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Ascent of Mount Sheridan on 2018-06-09

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Sheridan
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13748 ft / 4190 m

Ascent Trip Report

After topping out on Peerless and checking out the future route to Horseshoe, I turned my attention to Sheridan. Most climb it from the saddle with Sherman, but since I came up from the south by way of Peerless, I know could avoid the big snow field and cornice between Sherman and Sheridan. I climbed up the southern ridge of medium sized talus. There are some trails meandering up this ridge but they came in and out of snow pack and I stayed off the snow since I was wearing old boots with no tread and no microspikes. The summit has nice views since it has a decent amount of prominence. On the way down I stayed right (south) of the big cornice which was peeling away with large chunks of snow. I thought I had avoided all the snow fields but there was one more to go and it did not look to bad. It was a bit icy but I was able to glissade to the bottom safely.

My entire traverse of Peerless to Sheridan and back was around 2,100 feet of vertical and took around 2.5 hours
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:618 ft / 188 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:618 ft / 188 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:southern most ridge
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13130 ft / 4002 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    End Trailhead:car  
Ascent Part of Trip: Fairplay-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peerless Mountain2018-06-09 a1458 ft / 444 m
2Mount Sheridan2018-06-09 b618 ft / 188 m
3un 119902018-06-09 c630 ft / 192 m
Total Trip Gain: 2706 ft / 824 m    Total Trip Loss: 348 ft / 106 m



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