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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

doumallRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!

doumall

10th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:15 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Silver Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 3, 1986  Sucess!

ColoradoScott

After hiking the trail thru a modest herd of cattle (mooove cow!!!) grazing near the trailhead, which was strange to say the least, I followed the excellent trail up to the NE Ridge under beautiful blue skies. I continued over to Sunshine and returned from the saddle between the two.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 11:57 am

charles97Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 8, 2004  Sucess!

charles97

Double bagging of Sunshine and Redcloud. Easy hike up. Clear day.
Posted Jan 28, 2005 2:23 pm

Larry VRoute Climbed: don't remember Date Climbed: July 1978  Sucess!

Larry V

Climbed same day as Sunshine, like most people. Climbed Handies the day before.
Posted Jan 12, 2005 9:45 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: Via Sunshine Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

bakcast

Descended Sunshine's NW gully - one of the best glissades ever!
Posted Dec 12, 2004 1:57 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 6 2004  Sucess!

hhsilleck

Nice hike in a beautiful area.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 4:54 pm

lmillerRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: August 11, 2004  Sucess!
Nice day, great trail. On the summit met about 30 Iowans. Did the traverse to Sunshine and returned over Redcloud. If the weather is good and you feel OK, doing both peaks is recommended. At the saddle before doing Redcloud, you also have the option of turning left and doing Point 13832 and/or Point 13811. We did Point 13811 a different day from Williams Creek trailhead.
Posted Aug 20, 2004 11:47 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 80's or '90's  Sucess!

Saintgrizzly

Climbed with Aaron, then did the traverse to Sunshine. Next day we did Handies. Nice time in the San Juans!
Posted Aug 11, 2004 1:01 am

jrfRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 2, 2004  Sucess!

jrf

My 2nd attempt after getting knocked off the year before by weather. Gorgeous this time. We made the summit in good time under totally clear skies. We didn't spend a lot of time on the summit before heading over to Sunshine but definitely a cool summit with an amazing view.



One thing to note, the route up from the saddle has been improved since last year. Someone did a lot of trail work and closed up most of the dirt alleys. This makes things a LOT easier (and better on the environment).
Posted Jul 17, 2004 3:48 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: 07/06/04  Sucess!

Speedy

What a great day! I felt fantastic the whole time (finally!) A nice hike up the creek. I liked the hike, though I wasn't thrilled that we had to walk all the way AROUND the mountain to get to the top. Met some neat people on top and even brought a guy down Silver Creek with us that had gone up Sunshine the back way. We gave him a ride back to his car and he gave us beers! GREAT trade if you ask me! Saw a TON of columbines, they were really beautiful!
Posted Jul 16, 2004 12:37 am

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: 7/6/04  Sucess!

Bryan W

A nice, easy, beautiful hike to the ridge line at 13,300'. Above the ridge line the route gets a little steep and loose in spots. No big deal and we were really much closer to the summit than we thought. We could see it, but it just seemed so far away. Then the next thing we knew, we were standing on top. Perfect day.
Posted Jul 13, 2004 11:30 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: From Silver Creek trailhead Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!

Ratballs

Climbed this one last year on a stormy morning, last May. The climb itself was no more than a hike with post-holing, save for the last few, snowy feet up to Sunshine's summit, but I was gob-smacked by the obliviousness of the other people on the mountain to the threatening weather. I'm always surprised that more people don't get killed by the weather in Colorado.



I have a trip-report (long, as always) here.
Posted Jun 24, 2004 11:53 pm

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

mountainmota

Easy 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:32 pm

The Lower MarmotRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: June 10, 2004; August 6, 2004  Sucess!

The Lower Marmot

Good climb, snow got tricky in the basin for our undergeared party.



Update: August ascent was with great weather and no snow to slow us down. I ascended a nearby unnamed 13er first.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 10:54 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: aug 97  Sucess!

DaveC

with shon and royal (and G of course). threatened rain but no worries. my 9th 14er.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:22 pm

Ryan KowalskiRoute Climbed: NW ridge (off route!) Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

Ryan Kowalski

A loose, steep hike up the NW ridge but still quite enjoyable. Didn't see anyone all day.
Posted Apr 19, 2004 5:24 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 28, 2002  Sucess!

RyanS

We rushed up and down Redcloud, beating out some incoming weather. We wanted to climb Sunshine, so we stayed in Lake City for the night. A snowstorm arrived for my birthday, however, so we drove home instead.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 12:24 pm

flyinghighpeteRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: October 18, 2003  Sucess!

flyinghighpete

60 degrees at 14000 feet in October, I couldn't ask for better!
Posted Oct 21, 2003 4:40 pm

Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: Silver-Creek/GrizzlyGulch Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

First Colorado 14er. Absolutely awesome, although it was snowing on top with lightning in the distance...decided not to go for Sunshine peak. If you've never been the San Juans are spectacular.
Posted Oct 20, 2003 10:33 am

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