Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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Gahugafuga - May 29, 2007 4:05 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Redcloud-Sunshine Ski Traverse  Sucess!

Hiked, then skinned, then bootpacked, then skinned again to the summit in just over 4 hours. Skied the S ridge to the Redcloud-Sunshine saddle, ending with an icy double fall line slope with severe exposure. A fun piece of skiing on the way to the main objective: Sunshine's N face.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 23, 2007 3:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Via Northeast Ridge from Silver Creek  Sucess!

Another great day in the San Juans. Here's the slideshow from our hike: Redcloud Peak hike


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1995

2nd try  Sucess!

First attempt turned back by deep snow in June 1992. Did it in combo with Sunshine

royswkr - Sep 21, 2006 12:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1991

Loop up by pass and down scree gully  Sucess!

Saw mtn bike tracks


rasgoat - Sep 17, 2006 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Nice place!  Sucess!

Great hike did Sundog to Sunshine to Redcloud, it a very cool loop!!! see the

ktiffany22 - Sep 6, 2006 6:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Weather uncooperative, LUCKY to summit!  Sucess!

Storms (thunder/lightening) kept us awake much of the night before our climb. Our planned start for a duo 14er day was not looking good...4am, 6am, still lightening/rain/snow. Finally, 8am people crawled out of their hiding places and hit the trail in an attempt. 10am, we all ducked out another lightening storm (just below tree-line). Many turned around, we pressed on. Upon reaching the saddle, a mere 25 minutes away, the storms tried their mercy again. The "brave/stupid?" 4 of us ducked out, and 30 min later took a small window of freedom to dash the summit. Were we out of lady luck? We headed towards Sunshine- running... upon reaching the saddle, that aweful crack of thunder sounded. We bailed out hard and fast down the North slopes,skirting far south before descending, knowing of the "dangerous cliff bands" below that saddle. We were down in no time as the storms subsided. Probably not the smartest decision-making we've done, but this having been my 32nd summit, we somehow felt safe enough for at least Redcloud... thank you Lord!


ktimm - Sep 4, 2006 2:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Standard route  Sucess!

Sometime in 2006 ... weather prohibited Sunshine.


Alcas24 - Aug 30, 2006 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

My first 14er  Sucess!

Climbed standard route but unable to make it to Sunshine due to weather.


laureljarndt - Aug 15, 2006 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006


Did them both, NEXT


Renardo - Aug 6, 2006 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004

Standard combo with Sunshine  Sucess!

Remember the trail to from Redcloud to Sunshine is a lot farther than it looks! Passed people coming up at 2 PM with big storm clouds overhead.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:15 pm

92  Sucess!



Diggler - Jul 13, 2006 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

standard route from Silver Creek  Sucess!

Got a late start from Silver Creek trailhead at 9.49.

Trying to beat storms (which I didn’t- rain [fortunately no lightning] caught me about halfway up the ridge from the saddle), summited at 12.16. Passed a Texas father-son team before trail got steep, & a ~12 person teenage girl squad (& 1 20-something guy) about halfway up the ridge (who made it up after I did).

Left summit at 12.27, meeting my dad halfway down ridge. He continued up while I went down to my mom, who amazingly was almost at the saddle by that point. Went down & met up w/ her & made it to the summit, intercepting my dad ~200’ from the top. We all made it to the summit at 14.15. What a great feeling to be up on a 14er with both of them!

Made it back to the car by 16.53, encountering frequent yet soft rains on the way back. Returned to Little Texas (Lake City) & had a pizza at Poker Alice’s.

bklowe - Jul 5, 2006 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Route Climbed: Silver Creek  Sucess!

Slow progress and late start caused a late summit. Weather was moving in and lightning struck the area as I began to traverse to Sunshine. Retreated down to the ridge at 13,000 ft. as weather was clearing. Live to climb another day.


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Route Climbed: Silver Creek  Sucess!

This was one of my favorite summits - great weather and the rock is fascinating.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 1, 2006 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Sunshine & Redcloud Ski  Sucess!

From Sunshine. Skied the northeast face from the summit. Climbed with bc44caesar. RT: 11.5 hours.


bc44caesar - May 1, 2006 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Multiple  Sucess!

29 Apr 2006 - From Sunshine/Northeast Face
Continued from Sunshine after skiing its NE Face. An easy ski along the ridge, although the winds on top of Redcloud were around 40-50mph. The snow wasn't quite as nice on the NE Face of Redcloud, but made for a mellow descent. We were able to stay on skis until reaching the South Fork of Silver Creek and hiked it out from there to the TH. Bikes made the 4x4 rd back to the road closure go quick! Back to the cars at 4:00pm, 11.5 hr day. With B. Kalet.

8 Aug 2004 - Northeast Ridge
An easy hike with hordes of people (maybe 30 people on the mountain that day), but the summit was nice and the weather was excellent


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 4:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Fun Times  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction with Sunshine in late August. Some of the best views in Colorado Rockies are in the San Juans.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 5, 2006 3:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1968

Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse  Sucess!

Another pleasant San Juan day.


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005

Northeast Ridge via Silver Creek Trailhead  Sucess!

I camped the night before right by the trailhead. I awoke early and tackled Redcloud. The views were great, the hike was uneventful..I then traversed to Sunshine Peak.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1998

Silver Creek  Sucess!

Uneventful hike on Redcould and Sunshine.

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