Mount Shasta Summit Climb via Clear Creek

$1,195.00 per person

*All climbing and camping equipment is included in the cost.

Length of Trip:
3 days

Group Size Limit: 4 guests

Experience Required: No previous mountaineering experience is required. Excellent physical fitness is required, you must physically train for the trip. Please call us for training recommendations.

Trip Overview

For over 15 years, we have been going to the summit of Mount Shasta. With over 50+ summits, your guide Shane knows Shasta! Join us and let Shane show you firsthand the difference a personally guided trip makes!

Over 3 days, we’ll go to the summit of Mount Shasta via the Clear Creek route. The Clear Creek route is on the east side of Mt. Shasta and begins from the remote Clear Creek Trailhead. This route is regarded as one of the less technical routes leading to the summit, but no summit climb of Mt Shasta should be taken lightly.

The Clear Creek route is a beautiful wilderness setting and it’s challenges lie in navigating extended slopes of scree. Ice axe and crampons are still required for several snowfields that are often encountered along the route. This is a good late season route that requires less technical snow climbing than the Avalanche Gulch route.

  • All your mountaineering and overnight gear is included, except mountaineering boots and clothing. This includes sleeping bag, headlamp, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, and more! You can rent mountain boots from the 5th Season gear shop in Mt Shasta City.
  • All group camping equipment is included; such as tents and stoves. 
  • All breakfasts and dinners are included while on the mountain and prepared for you by your guide. 
  • Mt. Shasta Summit Passes and Wilderness Permits are also included. 
  • Human waste pack out bags are also included. They are mandatory to use in the Mt Shasta Wilderness Area.

*You also may be interested in our 3-day Mt Summit Climb via the Avalanche Gulch route which is similar in difficulty to the Clear Creek route. For a step up in difficult, check out our Accelerated Mt Shasta Summit Climb or our intermediate climb on Shasta’s north side via the Hotlum/Bolam Ridge.


We’ll meet at 8am in Mount Shasta City at Shastice Park for a gear check. Then we’ll drive to the Clear Creek trailhead. From the trailhead, we’ll begin our summit hike of Mt Shasta up to 8,600 feet where we’ll setup camp for the next two nights near treeline, next to a natural spring water source.  In the afternoon, we’ll review basic ice axe and crampon skills before your guide prepares dinner. We’ll go to bed early in preparation for out summit attempt on Day 2, the following morning.  

The big day! We’ll wake up early at approximately 2am for an alpine start and make begin our summit hike of Mt Shasta. Our goal is to be at the summit by 11am, but there is some flexibility in our summit turnaround time due to the less objective hazard on the Clear Creek route. Our next goal is to be back at our high camp by 3pm for our final night on the mountain.

We’ll have a relaxed morning at our base camp after our summit hike of Mt Shasta the previous day. Your guide will prepare a hot cooked breakfast with coffee and tea. After breakfast, we’ll breakdown camp and begin our hike out to the trailhead. The goal is to be back at the Clear Creek trailhead by 12pm.

Documents for download: Detailed Trip Itinerary, Gear List

2024 Trip Dates

July 8 – 10 (2 spots remaining)

If you don’t see a trip date that suits you, send us an email at [email protected]

2024 Trip Dates:

July 8 – 10