Mount Sherman Climber's Log

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charles97 - Sep 16, 2005 7:56 pm

Route Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: Sept. 7, 2005  Sucess!

Easy by 14er standards, though there was quite a bit of scree and loose rock. No one else was coming from the Leadville side today, so I was surprised to find myself alone at the trailhead.

If you park at the road closure sign, make sure you walk up the road for 3/4 mile before diving into the basin at a cairned turnoff. I bushwhacked quite a bit before finding the trail. After that it was a slog up rocky slopes all the way to the summit.

A few false peaks, and a long ridge on top.

shivelymike - Sep 6, 2005 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: August 22, 2005  Sucess!

My first 14er, hope it's not my last. Think I did pretty well for an overweight and old flatlander from Indiana. Thanks to my new son-in-law, DJ, for showing me the way. I love you son.


PapaBanucci - Sep 3, 2005 7:39 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my ten year old son. His first fourteener. There were probably 100 people on the mountain this Saturday of Labor Day weekend. I was surprised at how late many of them were starting given the clouds forming.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2004

Route Climbed: 4 mile Creek Date Climbed: 10/31/04  Sucess!

Very windy, had it all to myself. Also climbed it 11/11/07 from Iowa Gulch en route to Gemini and Dyer- still windy. Climbed again from Iowa gulch with the whole family (Lauren's first 14er)- still windy!


Helga - Aug 22, 2005 10:19 pm

Route Climbed: Iowa Gulch Date Climbed: 8.21.05  Sucess!

Easy climbing, pretty rocks.....thunder, lightning rock my socks

snow on summit , rain below....means the mountain loves me so.......:-)


sbkelley - Aug 10, 2005 4:30 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Not exactly a wild mountain by any stretch, but enjoyable none-the-less. Never has a 90 Schilling tasted so good than at the summit :)


HeatherF - Aug 4, 2005 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: Leavick Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Holy crowds!


Cortez - Aug 2, 2005 11:59 am

Route Climbed: 4 mile Creek Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!

We had perhaps our most bizarre 14er experience ever on Sherman. As we were descending Sherman on our way to Gemeni, my wife & I approached a couple of people that were fixated on a large furry object on the ground. Hush my mouth & kiss my grits! it was a beaver about 20 of 30 feet from the summit of Sherman. This was extremely bizarre. At the end of the day we concluded that the rodent was carried up the mountain by a raptor of some description. It appeared injured/dazed.

This is one of Colorado's easiest 14ers.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:09 pm

Route Climbed: Four mile Date Climbed: Feb 14th 2003  Sucess!

Great climb in the winter. It was a blizzard the entire time. High winds and dumping snow.

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 24, 2005 3:27 pm

Route Climbed: FourMile Creek Date Climbed: July 12th, 2005  Sucess!

I really like this mountain...I''m not sure why. I think Sherman is kind of underrated. 5th CO 14er.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: July 18, 2003  Sucess!

My 1st 14er! I was foolish enough to make an easy fourteener moderate by climbing straight up a scree slope instead of taking the trail. Being from the east, I was out of breath on moderately steep scree with no place to rest! I was very happy once I got to the easier terrain of the summit ridge.


pjenson05 - Jul 19, 2005 11:32 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge from Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Easy but rocky trail. There are multiple ways to hike up this mountain.


jnoffsinger - Jul 18, 2005 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: May 29, 2003  Sucess!

Piece of cake for number 8. Up and down in shade over 2 hours with Shane and Peter. Old coal mines added a little flavor to this enjoyable hike. Great view of Democrat and and classic cirque. Everybody should do Sherman!


chef007 - Jul 17, 2005 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 16 2005  Sucess!

Up and down in 2 hr, not by choice though I had to get back to Denver and pick up my wife from work.


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Date Climbed: May 21, 2004  Sucess!

7th 14er!


challengehikes - Jul 8, 2005 8:02 am

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: June 2, 2005  Sucess!

Started from the mine at the very bottom to make sure I did 3,000, decided that's my standard.

djilk - Jul 5, 2005 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek via scree slope Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Started at 7am, made the mistake of groggily following the first group up and ended up on a steep scree slope instead of the saddle. Probably saved a little time. We actually had the summit to ourselves for a few minutes! I think we saw 'myrone' at the top.


myrone - Jul 4, 2005 6:22 pm

Route Climbed: From the mine, don't know what this is called?? Date Climbed: Sunday July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Got a late start, started up at 8:02AM. Reached the summit via scree-filled gully,(I didn't know any better, not bad) yet the fastest way to the top, summited at 9:20AM. Stayed about 18 mins then back down with lots of people coming up, glissaded going down, back to the car at 10:40AM, my 13th 14'er, sweet!!


wwells - Jul 4, 2005 12:26 pm

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my buddy JFA. We encountered high winds from the saddle to the summit, but overall this was a straightforward and relatively easy hike.


vayporz - Jul 4, 2005 1:30 am

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!

Warm day for Colorado, and a good bit of traffic on the trail.

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