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Brian KaletSunshine & Redcloud Ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied the northeast face from the summit, climbed back up to the Sunshine-Redcloud ridge and up to Redcloud. Climbed with bc44caesar. RT: 11.5 hours.
Posted May 1, 2006 4:15 pm

ClearSkiesAheadRedcloud and Sunshine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005


Climbed with Redcloud. Another Gorgeous day in the San Juans!
Posted Apr 26, 2006 3:57 pm

km_donovanRedcloud-Sunshine Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2003


An absolute killer day! I never saw a soul…. it was like having the whole wilderness area to myself. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip. Would go again.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 12:04 pm

Mountain JimRedcloud-Sunshine Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1968

Mountain Jim

From Red Cloud.
Posted Apr 5, 2006 3:39 am

altitude14erVia Redclouds South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005


The distance between Redcloud and Sunshine is mellow and easy hiking. This areas reddish gold soil was very unique to what I'm used to seeing closer to Denver. This climb was great but my trip through Lake City was a real dissapointment...nothing to do there so I just hung at my camp and consumed beer :)
Posted Mar 17, 2006 4:57 pm

markhyamsfrom Redcloud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1998


Uneventful, but beautiful hike on this 14er.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 1:11 am

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

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