Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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mountainloverCO - Aug 26, 2007 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Redcloud-Sunsine Duo  Sucess!

Enjoyed perfect weather on the ascent to Redcloud...the summit had a cool look due to all the surrounding red dirt and rocks. This one was my 19th 14er...


kylerlott - Aug 21, 2007 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Silver Creek TH  Sucess!

I went up the standard route, then over to Sunshine peak, all in all it was a pretty good day. The ridge was a little longer than I had thought, looking at it from Redcloud makes Sunshine seem so close.


jhansen007 - Aug 19, 2007 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Silver Creek TH  Sucess!

Standard loop with Sunshine. Perfect weather. Not the most exciting route but good views on top.


ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Redcloud  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain and views. Met some interesting people on the summit.


vayporz - Aug 11, 2007 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Stnd Combo  Sucess!

Great Weather after a break in the clouds. Cinnamon Pass reopened the day before after a mudslide had closed it.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Aug 11, 2007 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Redcloud-Sunshine  Sucess!

Great hike, did the standard loop. A long day, start early.


rdmc - Aug 8, 2007 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2005

Redcloud - Sunshine Combo  Sucess!

Beautiful day - long hike!
Most of us enjoyed the hike!
Kids did great!


slowbutsteady - Jul 29, 2007 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2000

Clouds yes, Sunshine no  Sucess!

Camped at Silver Creek TRH. Began at 6am finishing Redcloud at 10:15, but with heavy clouds building, did not attempt Sunshine

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 11, 2007 10:07 pm

Drive By  Sucess!

Fun little jaunt up. The flowers were by far the best part


starship_jen - Jul 9, 2007 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

1st Colo 14er  Sucess!

This was my 1st Colorado 14er. Hiked it feeling pretty miserable with a fever. Wasn't able to continue on to Sunshine because of being sick and threatening weather. Beautiful hike in. Gorgeous views from the top! Thanks, Paul. : )


bjd5578 - Jul 8, 2007 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

A little martian on top...  Sucess!

My first San Juan peak - a great hike! Noticed in looking at my photos afterwards that the summit looked a little like those photos from Mars, what with the rocks being so red and all!


shanrickv - Jun 11, 2007 12:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Silver Creek  Sucess!

We got an early start at 4:15 and summited just after sunrise, then on to Sunshine. This was my first time climbing in the San Juans and I loved it.


ChuckO - Jun 7, 2007 4:00 pm

Redcloud Twice  Sucess!

Climbed twice in the late '90's early '00's; once in a summer snow fall (kinda nice), once linked with Sunshine.


crzyjt - May 31, 2007 5:08 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

sunshine-redcloud ski  Sucess!

climbed and skied with gahugafuga


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!

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