first 14er of the year in the bag. Warm, dry, snow almost all gone.
Climbed (hiked) with my son. Our first father/son 14er. Climbed via the standard route from Grizzly Gulch. Crossed over to Sunshine of course.
Up the face to avoid snow. What a pain.
Combined with Sunshine. Nice ascent, rough descent. (Descended between Sunshine and Sundog.)
Sunshine/Redcloud combo. Beautiful Area, first 14er.
Solo, with Sunshine Peak
2 hours to Redcloud, not bad given Sneffels and El Diente-Wilson traverse in the preceding two days. Gorgeous views of the next objectives, Wetterhorn and Unconpahgre!
Sunshine Pk from Silver Creek - Grizzly Gulch trailhead
From Sunshine to Redcloud the rock becomes really really red. I bet this mountain is pretty in the green summer.
Sure do like this area.
Early summit but the weather was still nasty! I was back from Sunshine for a second summit in about an hour fifty. 2X in 2012
Together with Sunshine. Beautiful day and great views.
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!
Did this with Sunshine. a classic picture perfect day!
via the ridge from Sunshine. The ridge seemed deceptively long. Crazy colors on the summit and incredible views!
i had been really sick and was unpleasant but is in a beautiful area
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.
Redclound and Sunshine in the morning. Saw an elk at 14,000 feet, which I thought was odd. Attempted Handies after, but got stormed out. Bagged Handies the next day.
Another toasty summit day.