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sbkelleyRoute Climbed: traverse from Redcloud, descent NW slopes Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!


Perfect day to be in the mountains - the descent was steep but I enjoyed it
Posted Oct 7, 2005 12:39 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: from Redcloud, down northwest slopes Date Climbed: July 11, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

fun descent into a beautiful basin-- steep and loose with one tricky spot

Posted Sep 30, 2005 9:50 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 8/11/2005  Sucess!


Climbed Redcloud, then summited Sunshine and descended its northwest ridge to Sundog. Fun day, but it was rainy off and on.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 10:08 am

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


Continued on to Sunshine from Redcloud. Did Handies the following day.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 12:40 am

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Silver Creek frm. Redcloud Date Climbed: August 30, 1998  Sucess!
Yet another 14er!

Jeff Power

Brenna Owen
Posted Aug 18, 2005 11:16 am

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


Jathan Cantu and Todd Schauer reached the summit of Sunshine Peak at 12:15 pm after descending from Redcloud our first fourteener!! The weather was overcast with intermittent sun and light rain most of the day. 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 5:08 pm

AndyRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!


I hit Sunshine on my way from Sundog to Redcloud. It took me a little over three hours from trailhead over Sundog to Sunshine.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 1:12 pm

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

alpine master

climbed with old ickabod in combo with Redcloud. Cool hike.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:28 pm

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


We Climbed Sunshine after summiting Red Cloud via the Silver Creek Trail the day before Independence Day.

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker


Steve Color
Posted Jul 24, 2005 1:33 pm

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


As suggested, this is a long day, and steep ascent over poortly marked trails. Start your day early so you don't encounter twilight on the way down and miss the trail (as we did for a little while). Rewarding, if long, day!
Posted Jul 15, 2005 4:54 pm

Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Grizzly Gulch - Silver Creek 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 to the summit of Sunshine Peak and back to the trailhead. A nice trip!
Posted Jul 14, 2005 10:29 pm

doumallRoute Climbed: South Ridge via Redcloud Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!


11th 14er!
Posted Jul 13, 2005 3:22 pm

James CRoute Climbed: Mill Creek Date Climbed: July 9, 2004  Sucess!

James C

We had to basically follow cairns all the way up due to little or no triail. Long climb to a summit that has good views of Redcloud, Wetterhorn, and Uncompahgre
Posted Apr 4, 2005 7:27 pm

ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: North Ridge from Redcloud Date Climbed: September 3, 1986  Sucess!


A nice solo tour in the San Juans up the Silver Creek Trail, over Redcloud from a nearby car camp.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 1:15 pm

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


Easy climb from Silver Creek. Double bagging of Sunshine and Redcloud #23 & #24.
Posted Jan 28, 2005 2:21 pm

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

Larry V

Climbed same day as Redcloud, like most people. Climbed Handies the day before.
Posted Jan 12, 2005 10:21 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: NW slopes, easy snow Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


What a magnificent area!
Posted Dec 12, 2004 2:00 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: traverse from Redcloud Date Climbed: September 6 2004  Sucess!


nice high stroll along the ridge
Posted Sep 13, 2004 4:50 pm

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Traverse from Redcloud Date Climbed: August, 199?  Sucess!


Did the usual Sunshine & Redcloud combination. Nice day in the heights!
Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:12 pm

The Lower MarmotRoute Climbed: Up Silver Creek, down East Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2004  Sucess!

The Lower Marmot

Good climb under great weather. Summited an unnamed 13er and Redcloud before Sunshine. Many thanks to Aaron Johnson for excellent beta on Mill Creek descent; it came in handy as I bailed down the East Ridge due to a relatively late summit.
Posted Aug 8, 2004 8:39 pm

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