Peak:  Mt. Sherman (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  bsiegs
 Date of Info:  04/02/2022
 Date Posted:  04/02/2022
Details

Summited Sherman today, but the wind while descending the SW ridge was some of the most intense I've experienced on a 14er. Battled the whole way down the ridge trying to not just get blown completely off. I was glad to have my poles with me to help dig in to the scree a bit when the wind started to knock me over. It felt consistently well over 50mph with frequent higher gusts.

Route was mostly rock with some packed blown snow portions. I decided to park at 11.3k on Fourmile road, but it was drivable to basically 12k which is where most other cars were parked.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) SW ridge to summit#2) wider view of south slope#3) on summit, looking back along the other side of the ridge


Comments or Questions
constipated_pete
Pics
04/03/2022 10:22
Do you have any pics of the south slopes of sherman or any of the other peaks in four mile creek? Im interested in snow coverage


seayachter
Skiable
04/03/2022 18:16
Any pics of the route? Enough snow coverage for skiing?


bsiegs
User
Pictures
04/03/2022 20:41
Didn't get a lot, but I added a few pictures - hope they help. Can't speak much to other peaks but there was some snow on the slope below the ridge over to Sheridan, but it seemed pretty sketch to me with a decent sized overhang.


constipated_pete
Thanks!
04/03/2022 22:43
for adding the pictures



   Not registered?

© 2022 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.