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shanahan96we're calling this late may?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

shanahan96

2/15/14- suffered over to redcloud after the hike up sunshine. i'm glad to have finally closed the loop on this mountain. #57/100 winter

5/21/11- climbed redcloud w/steve after two tough days chasing summits across a snowpack in silver creek drainage that felt distinctly mid-april like.

jim and i tried for UN 13,832 on day 1, but the combination of never ending snow drifts, high winds, low visibility and scary cornices chased us away. fortunately we were smart enough to break a trail down from the 13,020 saddle below redcloud.

the next day steve and i slogged back up silver creek. we found bits and pieces of the previous day's trail along the way, especially on the slopes leading to the saddle. this helped immensely! a resurgence of winter's wrath gripped us above the pass, but we were game for the worst and pushed onto the summit. the end feeling was pure bliss!

jamie
Posted May 24, 2011 8:10 pm

JohnnyCOWith Sunshine  Sucess!

JohnnyCO

Did this with Sunshine. a classic picture perfect day!
Posted Feb 18, 2011 10:01 am

metal4lyfWith Handies and Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

metal4lyf

via the ridge from Sunshine. The ridge seemed deceptively long. Crazy colors on the summit and incredible views!
Posted Feb 18, 2011 1:21 am

centrifugedid this right after  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2009

centrifuge

i had been really sick and was unpleasant but is in a beautiful area
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:30 am

thatnissanguySan Juans Backpacking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

thatnissanguy

Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. Bagged Sunshine and Redcloud with my little brother as his first 14ers.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 9:15 pm

rockymountaindivaHot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

rockymountaindiva

Another toasty summit day.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 12:13 pm

Alex WoodBeautiful Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Alex Wood

Started at 4:30am from the Silver Peak route. We were worried about weather becuase it started to rain at around sunrise. The weather then cleared and it became a gorgous day. We got to the summit at around 8:30am. Then we went and tagged Sunshine. We had planned on doing Sun Dog, but the weather began to roll in. We then hung out in the old moraine below Sunshine for about and hour and half. These two peaks were my first summits in the San Juans and 14'ers 19 and 20! BEAUTIFUL area! Cant wait to come back
Posted Sep 1, 2010 3:10 pm

Vagabond ManifestoPost-Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

Vagabond Manifesto

Rainy day (but no severe weather), with Sunshine.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Brian CNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Brian C

Return over Redcloud a bit much with weather moving in but thankfully it held. Easy ridge run.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 7:25 pm

pacojgarzaquick combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

pacojgarza

Did the Redcloud/Sunshine combo in 3:30 via the normal route (norteast ridge), had great views of the area`s other three 14ers.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 12:34 pm

SenadRStandard route with Sunshine   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

SenadR

Nice hike, great weather day!
Posted Jul 19, 2010 1:37 pm

belexesSilver Creek Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

belexes

This was sort of an unofficial meetup.com hike. Some of the group decided to head back to Denver, but the rest of us climbed the peaks. I think this was a little easier than Handies, but it was still pretty tough. I was the last of the group to reach the top. We rested a bit, then headed over to Sunshine.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 2:56 pm

skorpeoWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

skorpeo

Really windy near the summit and crossing over to Sunshine. Hey I did it twice in one day!
Posted Jun 26, 2010 10:49 pm

JustinShapiroRedcloud - sunshine in high winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

JustinShapiro

It was a pretty nice day in the area untill the winds picked up on the summit of redcloud then the winds got worse on the traverse to sunshine. I did enjoy the summit of redcloud the most because of the red color.
Posted Jun 26, 2010 4:25 pm

miztflipSilver TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

miztflip

From 13832 and 13811 to Redcloud, then down via Sunshine and Sundog. 6:45 RT
Posted Jun 23, 2010 12:48 pm

tomlaurenRedcloud - Sunshine - Sun Dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

tomlauren

Hiked the three from the Silver Creek Trailhead with my girlfriend Meghan. Awesome views of Wetterhorn Peak, Matterhorn Peak, and Uncompahgre Peak. I first climbed Redcloud Peak in August of 2006 with my friend Keith but we got stormed off before reaching Sunshine Peak.
Posted Jun 8, 2010 9:30 am

theREALCarpeDMSilver Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

theREALCarpeDM

nice hike - weathered off my Sunshine attempt, though.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 7:06 pm

C WenkerDay hike  Sucess!

C Wenker

NE Ridge; summer 2006.
Posted Jan 25, 2010 4:30 pm

bryangasttop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1992

bryangast

Wonderful fall day.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 7:58 pm

JB99Unknown Route  Sucess!

JB99

Took a late turn on what we thought was the ridge leading to "Sundog" and Sunshine but ended up on the shoulder of Redcloud and eventually the summit. Descending our intended route the turn off from the main trail was covered in avalanche debris and that's why we missed it on the way up.
Posted Dec 9, 2009 6:38 pm

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