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foreverwildWinter Ascent  Sucess!


Winter climb, turned back in bad weather before Redcloud, last 14er before moving.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 6:39 pm

benjohnson#2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005


Climbed in conjunction w/ Redcloud. Second 14er behind Redcloud.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 12:10 am

KieferRoute Climbed: From Redcloud Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!


A delightfil, simple walk from Redcloud. I shared a cup of tea with one individual at the summit. Just the two of us for awhile then he left. I stayed for awhile.

A very good day.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 12:23 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!


Combined with Redcloud. Nothing special, ok views of San Juans.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 5:27 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Combination with Redcloud Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!


Even the smallest 14er needs some love
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:23 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: Via Redcloud Date Climbed: September 7, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful day and great views. Descended back over Redcloud to Silver Creek.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:25 pm

LSRoute Climbed: traverse from Redcloud Date Climbed: 10-sep-2005  Sucess!


See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/redcloud_peak
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:55 pm

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Standard Route via Redcloud Peak Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!


Great traverse between Redcloud to Sunshine with just enough snow and ice to make it fun!
Posted Oct 8, 2005 6:14 pm

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

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