Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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colint

colint - Oct 15, 2005 4:57 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July sometime  Sucess!

I spent a very intense summer backpacking from base camp to base camp between Leadville and Silverton and climbing nearly every Centennial Thirteener and Fourteener along the way (that I had not yet climbed) All told that was 40 peaks and hundreds of miles of backpacking in two months.

This particular mountain was special because my mom came to resupply me here and decided to climb Redcloud with me. The year before we had climbed Crystal Peak (13,8xx or 9xx)in the Mos-Ten and the year before that Parkview Mountain (12, 5xx) in the Rabbit Ears. Redcloud was to be her first 14er. No Elbert or Greys for her, diving right into the San Juans instead.

I made sure we got a super early start and could hike very moderately on what I found to be the absolute most pleasant class 2 14'er route in the entire state. I could spend a lifetime in the gentle bowl beneath the east side of Redcloud. It took us five hours to summit. From there I ran across to Sunshine and back and we then hiked down. The next day I hit UN 13, 832 and 13,811 along the same ridge.

The real mountaineering part of the trip began shortly after this climb as I got into the Grenadiers and Needles.

csmcgranahan

csmcgranahan - Oct 8, 2005 6:12 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route with Sunshine Date Climbed: October 7, 2005  Sucess!

The straight forward trail was obliterated under 6"-12" of snow above 12,800' making for a great snow climb. Needed ice axe for the early morning ascent for safety on crusty snow on a few steep sections.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Oct 7, 2005 12:38 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

Wow, I was blown away with the beauty of this peak - definitely underrated in terms of how scenic it is. Steep stretch right below the summit makes you earn it - very nice

IdahoSummits

IdahoSummits - Aug 31, 2005 10:09 am

Route Climbed: Sliver Creek Date Climbed: 8/11/2005  Sucess!

Summited in low visibility conditions. Continued the trek by heading over to Sunshine.

undallas

undallas - Aug 24, 2005 9:50 pm

Route Climbed: From Grizzly Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!

Started at 4am with my sister. Stayed with her the whole time until we reach above treeline.

This is a great scenery route.

Was going to climb Sunshine too, but I didn't have much time. Total trip is 10 hr... Sister didn't make it to the summit... I should have take off on my own earlier.

brianhughes

brianhughes - Aug 19, 2005 12:37 am

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

Nice day hike. Went on out to Sunshine. Did Handies the following day.

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 11:30 am

Route Climbed: Silver Creek from Sunshine Date Climbed: August 30, 1998  Sucess!

This one stands out as having been a very nice trip.



Summited by: Jeff Power, Brenna Owen

JCantu1044

JCantu1044 - Aug 8, 2005 4:50 pm

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

Jathan Cantu and Todd Schauer reached the summit of Redcloud Peak at 11:00am, our first fourteener!! The weather was overcast with intermittent sun most of the day, cooperating enough for us to reach Sunshine Peak around noon--our second fourteener. Soon light rain and tiny hail arrived, which came and went, 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!

Andy

Andy - Aug 1, 2005 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

This was the final summit of my Sundog-Sunshine-Redcloud loop. It took my about four hours to get to Redcloud via Sundog and Sunshine. I descended via the standard route.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: June 3rd 2004  Sucess!

climbed with old ickabod in combo with Sunshine. Cool hike.

Cortez

Cortez - Jul 24, 2005 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 3, 2001  Sucess!

Overall this is a nice trail. When we climbed in 2001 there was a large area of compacted slushy shnow that had to be carefully navigated. Yet, other than that one obstacle, the trail was relatively easy.



Hiking Party:



Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Steve Color

Shiloh

illegal_smile

illegal_smile - Jul 17, 2005 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Standard approach Date Climbed: June 26 2003  Sucess!

Finished Handies and felt I had to do some more so I went for Redcloud and barely made it in time, very windy at the top and visibility was dropping so Sunshine was not an option, fun easy hike though!

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 15, 2005 4:55 pm

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

Nice to bag two on a beautiful day!

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Jul 14, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek - Grizzly Gulch Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

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 the Sunshine Peak and back to the trailhead. A nice trip!

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:15 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!

10th 14er!

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 7, 2005 11:57 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Silver Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 3, 1986  Sucess!

After hiking the trail thru a modest herd of cattle (mooove cow!!!) grazing near the trailhead, which was strange to say the least, I followed the excellent trail up to the NE Ridge under beautiful blue skies. I continued over to Sunshine and returned from the saddle between the two.

Larry V

Larry V - Jan 12, 2005 9:45 pm

Route Climbed: don't remember Date Climbed: July 1978  Sucess!

Climbed same day as Sunshine, like most people. Climbed Handies the day before.

bakcast

bakcast - Dec 12, 2004 1:57 pm

Route Climbed: Via Sunshine Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Descended Sunshine's NW gully - one of the best glissades ever!

hhsilleck

hhsilleck - Sep 13, 2004 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 6 2004  Sucess!

Nice hike in a beautiful area.

lmiller - Aug 20, 2004 11:47 am

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: August 11, 2004  Sucess!

Nice day, great trail. On the summit met about 30 Iowans. Did the traverse to Sunshine and returned over Redcloud. If the weather is good and you feel OK, doing both peaks is recommended. At the saddle before doing Redcloud, you also have the option of turning left and doing Point 13832 and/or Point 13811. We did Point 13811 a different day from Williams Creek trailhead.

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