Climbed with Sunshine; reclimbed on the way out. Also did two un-named Centennial 13ers earlier the same day.
Excellent hike. Some of the best and most scenic views in the state.
Standard route, over to Sunshine, and then down over Sundog.
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.
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.
Redcloud and Sunshine combo
Three in one day
First time weather kept us from hitting Sunshine, but my daughter and I returned to get it and summited Redcloud again.
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!
Beat the weather on this one. Beautiful morning. Great views. With Sarah and Deb.
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.
Tough to the summit due to snow. Kept us from getting to Sunshine.
Sunshine and Redcloud, great mountains and very spicy hike down from the saddle between them.
Great day, had the mountains all to myself.
A simple hike/climb on a beautiful day with fall colors. My 52nd 14er, my daughter's 51st, Cimarron's 4th.
The only day of four it didn't rain. Great peak!
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.