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DigglerRoute Climbed: South Ridge from Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

Diggler

The summit attempt with homeboy Uy ended in failure- parking shortly before the mine, we just walked up to, then past it. Going rather mindlessly (we hadn't an inkling of where the trail was), we encountered a headwall (the W-face- the steepest part of the mountain), and decided to retreat. Fortunately, this prompted me to buy Dawson's Guide (back then there was only one) at a bookstore in Leadville- great book! Returned a week or 2 later with a photo actually showing the location of the trail (still hard to find, esp. the trailhead- wouldn't have found it if it weren't for the book w/ photo), and cruised right up. Nice day & weather, I seem to remember.

Posted Mar 18, 2003 11:35 am

big_gRoute Climbed: Fourmile Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

big_g

Surprisingly enjoyable ridge to the top.
Posted Mar 3, 2003 4:07 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: From the Leavick parking lot - easy route Date Climbed: June 16 2001  Sucess!

Grant

In many books Mount Sherman it rated the easiest fourteener in Colorado to hike, and I agree. I had only bagged one fourteener this year, but this time I felt like I have been doing this all year long. I started at the ghost town of Leavick a large well-preserved building is all that’s left of the town. Hiking up the road I passed a couple of modern houses all of which are on private property. After about one mile the road ends at the Dauntless Mine (12,230) an abandoned mine. A passenger car could actually get to this point. The trail steadily goes up to another abandoned mine named Hilltop Mine (12,840). After this point is where the climb starts and on the normal route there was a large snowfield with a cornice to traverse. The people in front of me were dodging the snowfield and going strait up the mountain. So I decided to follow. This accent was approximately 800 vertical feet in about a ¼ mile so it was steep and slow. Technically not challenging just steep. All in all this entire peak is for anyone. The scenery on the way up and the scenery at the summit were awesome. I felt that I was making progress in my conditioning with only couple of people passing me on the way up. I was ready to tackle a harder one next week.

Posted Jan 16, 2003 1:08 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Summer 1995?  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

On the way to the trailhead, we saw two moose, a cow and bull. What a wonderful surprise as I didn't know moose were in that area. The climb was short, fun, a very nice day. We were back to the car before noon and had the rest of the day to do whatever. It wasn't too crowded although there were plenty of people along the way.
Posted Dec 27, 2002 8:47 am

rob_runkleRoute Climbed: Leavick Site Trailhead Date Climbed: August 18, 2002  Sucess!

rob_runkle

This was really neat if you like the old mining stuff. It was chilly this morning, and I didn't see more than 12 others up and back down. I left at around 6:30am and was first to Summit. I hit Sheridan also, but that was pretty much a boring hill climb.
Posted Nov 2, 2002 8:33 am

Ed FRoute Climbed: Leavick Site Trailhead Date Climbed: October 28, 2002  Sucess!

Ed F

My first winter climb. The snow was quite deep in places, especially on the summit ridge. The winds on the summit ridge were unbelievable! It was still a relatively easy climb - without snow it would have been a piece of cake.



Posted Oct 29, 2002 7:43 pm

climberkjpRoute Climbed: Southwest "Ridge" Date Climbed: July 1, 2000  Sucess!

climberkjp

A nice afternoon jaunt; took a friend on his second 14er (his first, ironically, was North Maroon)
Posted Oct 22, 2002 11:10 am

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: July 30 2001  Sucess!

rmjwinters

Nice to get this one done and move onto Quandary later today.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 2:09 pm

kcragRoute Climbed: Iowa Gultch then over to Dyer Date Climbed: Mid August 2002  Sucess!

kcrag

Nice hike. My first 14er!
Posted Sep 19, 2002 9:28 pm

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: Four Mile Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: June 6, 2001  Sucess!

wayneaflick

My son Patrick and I climbed Sherman by going to the saddle between Sheridan and Sherman and continuing along the ridge to the summit. Found the summit register this time. Patrick descended the ascent route of my first climb while I went on to the saddle and glissaded down while he took my picture. This is as easy as any of the 14'ers I've climbed, but it still demands respect since the weather in the Mosquito's is very volatile.
Posted Jul 7, 2002 1:35 pm

wayneaflickRoute Climbed: South Ridge from Four Mile Creek Date Climbed: June 25, 1995  Sucess!

wayneaflick

I climbed directly to the base of the final pitch to the summit. It was much shorter than climbing to the low point of the saddle between Sheridan and Sherman, but is a lot steeper. Did my first glissade on the way down. Couldn't find the summit register. It probably was buried in the snow.
Posted Jul 7, 2002 1:26 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 18, 1999  Sucess!
My first solo Colorodo 14er - piece of cake!
Posted Jun 4, 2002 9:09 am

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: Aug 10 2000  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

A quick climb.
Posted May 19, 2002 3:40 pm

ZekeRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

Zeke

Summited in each season.
Posted Jan 16, 2002 7:38 am

odysseusRoute Climbed: 4 Mile Creek TH Date Climbed: 8/14/2001  Sucess!

odysseus

This was the 2nd of 5 fouteeners that my partner and I hiked over 5 days. It is possible to drive further up the road in a passenger car than the Leavick townsite, as is stated in the Roach book 'Colorado's Fourteeners'. This cuts a couple of miles off the hike. The weather was borderline bad this day, we had visibility of about 100 feet on the summit, with 40-50 mph winds. this made for lots of frost on the clothes, and ice in the mustache. Very few others on the mountain that day! This is a great climb - lots of interesting mining ruins along the way.
Posted Aug 23, 2001 6:19 pm

ColonelpyatRoute Climbed: From Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: 08-13-2001  Sucess!

Colonelpyat

Nice and easy route. Still, that did not keep me from breaking my ankle on the way down. Ouch!
Posted Aug 16, 2001 12:45 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 8/15/96  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Excellent for a first 14er...pretty nice place.
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:42 am

TessRoute Climbed: Out of fairplay Date Climbed: 8/13/01  Sucess!
This was my first 14'er and I may be hooked !

I actually climbed Sherman on my 5 month smoke-free

anniversary and it felt great ! On to Quandary ! WOOHOO !
Posted Aug 14, 2001 8:12 pm

miztflipRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 13, 2000  Sucess!

miztflip

I summited with my 50 year old dad who has never climbed making it one of the most memorable days of my life.
Posted Aug 8, 2001 3:02 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 5/25/98  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Ski descent with full alpine gear resulting in the largest blisters I've ever had or want to have...thank God for AT gear! Really fun skiing through the old mine ruins at the bottom.
Posted Jul 24, 2001 8:54 pm

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