Redcloud Peak Climber's Log

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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.


benjohnson - Feb 16, 2006 12:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

wind!  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener! Not too bad a first impression, I guess. Too many people on the fourteeners, though, keeping me to the 12s and 13ers.


Kiefer - Jan 26, 2006 12:11 pm

Route Climbed: Redcloud-Sunshine route Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

Did both of these together as usual. Cold morning and a very cold night. Had some frost inside the tent and on my sleeping bag. The creek was beautiful with all the ice however, pale blue Windex colour.

Had the summit to myself. Cold on top but not that bad really.


sprosseda - Jan 25, 2006 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

Combined with Sunshine. Nothing special, ok views of San Juans.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:20 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

First trip the San Juans a successful one!


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:25 pm

Route Climbed: Sliver Creek Date Climbed: September 7, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day, went on to Sunshine afterwards.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:53 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 10-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here:


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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