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KieferRoute Climbed: Redcloud-Sunshine route Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

Kiefer

Did both of these together as usual. Cold morning and a very cold night. Had some frost inside the tent and on my sleeping bag. The creek was beautiful with all the ice however, pale blue Windex colour.

Had the summit to myself. Cold on top but not that bad really.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 12:11 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

sprosseda

Combined with Sunshine. Nothing special, ok views of San Juans.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 5:26 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

chicagotransplant

First trip the San Juans a successful one!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:20 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: Sliver Creek Date Climbed: September 7, 2005  Sucess!

CODave

Beautiful day, went on to Sunshine afterwards.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:25 pm

LSRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 10-sep-2005  Sucess!

LS

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/redcloud_peak
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:53 pm

colintRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July sometime  Sucess!

colint

I spent a very intense summer backpacking from base camp to base camp between Leadville and Silverton and climbing nearly every Centennial Thirteener and Fourteener along the way (that I had not yet climbed) All told that was 40 peaks and hundreds of miles of backpacking in two months.

This particular mountain was special because my mom came to resupply me here and decided to climb Redcloud with me. The year before we had climbed Crystal Peak (13,8xx or 9xx)in the Mos-Ten and the year before that Parkview Mountain (12, 5xx) in the Rabbit Ears. Redcloud was to be her first 14er. No Elbert or Greys for her, diving right into the San Juans instead.

I made sure we got a super early start and could hike very moderately on what I found to be the absolute most pleasant class 2 14'er route in the entire state. I could spend a lifetime in the gentle bowl beneath the east side of Redcloud. It took us five hours to summit. From there I ran across to Sunshine and back and we then hiked down. The next day I hit UN 13, 832 and 13,811 along the same ridge.

The real mountaineering part of the trip began shortly after this climb as I got into the Grenadiers and Needles.
Posted Oct 15, 2005 4:57 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Standard Route with Sunshine Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

The straight forward trail was obliterated under 6"-12" of snow above 12,800' making for a great snow climb. Needed ice axe for the early morning ascent for safety on crusty snow on a few steep sections.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 6:12 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

sbkelley

Wow, I was blown away with the beauty of this peak - definitely underrated in terms of how scenic it is. Steep stretch right below the summit makes you earn it - very nice
Posted Oct 7, 2005 12:38 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Beautiful trail, awesome colors on peak, headed over to Sunshine after

Posted Sep 30, 2005 9:47 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: Sliver Creek Date Climbed: 8/11/2005  Sucess!

IdahoSummits

Summited in low visibility conditions. Continued the trek by heading over to Sunshine.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 10:09 am

undallasRoute Climbed: From Grizzly Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!

undallas

Started at 4am with my sister. Stayed with her the whole time until we reach above treeline.

This is a great scenery route.

Was going to climb Sunshine too, but I didn't have much time. Total trip is 10 hr... Sister didn't make it to the summit... I should have take off on my own earlier.

Posted Aug 24, 2005 9:50 pm

brianhughesRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Standard Route Date Climbed: July 6, 2005  Sucess!

brianhughes

Nice day hike. Went on out to Sunshine. Did Handies the following day.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 12:37 am

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Silver Creek from Sunshine Date Climbed: August 30, 1998  Sucess!
This one stands out as having been a very nice trip.



Summited by: Jeff Power, Brenna Owen
Posted Aug 18, 2005 11:30 am

JCantu1044Route Climbed: Silver Creek-Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

JCantu1044

Jathan Cantu and Todd Schauer reached the summit of Redcloud Peak at 11:00am, our first fourteener!! The weather was overcast with intermittent sun most of the day, cooperating enough for us to reach Sunshine Peak around noon--our second fourteener. Soon light rain and tiny hail arrived, which came and went, as we downclimbed through the talus field via South Fork Valley. The sun and moisture made for a beautiful rainbow across the head of the valley looking down from Sunshine Peak. Another interesting scene was seeing the South Fork stream seemingly come out of nowhere from the side of a steep talus slope. You would think we were on another planet surrounded by the jagged cliffs and red peaks. Next stop...Handies Peak!
Posted Aug 8, 2005 4:50 pm

AndyRoute Climbed: Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Andy

This was the final summit of my Sundog-Sunshine-Redcloud loop. It took my about four hours to get to Redcloud via Sundog and Sunshine. I descended via the standard route.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 1:14 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: June 3rd 2004  Sucess!

alpine master

climbed with old ickabod in combo with Sunshine. Cool hike.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:25 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 3, 2001  Sucess!

Cortez

Overall this is a nice trail. When we climbed in 2001 there was a large area of compacted slushy shnow that had to be carefully navigated. Yet, other than that one obstacle, the trail was relatively easy.



Hiking Party:



Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Steve Color

Shiloh
Posted Jul 24, 2005 1:41 pm

illegal_smileRoute Climbed: Standard approach Date Climbed: June 26 2003  Sucess!

illegal_smile

Finished Handies and felt I had to do some more so I went for Redcloud and barely made it in time, very windy at the top and visibility was dropping so Sunshine was not an option, fun easy hike though!
Posted Jul 17, 2005 6:50 pm

CWFryRoute Climbed: Mill Creek Route Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

CWFry

Nice to bag two on a beautiful day!
Posted Jul 15, 2005 4:55 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Silver Creek - Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Carried an sixty pound pack to the summit of Redcloud training for Rainier. Beautiful summit until Alpine Master told me he put a 5lb rock in my pack at the trailhead. Just to spite him I continued to carry it over the Sunshine Peak and back to the trailhead. A nice trip!
Posted Jul 14, 2005 10:26 pm

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