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yadahzoemtnWith Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Redcloud, Sunshine and back over Redcloud
Posted Jan 5, 2016 9:37 pm

SarahThompson3x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004


9/5/04 - Standard route with Sunshine after a big Labor Day weekend snow. Got snowblindness very badly. Lesson learned!

3/8/08 - Winter ascent over Sunshine from Mill Creek Campground.

1/2/16 - Winter ascent over Sunshine from Mill Creek Campground.
Posted Jan 4, 2016 2:32 pm

ScottRedcloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015


Kessler and I climbed Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks. We got a late start and moved quickly, climbing Redcloud in about two and a half hours. We hiked the ridge to Sunshine Peak and came down the Sundog Ridge. Kessler wasn't feeling well, so we bailed off the ridge early. There was a lot of scree and one 5th class downclimb, so it may have been better if we had just stayed on the ridge. The two peaks took six hours round trip.
Posted Oct 8, 2015 7:29 pm

KesslerRedcloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015


Posted Oct 5, 2015 12:37 am

OnagerVia Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015


Hiked 14,034 ft. Redcloud Peak and 14,001 ft. Sunshine Peak on Saturday and then 14,048 ft. Handies Peak on Sunday. So far I've climbed 35 Colorado Fourteeners!
On Saturday I drove to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead and car camped. I hit the trail around 5AM and quickly hiked through the woods to treeline. I gained the ridge to Redcloud and made the summit around 9AM. I then hiked down to a col and then up again towards Sunshine, arriving at the summit by 10. This added over 2 1/2 miles to the trip and an extra 1000 ft. of overall elevation but it was well worth it because I beat the crowds and had the summit to myself. I then backtracked up the trail to Redcloud and headed back to the trailhead, which I arrived at by 1PM. From the trailhead I drove west towards American Basin and spent the night at the trailhead.
Posted Sep 21, 2015 8:58 pm

fallonclimbsGreat 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015


Fun day hike up Redcloud! Hail storm on the summit.
Posted Sep 9, 2015 12:18 am

Woodie HopperSilver Creek   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015

Woodie Hopper

Climbed with Sunshine; reclimbed on the way out. Also did two un-named Centennial 13ers earlier the same day.
Posted Aug 16, 2015 9:46 am

telemarkdudeRedcloud & Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014


Excellent hike. Some of the best and most scenic views in the state.
Posted Aug 30, 2014 12:26 am

ajberryDown via Sundog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014


Standard route, over to Sunshine, and then down over Sundog.
Posted Jul 13, 2014 7:50 am

mdandersonGood weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011


I climbed Redcloud on 7/7/11 and the weather was great. This was my 2nd 14er and the first time that I have done this much elevation gain in my life. I am 53yrs old and it took quite a bit out of me. I live in Texas so I had to acclimate a few days before. I arrived in Lake City on 7/3/11 and I did a couple of hikes to get ready for this.

I started at about 7:20am and made it to the summit at around 10:45am. There were about 5 or so snowfields to cross which was a pain but I managed. It was harder to get across them on the way down because the snow was softer by then. I passed about 4 or 5 people on the way up and I was the second one on top that day according to the register on top of the peak. I really like the way the peak looks on top with the red color. I did not spend very long on top, just about 10-15 minutes. I wanted to get down asap in case the weather got bad. I did have to take care of a couple of blisters on the way to the top. The view was spectacular on top and I am glad I did not quit about 3/4ths of the way up because I was really spent. Thanks for reading.
Posted May 15, 2014 8:31 pm

chicagotransplantWith Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014


South ridge via Sunshine in winter with shanahan96. Coming off Sunshine was a little tricky with some icy snow then loaded slopes that required sticking directly to the ridge, including navigating a notch. Saddle to Redcloud snow on the tral but the rocks were dry.
Posted Feb 16, 2014 7:15 pm

eferesenRedcloud and Sunshine   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


Redcloud and Sunshine combo
Posted Jan 10, 2014 3:39 pm

MadGrad96Red Cloud  Sucess!


Three in one day
Posted Nov 1, 2013 10:33 pm

alpineairNice hike.  Sucess!


First time weather kept us from hitting Sunshine, but my daughter and I returned to get it and summited Redcloud again.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 11:31 am

DanielLCloudy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


Climbed Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks (standard) - the valleys were rich green and Redcloud's fiery red summit cone was a nice aesthetic touch to the scenery!
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:42 am

astroclimberRedcloud, Sunshine, Sundog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013


Beat the weather on this one. Beautiful morning. Great views. With Sarah and Deb.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 8:56 pm

Sarah SimonRedcloud, Sunshine,
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Sarah Simon

Considering the recent weather patterns (cold and damp with heavy downpours and lightning) we really lucked out on the weather! Cold in the am with fresh light snow and frost, bu warmed up with morning sun. With Deb and Astroclimber.
Posted Aug 10, 2013 7:45 pm

BergerSnowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2012


Tough to the summit due to snow. Kept us from getting to Sunshine.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 12:53 am

milanAnother double peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009
Sunshine and Redcloud, great mountains and very spicy hike down from the saddle between them.
Posted Oct 18, 2012 6:30 pm

I like it on topStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

I like it on top

Great day, had the mountains all to myself.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 9:56 pm

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