The West Face route on Mount Shasta is described as " From the Sierra Club Hut you’ll climb/traverse along the lower ramparts of Casaval Ridge into Hidden Valley/Cascade Gulch. At an elevation of 9,200 feet there are lots of bivy site options. Keep in mind potential rock fall and snow slides when choosing a site. The climb from here is a straight shot up along the shallow West Face gulley. An alternate route ascends to the climber’s right of the West Face gulley following lower angle terrain up to about 11,000 feet through a short gap in the rocks onto the upper West Face gulley. The crux is the top of the West Face but can easily be passed on the climber’s right." by the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center.