Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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mdanderson - May 15, 2014 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Good weather  Sucess!

I climbed Redcloud on 7/7/11 and the weather was great. This was my 2nd 14er and the first time that I have done this much elevation gain in my life. I am 53yrs old and it took quite a bit out of me. I live in Texas so I had to acclimate a few days before. I arrived in Lake City on 7/3/11 and I did a couple of hikes to get ready for this.

I started at about 7:20am and made it to the summit at around 10:45am. There were about 5 or so snowfields to cross which was a pain but I managed. It was harder to get across them on the way down because the snow was softer by then. I passed about 4 or 5 people on the way up and I was the second one on top that day according to the register on top of the peak. I really like the way the peak looks on top with the red color. I did not spend very long on top, just about 10-15 minutes. I wanted to get down asap in case the weather got bad. I did have to take care of a couple of blisters on the way to the top. The view was spectacular on top and I am glad I did not quit about 3/4ths of the way up because I was really spent. Thanks for reading.


chicagotransplant - Feb 16, 2014 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

With Sunshine  Sucess!

South ridge via Sunshine in winter with shanahan96. Coming off Sunshine was a little tricky with some icy snow then loaded slopes that required sticking directly to the ridge, including navigating a notch. Saddle to Redcloud snow on the tral but the rocks were dry.


eferesen - Jan 10, 2014 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

Redcloud and Sunshine   Sucess!

Redcloud and Sunshine combo


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:33 pm

Red Cloud  Sucess!

Three in one day

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 11:31 am

Nice hike.  Sucess!

First time weather kept us from hitting Sunshine, but my daughter and I returned to get it and summited Redcloud again.


DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

Cloudy day  Sucess!

Climbed Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks (standard) - the valleys were rich green and Redcloud's fiery red summit cone was a nice aesthetic touch to the scenery!


astroclimber - Sep 8, 2013 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Redcloud, Sunshine, Sundog  Sucess!

Beat the weather on this one. Beautiful morning. Great views. With Sarah and Deb.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 10, 2013 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Redcloud, Sunshine,

Considering the recent weather patterns (cold and damp with heavy downpours and lightning) we really lucked out on the weather! Cold in the am with fresh light snow and frost, bu warmed up with morning sun. With Deb and Astroclimber.


Berger - Nov 4, 2012 12:53 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

Snowy  Sucess!

Tough to the summit due to snow. Kept us from getting to Sunshine.

milan - Oct 18, 2012 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Another double peak  Sucess!

Sunshine and Redcloud, great mountains and very spicy hike down from the saddle between them.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Oct 15, 2012 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great day, had the mountains all to myself.


cftbq - Sep 17, 2012 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

A simple hike/climb on a beautiful day with fall colors. My 52nd 14er, my daughter's 51st, Cimarron's 4th.


pyerger - Aug 3, 2012 11:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

readcloud  Sucess!

The only day of four it didn't rain. Great peak!


Trailboss88 - Jun 9, 2012 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

with Sunshine  Sucess!

first 14er of the year in the bag. Warm, dry, snow almost all gone.


vsand55 - May 11, 2012 9:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

father/son  Sucess!

Climbed (hiked) with my son. Our first father/son 14er. Climbed via the standard route from Grizzly Gulch. Crossed over to Sunshine of course.

letourneau41 - May 8, 2012 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2001

Redcloud & Sunshine  Sucess!


Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - May 7, 2012 12:27 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Not so standard route  Sucess!

Up the face to avoid snow. What a pain.


DerekFreed - Apr 3, 2012 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Standard route from Grizzly Gulch  Sucess!

Combined with Sunshine. Nice ascent, rough descent. (Descended between Sunshine and Sundog.)

Jasonadventure - Nov 8, 2011 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

First 14er  Sucess!

Sunshine/Redcloud combo. Beautiful Area, first 14er.


xpda - Oct 29, 2011 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011

Redcloud  Sucess!

Solo, with Sunshine Peak

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