I climbed with Trevor Simmons, Alex Wann, and Dylan Wann. The climb was wonderful. The moonlit night climb was spectacular, and the final push to the summit was in near zero visibility in the driving snow. After leaving our camp at 1:00am, we finally reached the summit a couple hours before sunrise at 5:00am. Mount Sherman was a most rewarding climb.
I climbed with Wildman21, Alex Wann, and Dylan Wann. We started climbing at 1:00 AM and summitted at 5:00 AM. Shortly after we reached the summit, extremely strong winds and snow made the moonlight trek down miserable. The climb was good, save post-holing and painful scree slogging. The summit ridge was very fun and rewarding, though!
Yet another awesome day! Parked a mile shy of Leavick due to 8" of snow on the road and bad tires. Snowshoes and crampons weren't necessary, but were a plus in spots. Standard ascent up the ridge had significant, avalanche-looking-potential kinda snow on it so, we ascended closer to the summit where there was very little snow and much talus protruding through. Endured a headwind for most of the ascent, but nothing compared to the ridge. The ridge was unfairly windy and a few gusts had me fearing I might literally get blown off. Even with the wind, the day was perfect, cobalt blue skies and beautiful views as always! Oh yeah, and don't forget your gaitors...I did.... :(
From the four wheel drive trailhead this is a relatively easy fourteener with only one short narrow section that was a little sketchy due to high winds. Great views of Elbert and Massive to the west.
An exceedinly windy and cold day. It was very clear, however. The summit ridge was a little icy in parts, but nothing major.
Started from the Fourmile Creek 4WD and ascended the road past the mining ruins. Climbed up to the ridge and then to the large summit. A nice 4.5 hours day.
My second time climbing this one from Four Mile was very quick - three hours. We were going to also climb Gemini Peak, but clouds moved in, although the weather started out very nice. Most of the folks on the summit were from out of state.
Started from the gate - reached the summit after about 1hr 20min. Traversed over to Gemini then back down. The weather was pretty rough - extremely windy and cold with about 100 yard visibility, but by around 11:00 on my way down the clouds suddenly cleared and there was blue sky everywhere!
My 5th fourteener; awesome day! Got kind of mixed up with the fresh snow on the ground and all the intertwining dirt roads, but made it to the ridgeline and summit without problem. A calm day with fog hanging in the distant valleys. Beautiful!
Great hike with my 9 year old son. Paul
My second fourteener and my first in 2 years. Nice easy hike had a lot of energy when we got to the top so we went and did a couple of the nearby 13ers. (White Ridge maybe?)
One of Aaron's and I first 14-ers, so at the time it was nice. It's overshadowed, now, by others. I agree with Aaron--west route is better.
My son Troy, his wife Heather, Kolton & Kassidy, my grandkids, myself, Troy's friend Tom and his son Duston climbed today. It was first 14er for everyone but Tom, Troy & me. The day was cloudy and Sherman had a dusting of snow but the weather held pretty well. When we came down the ridge it got pretty cold with the wind and snow. The snow & cold only lasted about 10 minutes though. All in all, it was a good climb.
A fairly easy hike with the exception of the numerous roads and trails around the mines in the basin. This one was my first solo although there were quite a few people on the mountain.
The hike started out fine, until I reached the Sherman-Sheridan saddle, where it became cloudy and very windy. The wind seemed to die down at the summit, where the views are very nice. Pretty easy despite the wind. Then from there, I hiked on over to the Gemini peaks.
Neat route. I'm getting more comfortable with the more obscure routes now that I know the mountains and understand topos better. Saw a lot of neat flora and fauna and no people til the summit. That was pretty neat. Bryan hit some quicksand like stuff on the way down that I thought was kind of funny...he didn't seem to share in the amusement!
This route is not traveled very often, but is a nice way up Sherman. Bush whacked for about .25 miles and then found the gulley to start heading up. Gained the ridge and could see Gemini and what we thought was Sherman. Headed towards Sherman and realized that we were headed towards a false summit. Traversed to the west and then headed to the summit. Nice day, lots of people on top, and then headed toward Gemini.
Short climb to a flat summit. According to notes made by my father on that trip, one couple up there had a 6-week old baby with them! Not wise.
Short hike but really brutal winds once on the ridge.
Sherman may be regarded as easy but it's still 14000ft and still needs a lot of respect.
Started the hike from the Leadville side (Iowa Gulch). Plenty of easy parking. The trail up to the col between Sheridan and Sherman was windy and was fairly uninteresting. Coming up to the col from the other side i.e. the traditional, slightly longer route past the deserted mines, would have been more sheltered and more interesting.
Winds were gale force on the ridge but it was possible, with a couple of wind-blasted exceptions, to stay sheltered on the leeward side of the ridge. The first summit is false (but its hard to tell that). A short 5 minute flat stretch puts you on the real summit with the summit register. We saw one couple go down after reaching the false summit. Some snow and hail on the top so even in July it can be rough up there!
First fourteener for me in a few years. After sitting in front of the computer all winter and a good portion of spring, gaining an inordinate amount of weight, this "easiest fourteener" wore me out! After reading about the flat, expansive summit, I found the relatively narrow south ridge from the Sherman/Sheridan saddle to be surprisingly interesting and lots of fun.