Sundog Climber's Log

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ajberry - Jul 13, 2014 7:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Why isn't this the standard descent?  Sucess!

Over Redcloud and Sunshine, then down over Sundog. Descent facilitated by lining up with a snowy gully running down the N slopes of the Silver Ck valley -- avalanches had deposited a nice snow bridge across the creek. Agreed with Sarah S below: why would anyone schlep back over Redcloud from Sunshine when hiking the Sundog ridge turns the day into a nice round? Nice addition to a pair of otherwise rather lumpen hills.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 12, 2013 9:53 pm

with Redcloud and Sunshine  Sucess!

I remember driving to Silver Creek TH and sleeping there alone. How things changed… it is such a crowded trailhead during the summer months now.
I did first Redcloud, Sunshine and descended via Sundog.


astroclimber - Sep 8, 2013 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Redcloud, Sunshine and Sundog  Sucess!

What a fun end to a great day. With Sarah and Deb.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 10, 2013 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Redcloud, Sunshine,

For the life of me I don't understand why "Sundog" isn't the standard descent route for the Redcloud / Sunshine combo. Extra peak, min extra effort, no retracing, and this peak was the highlight of our day! Few others joined us over to "Sundog.". With Deb and Astroclimber.


Hyadventure - Jul 18, 2012 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Three Peak loop  Sucess!

After the road washed-out we were stranded at the trailhead. I didn't want to waste a day so I did Sundog as part of the three peak loop. Sunlight and Redcloud were repeats.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Fun Route  Sucess!

Climbed this one first, then Sunshine, Redcloud, Points 13,832 and 13,811 for a classic San Juan ridge-run.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 8, 2010 11:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

Triple play  Sucess!

Got this on a descent from Redcloud/Sunshine. It made a very nice loop!


miztflip - Jun 23, 2010 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Silver TH  Sucess!

Climbed 13832 and 13811, then over Redcloud to Sunshine and down Sundog back to trail. 6:45 RT


tomlauren - Jun 8, 2010 9:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Redcloud - Sunshine - Sun Dog  Sucess!

Hiked the three from the Silver Creek Trailhead with my girlfriend Meghan. The class 2+ ridge from Sunshine Peak to Sun Dog was the most challenging and fun part of the day.


BigRob - Sep 27, 2009 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

Beautiful Day   Sucess!

Started at home, drove to Silverton and across Cinnamon Pass to Silver Creek TH. Climbed North Ridge and went on to Sunshine and Redcloud.


SarahThompson - May 27, 2008 12:33 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Followed Roach's standard North Ridge route on the ascent. It was so windy on the summit that we couldn't even stop for a break to celebrate Mike's 100th 13er. Descended the west/northwest ridge since it had looked dry and easy from the trailhead. We ended up having to traverse some snow slopes up high on the corniced ridge and were then treated to very loose, steep talus and crotch deep postholing below treeline. I definately don't recommend this route.


chicagotransplant - May 27, 2008 9:40 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Sarah and Dominic. Wind and some sketchy cornices kept us from repeating Sunshine, but this turned out to be a interesting day as we went down a different ridge and found some spicy sections. I wouldn't recommend our descent route though, too loose! This one was my 100th ranked 13er.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 27, 2007 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

From 13795. 8:50 roundtrip.


seth@LOKI - Feb 23, 2007 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

and 13,832

with Ralph. I need more comfy boots/shoes, my toes were screaming.


rasgoat - Sep 17, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Awesome loop  Sucess!

I loved this loop. up Sundog to Sunshine and Redcloud see the

Diggler - Jul 13, 2006 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

En route to Sunshine

Summited at 9.36, en route to Sunshine. Impressive-looking peak, even though by & large just a talus slog (albeit steep- don't slip on the crappy rock!). Summit ridge scenic & enjoyable. Columbines growing there at over 13,000'!

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 20, 2006 3:26 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2003

Redcloud/Sunshine loop  Sucess!

This was a fun way to descend from Redcloud, Sunshine


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:56 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Sunshine Peak Date Climbed: 10-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here:


Andy - Aug 1, 2005 1:09 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Left the trailhead at 5:45 and was on the summit by 7:50. I highly recommend this as a great way to make a loop out of your Redcloud/Sunshine hike.

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