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Ascent of Mount Sherman on 2012-10-27

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Saturday, October 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sherman
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14036 ft / 4278 m

Ascent Trip Report

After so long of being sedentary I could not stand it anymore. I got my friend and we decided to try a cool snow coulior on Dyer. So we drove to the Mount Sherman TH and started hiking up to the left towards what I think is the west face. With Micro Spikes for support we started climbing up the sketchy powder covered talus. In some spots the snow was waist deep but we progressed up the slope which was about 60 degrees in some sections with a few rocky vertical snow covered moves with exposure that I would put at class 4 an a few moves of lower class 5. The wind picked up as we gained elevation and it got cold. When we gained the top of the ridge the wind hit us like a train. As this was happening I realized we did not traverse far enough to do Dyer and ended up summiting Sherman. Walking down the standard Sherman route from the summit was so windy we were being knocked around and even had to crawl a small section of the ridge near the top. My friend Charlie got frost nip on the windward cheek of his face because of the cold and wind. The descent was uneventfull and we arrived back at the car just after dark having started at about 3 oclock. Overall it was a very fun climb and it was great to finally get out again!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:West Face
Descent Statistics



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