Peerless Mountain  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-09-21, By: Sglm14
Info: Love this peak. Quick and painless summit from Horseshoe. No snow along the trail. 
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2020-08-02, By: tcphoto87
Info: Probably the easiest "mountain" I've ever hiked lol. From the saddle with Horseshoe it probably took 5 minutes to walk up it. Super easy, there was some snow on the east side but nothing along the trail. 
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Route: East Ridge from Horseshoe Saddle
Posted On: 2020-06-05, By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: Posted more info in condition report for Horseshoe - some snow on road hike getting up to the saddle with Horseshoe but can be easily avoided or crossed with care in the morning or some postholing later when the sun has hit it. Peerless holds snow on the face but it's a quick trip up from the saddle and all snow can (and probably should) be avoided. 
 
Route: Sheridan
Posted On: 2020-05-23, By: angry
Info: From Sheridan, dry to summit. Cornice at top which is avoidable. Dropped to about 13,200 to cut across tundra on descent and glissade the snow slope that dumps you to the right of the mine ruins to rejoin the road. 
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-07-26, By: dwoodward13
Info: One patch of snow on the mining roads as well as a patch to reach the ridge. No equipment required. 
 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-07-15, By: Chelsea
Info: The standard route is mostly snow-free. I'm a giant baby when it comes to snowy slopes, and I really didn't have much trouble traversing what little snow is left. Any snow lower on the route can either be avoided by just walking around it on the rock/tundra, or following a different route through the maze of mine roads. We chose to go around most of the snow, but it would have been perfectly safe to walk through it. There is only one snow field remaining that you can't avoid, on the final climb up to the Horseshoe/Peerless saddle. We ascended at the narrowest point which had a boot track in it already. I wasn't uncomfortable at all, no spikes or poles/ax needed. Once you get up on the ridge, there is no snow on the trail. 
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-07-14, By: stephakett
Info: still some big snowfields, i was glad for my spikes. between 12,7-800 there was a fairly unavoidable one to gain the summit ridge, both climbers left to tackle horseshoe and right to grab peerless. TONS of wildflowers 
 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-07-14, By: stephakett
Info: still some big snowfields, i was glad for my spikes. between 12,7-800 there was a fairly unavoidable one to gain the summit ridge, both climbers left to tackle horseshoe and right to grab peerless. TONS of wildflowers 
 
Route: Traverse from Fourmile TH to Sheridan
Posted On: 2018-09-09, By: supranihilest
Info: Peerless doesn't really need a report by itself, but going from Peerless to Sheridan you'll drop off the ever-narrowing ridge prior to its conclusion. There's a semi-obvious trail much of the way. You could probably hike all the way along the north ridge if you wanted but it gets narrower and there are more jagged fins of rock as you go along; the north slope is pretty steep and loose. 
 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2018-06-10, By: sdicenso
Info: Went up from the saddle with Horseshoe. Dry from the saddle up. Some snowfields to negotiate on the old mining roads beneath there. Used traction one one snowfield. Dropped beneath one that was icy to a lower road. Summer conditions. 
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Route: North/South Traverse
Posted On: 2016-06-04, By: Trotter
Info: Peak is still loaded with snow, but its solid at 8 am. 
 
Route: South Slopes
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. 
 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2015-05-31, By: fakejox
Info: We climbed Horseshoe Mtn (via the Boudoir--cf. CR from 30 May 2015) and traversed to Peerless. Snow was crusty on the approach and windswept on the saddle--no snowshoes required before 10 AM. After glissading into the basin, we started postholing in soft snow and were thankful that we hauled up our snowshoes. Road snowed in to about 1.25 miles before Leavick. 
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Route: West side
Posted On: 2012-11-04, By: jonandmalia
Info: Hiked to and up side of the Amphitheater. On way, crossed creek a few times, but you can pick your place. Ice on creek crossings was thin enough to break through, so stick to sides where possible. Snow in small patches, about mid-shin deep. Trail is good all the way back to amphitheater. When ascending amphitheater, trail gets faint in a few places, but keep looking ahead and you‘ll be able to pick it up. Views at top are awesome. We brought gaiters and spikes, but didn‘t need them. Being new to this area, didn‘t realize (but it makes total sense) that there is hunting in the area. We were dressed in bright colors and didn‘t see any hunters until back near trailhead. We took our Jeep to the treeline so we were fully exposed whole hike except few times navigating willows (real short). Will do a little extra research on the areas open for hunting next time :-) ! Great day though, even though it was below zero with the wind chill! 

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