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Ascent of Mount Sheridan on 2013-06-25

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sheridan
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13748 ft / 4190 m

Ascent Trip Report

Looking for an easy snow climb to brush up on techniques, I saw this 400 vertical foot snowfield that was not very steep and dissipated just before the summit. It looked fun and it was a beautiful day so my buddy and I got out crampons and ice axes. It is a short hike to the bottom of the snowfield at the base of where the standard Sherman route goes up to the col in between it and Sheridan. The snow was perfect for mountaineering. It was easy enough to kick steps. The snow was angled about 50 degrees. Off to the climbers left there was a pretty serious cornice that we had to steer clear from. Just above the snow it was a few hundred feet of vertical gain on terribly loose talus and scree. We hung around on top for an hour enjoying the weather and views then turned back down the way we came. We flew down the snowfield glissading and then were back to the car in no time.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Route:North Face Snowfield
Descent Statistics



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