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vertxRoute Climbed: Unknown Date Climbed: Summer 1976  Sucess!


This was the first 14'er I ever climbed. I was 8 years old a the time. This is the mountain that started me on the path that has now become an obsession. This page brings back a lot of memories. Thanks.
Posted Sep 28, 2003 9:27 pm

eurobeerRoute Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: September 1, 2003  Sucess!
This was a very fun hike. The old mining buildings make this a great hike.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 9:38 am

dpRoute Climbed: 4 Mile Creek trailhead Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!


My only 14'er of the summer this year- not a good season for me- much too busy at work! Easy but fun, especially climbing with a group of friends (1st 14'er for several of them). #4 for Spencer the Mountain Dog.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 12:13 am

DaFreshmanRoute Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: Aug. 9, 2003  Sucess!
MOOOOOOOOOO. I have never felt more like a cow in a cattle drive than on this peak. Literally HUNDREDS of other climbers out that day, and no that's not an exaggeration. Overcrowding was the only down-side, though. Other than that, this peak gets a bad rap, in my book. I counted at least 12 14ers that were visible from the summit, and the narrow summit ridge was suprising and fun (albeit not really designed for the interstate traffic it was seeing.) I say do this one EARLY in the morning to enjoy it before the crowds get there.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 7:50 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


Where are the hardest best climbs? Are they in CO or CA? Ask any local and you'll get the locals biased opinion. My wife and I had finished all (-Starlight) the 14ers in California, and were visiting friends in Colorado. I decided to take my wife Synne up the easiest 14er I hadn't climbed to confirm her suspicions that California's 14ers are tougher/better Climbing Sherman certainly did the trick. Especially since one can see Elbert and Massive across the valley. My 13th and easiest Colorado 14er. What a nice hike though.
Posted Aug 1, 2003 3:16 pm

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: July 27,2003  Sucess!


Pretty easy climb. This was my 6th 14er in as many days so I had planned for an "easy climb." Weather cooperated and this was indeed an easy walk up. Interesting mines along the way and a short glissade on the return route. It was about time to give my bod a break.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 8:18 pm

bernardhohmanRoute Climbed: Sheridan Saddle from the East Date Climbed: August 8, 2002  Sucess!


Another way too early day. At the summit very near sunrise and was all alone. Nice and peaceful, but way too early to get up and drive.
Posted Jul 29, 2003 1:04 am

shannarae2kRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!


This was my second 14er. My first being Mt. Harvard, Sherman was a great boost to my ego. We reached the summit by 10:00, and hit 2 great glascades and were back to our cars early. It was a great climb.
Posted Jul 7, 2003 6:36 am

cruzitRoute Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: June 18, 2003  Sucess!


Beautiful summit ridge and a wonderful climb with my favorite people.
Posted Jun 20, 2003 8:04 pm

Alan EllisRoute Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: June 18, 2003  Sucess!

Alan Ellis

The views from this peak were fantastic. Great climb on a perfect day.
Posted Jun 19, 2003 4:45 pm

skibum7732Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: May 14, 03  Sucess!
Climbed with Jennifer. Started out about 1 1/2 miles below Leavick townsite. Used snowshoes over 1/2 of the trip. We descended a gully between White Ridge and the 4wd road and regained the road below the Dauntless Mine. We were the only people on the mountain that day.
Posted Jun 7, 2003 3:42 pm

granddeityRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 06/03/2003  Sucess!
We started below the usual spot so we could gain 3000 ft. Lots of snow on the usual route with a big cornice guarding the ridge so we went up a much steeper and longer path north of the standard route. The wind was extremely strong on the top of the ridge. The view was spectacular. We stayed on the summit for 2 minutes and left. The old mines on this route are very interesting to look at.
Posted Jun 7, 2003 1:25 am

KaneRoute Climbed: north ridge via Gemini's east ridge route Date Climbed: 2001  Sucess!


Started at the Little Sacramento Th and ascended Gemini's huge, broad, grassy east ridge to the summit of Gemini. Descended and hiked .7 miles over Sherman's huge grassy north ridge to the summit. Descended and hiked .5 mile on talus to Mt. Sheridan. On the way back skirted Gemini's summit to the west and hiked Dyer Peak(another centennial 13er). Watch out for the power lines! Descended straight down into Sacramento Creek Drainage and back to the car. A long day. Only people I saw were hiking Sherman, otherwise I think I went 9 hours with meeting another soal. Those grassy broad ridges are really cool places to visit.
Posted Jun 4, 2003 7:38 pm

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


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


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!


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!


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!


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!


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

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