Mount Sherman Climber's Log

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DonnieB

DonnieB - Sep 11, 2006 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Via Iowa Gulch  Sucess!

1st 14r w/ CP0915 with great views and met an awesome family w/ a wired haired pup that was rad!

BeginnerClimber

BeginnerClimber - Aug 27, 2006 3:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Everything today  Sucess!

Took a newbie climber with me today up Mt Sherman. We knew the weather wouldn't be the greatest today, as lightning storms pelted the mountains during our trip to Fairplay from Col Springs before dawn. Made the gate at 6:45AM and the trail was clear and the night rain had just quit (the lightning stopped at 6AM -- phew!). Turns out snow fell on the higher elevations the night before! We weren't 100% prepared for snow but pressed anyway at 7:30. Met the snow at about 12,700ft, and was amazed at the mining buildings still standing. We had virgin snow all the way to the summit, which we made at 9:15AM amongst snow clouds which were wanting to burst at the seems. Sat around and waited for the second group to join us, then we started down. Almost immediately the snow and wind kicked up, and realized that the virgin snow was quickly being pressed into ice by the other climbers. Good thing we were first on the summit! Anyway, around 13,500ft, the snow turned to a rain/snow/hail mix (harder than groppel) and pelted us til we got back to the mining buildings. Ironically, the trail head was nice and sunny, and made it down before 11AM. Not a bad first 14er for my young friend, and this made my 8th. So, let's recap: lightning, rain, snow, virgin snow, fog, snow/rain/hail mix, hard rain, sunny.

So, remember the storm that pelted us on the way down? We made it to Fairplay an hour later and sat at my favorite American/Chinese restaurant (anyone eat there?) and that storm had gotten very very angry. For about 15 minutes while we ate, the restaurant was host to a torrential downpour. Made it back to Colorado Springs, and I swear the same storm pelted my house with lightning and hard rain for another 20-30 minutes 4 hours later.

Great climb today!

ChaddBragg - Aug 21, 2006 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Through the Clouds  Sucess!

Nice hike through the clouds. Wanted to head over to Gemini, but wasn't sure what the weather was going to do.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 19, 2006 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

Iowa Gulch  Sucess!

Easy warm-up for Capitol Pk dayhike the next day. Met a nice family with a couple dogs on the summit.

tdoughty

tdoughty - Aug 14, 2006 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Niece & Nephew  Sucess!

This was my niece and nephew's first 14er. Sophia is 8 and Kyler is 10 and they did great, no complaints and a lot of smiles. My wife Cinda and I, along with the kid's parents, Hege and Craig, had a nice morning's walk to the summit from Four Mile Creek.

smason505

smason505 - Aug 10, 2006 6:26 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2006

Sherman from Fourmile Creek  Sucess!

Left the car at 11,200 or so and made the summit in 2.5 hrs. Had the top to ourselves around 7am with a cold Dales Pale.

Renardo

Renardo - Aug 6, 2006 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2004

One more down  Sucess!

Tried to get my dad to summit on this one but he turned back at around 13K'. Went to the top then ran up Sheridan before the weather moved in.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:53 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2005

2x good access  Sucess!

good acess trained for Denali wit hZSheridan and Gemini. Need to go back for the Horseshoe.

lindasyh

lindasyh - Jul 24, 2006 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1998

Iowa Gulch TH Ascend West Slopes  Sucess!

Another one in the bag!

FentonForche2

FentonForche2 - Jul 24, 2006 3:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

A Nice Short Climb  Sucess!

Fifth fourteener. Went from the Iowa Gulch trailhead...not too crowded until the trail merged with Fourmile Creek. Enjoyable hike, but was just as busy as Saturday trips to Bierstadt and Quandary.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 22, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Iowa Gulch Traverse  Sucess!

Second time up Sherman. Climbed via Sheridan en route to Gemini, almost went up Dyer too (would've been ascent #2 on that) but decided to call it a day.

shanrickv

shanrickv - Jul 17, 2006 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

4 Mile Creek  Sucess!

Climbed with my 12 year old son for his second 14er. It was my second time on top of Sherman after climbing it in early season snow last fall. Went and tagged Mt. Sheridan while JP waited for me in the saddle below.

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 26, 2006 3:31 am

Dyer, Gemini and Sherman from Sacramento Creek TH  Sucess!

An Elk bugled when I stepped onto the trail in the morning. An elk bugled in the afternoon when I stepped off the trail and back onto the road. Never saw anyone that day; just heard the elk. Thanks.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 22, 2006 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Snow on Sherman

(See trip report) Had strong winds and snow move in and it made the hike a lot more eventful. Watching the weather was incredible! The winds almost blew me off the ridge.

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

Iowa Gulch  Sucess!

Lame in every way. Did this one on tired legs from the previous day's Tour de Massive. The winds were probably gusting to 60 mph making it difficult to stand up let alone walk. Not a fun hike, more of a mission to not be defeated by the wind.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Jun 18, 2006 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 1998

Iowa Gulch TH Ascend West Slopes  Sucess!

Pretty nice hike especially through the wild flowers near the trail head. We met a bunch of boy scouts - whining on the way up, having fun on the way down - being encouraged by their leaders, who, I might add, were doing the "real" suffering!

Brett B

Brett B - Jun 9, 2006 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2006

Route Climbed: Fourmile Creek  Sucess!

Winds were blowing hard and that made it slightly harder, but it wasn't too bad. We had an awesome glissade on the large snowfield between Mount Sherman and Mount Sheridan.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jun 5, 2006 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 1967

Four Mile Creek  Sucess!

Probably the easiest 14er ... but a nice hike.

desainme

desainme - Jun 5, 2006 4:39 pm

Re: Four Mile Creek

I live near Four Mile Crick right here in Butler Co. Ohio, but it's nothing to write home about.

mdavenport2

mdavenport2 - May 31, 2006 1:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2000

Family Affair  Sucess!

First summit with the family.

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