Nice to get this one done and move onto Quandary later today.
Nice hike. My first 14er!
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.
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.
My first solo Colorodo 14er - piece of cake!
A quick climb.
Summited in each season.
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.
Nice and easy route. Still, that did not keep me from breaking my ankle on the way down. Ouch!
Excellent for a first 14er...pretty nice place.
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 !
I summited with my 50 year old dad who has never climbed making it one of the most memorable days of my life.
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.
I have climbed Sherman twice, once in summer and once in winter. As a summer climb it is quite easy, however in winter it can be much longer and harder!
Nice conditioning hike.
Because we intended to bag four 14ers on the same day, my friend Duane and I decided on the shortest route with the least elevation gain for Mt. Sherman. It was the first of the day, the other three being Democrat, Lincoln, and Bross. Duane succeeded with all four, but I was completely wasted by three nights of little or no sleep in the previous week, so I was lucky to return to the vehicle after summitting Democrat for only my second of the day. On Sherman we hiked to the southwest ridge at the Sherman-Sheridan Saddle and ascended the ridge to the summit.