and more than 10,000 feet above its base elevation. Cloaked in glaciers and boasting epic displays of lenticular cloud formations, this stratovolcano is one of the American West's grandest summits.

At 14,179 feet, Mt. Shasta is the second highest volcanic peak in the Cascade Range. Physically challenging with stunning scenery along the way, Shasta is a great endeavor for the novice and experienced climbers alike. Our South Face route is a classic steep snow climb, with much to offer the beginning mountaineer.