• Date - 03/30/2018
  • Elevation - 11,000'
  • Route - Sherman Climb
  • Miles - 2.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,000'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brian Kooienga


Somewhat similar to Tonys Nightmare last weekend, Brian had never been up the Sherman Climb and it had been eight years since I climbed it.  We were a bit undecided about doing the climb because of the driving distance, but ultimately went for it.  We left Denver, Colorado, around 3:00 and made the long drive to Sherman, Colorado.  You can view the route from close to the trailhead and the approach is short.  I led the first two pitches to let Brian warm up for pitch 3 which is the crux.  Once on top of pitch 3, we hiked up the drainage a bit farther and even completed the seldom climbed pitch 4 with Brian leading.  The descent went smoothly and we were back on the road in the early afternoon.


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