|2016-06-04||Route: NE route, using
Posted On: 2016-06-04, By: Trotter
Info: Followed the Northeast Ridge route, except used the "Alternate Route" shown on the topo map. Basically straight up the east face. The lower section of the route is mostly clear of snow, but have to cross some patches. Only the east face is clear of snow, the South ridge is still pretty loaded. I descended the south ridge, it can be done without getting on the snow except for a 10 yard section, but its both steep and icy. Would recommend an ice axe or microspikes during that part.
|2016-05-21||Route: Basin to Summit Direct
Posted On: 2016-05-21, By: Grover
Info: Mt. Sheridan is in great shape for a ride or ski (much like Sherman). Trailhead parking area is still ~11,025 ft., but more vehicles trying to push through the initial snow bank will help that. I skinned into the basin using the normal 4x4 road, then made a direct line for Mt. Sheridan off the road. Snow coverage is great through the entire basin. I was able to skin up to the exposed rocks just under the summit (i.e. the standard summer route) and then hike up to the top. The snow was very firm off the summit, due to the cold temps and high wind. The best turns where further down the basin where the snow was softer allowed for easy carving.
|2015-07-17||Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-17, By: JasonKline
Info: The White Ridge/Sherman/Sheridan/Peerless/Horseshoe/Finnback loop still has some snow along the route, but it can all be avoided easily.
|2015-03-01||Route: Southeast Face
Posted On: 2015-03-02, By: jwagner
Info: There is a lot of snow up in them there hills right now. Sheridan has enough windblown areas with exposed rock that you almost avoid the deep snow all the way from the mine at the top of Fourmile Creek Rd. ( where the gate is ) to the top of its summit. Sherman is totally packed with the white stuff and the summer route to get up the southwest ridge is totally filled with snow. The cornice between Sheridan and Sherman is epic right now as well. The southwest ridge itself looked windblown as far as I could see from the top of Sheridan.
|2015-02-14||Route: Southeast Slope
Posted On: 2015-02-15, By: CUaaron25
Info: Climbed Mt. Sheridan and Peerless yesterday from fourmile creek. There is a perfect boot/snowshoe pack all the way up into the basin. We turned left in the upper basin to hike up a few exposed rock bands/slopes to get to the base of the SE face of Sheridan. We went straight up the SE face on loose talus until we intersected with a trail that switchbacked up the windblown face. We had snowshoes but didn‘t use them all day.
|2014-06-21||Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2014-06-21, By: Unknown
Info: Summer conditions, dry and no snow once you get to the Sherman / Sheridan saddle. The glissade down from the saddle is wicked F U N!
|2012-05-28||Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2012-06-01, By: ColoradoGuy
Info: Mt. Sheridan is entirely dry. The only snow to deal with is the snow field just below the saddle (ridge) that the standard route for Sherman/Sheridan go up, and even in this there is a hard-packed trail from all the foot traffic.
|2010-12-18||Route: E face
Posted On: 2010-12-18, By: d_baker
Info: Drove to just beyond the Leavick mine, at the first wide pull-off on the left. No problems in 4x4 jeep getting there. Snowshoed from there to the gate of "standard route" of Sherman. Cached shoes. Hung a left (S/SW) at the Dauntless Mine and headed up the slope from there. Mostly wind scoured. Hiked the low angle, mostly devoid of snow, E slopes to summit of Sheridan. A bit windy. (Probably sustained 20‘s) Blowing snow. A bit cold. But a good day in the mountains! Planned to go down the NE ridge to Sherman, but the winds and snow took its toll on us, so we descended our ascent route, went home. (Pictures l. to r.) Pic #1: snowshoe cache Pic #2: leaving Dauntless Mine Pic #3: hiking up E slope of Sheridan Pic #4: looking down on Dauntless Mine