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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sherman  -  14,036 feet
 Post Date:  07/02/2007
 Date Climbed:   06/26/2007
 Posted By:  seannunn

 Sherman from Fourmile Creek   

I was surprised at Roaches‘ description saying that the old mine buildings of Leavick were the trailhead for passenger cars. We were in 2 minivans and easily made it up the road about another mile, although it was a little tough to turn around after the climb. If you use good judgement, in most cases I think you can cut a mile of rather boring walking off each way.

A group of 9 flatlanders (KCMO natives) climbed Mount Sherman via the SW slopes from the Fourmile Creek trailhead (actually a little past it). The ascent was fairly uneventful except for a place or two that we had to cross short sections of snow, but without any severe consequences had any of us slipped. Reached the summit 10am or so after leaving at 6:45. I continued over to Gemini Peak to touch the top there (trying to eventually get the top 100 peaks of any type in Colorado; that Sunlight Spire may foil my plans though). I would like to have continued over to Dyer Mountain, but it looked to be a long ways, and no one else was willing to wait for me for go over and back.

Benefitted from a huge and very fun glissade on the way down. We went probably 500-700 feet down a great snowfield. The angle was just steep enough to allow for some real speed, but not enough to be of any real danger. Lots of fun. Sorry, no pictures.

Sean Nunn
Raytown, MO (KC suburb)

 


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