Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

A great winter peak  Sucess!

Tried in Feb and got a late start when -5 temps stuffed us so far in our sleeping bags we didn't hear the alarm. The East Ridge is miserable sliding talus without snow cover. There is a magnificent East Bowl I want to come back and drop into some time.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 25, 2011 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2002

With mom and dad  Sucess!

Great hike.


Hyadventure - Jul 5, 2011 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2011

Ain't no Sunshine when she goes..  Sucess!

And there wasn't any sunshine when I was on the summit. Hail, snow, and wind; I didn't stay long. 2X

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 28, 2011 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

From Silver Creek  Sucess!

Together with Redcloud.


JohnnyCO - Feb 18, 2011 9:53 am

Handies Sunshine  Sucess!

Did the classic double summit, then down the loose scree fields into the S. Fork basin. Fun, fun, fun.


metal4lyf - Feb 18, 2011 1:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

With Handies and Redcloud  Sucess!

Brutal talus slog and sketchy scree to reach the northwest face. Some fun scrambling on the ridge near the summit. Amazing views!


centrifuge - Jan 13, 2011 7:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

much better  Sucess!

this time around, resummited Redcloud on the way back over


thatnissanguy - Dec 20, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

San Juans Backpacking  Sucess!

Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. Bagged Sunshine and Redcloud with my little brother as his first 14ers. Good times!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Redcloud and Sunshine  Sucess!

Redclound and Sunshine in the morning. Saw an elk at 14,000 feet, which I thought was odd. Attempted Handies after, but got stormed out. Bagged Handies the next day.


rockymountaindiva - Oct 11, 2010 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

With Redcloud  Sucess!

Met some runners going back & forth between Redcloud & Sunshine . . . oh, to have even a portion of that energy.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Sep 12, 2010 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Combo with Redcloud  Sucess!

Finally! Failed to reach this summit 2x due to weather and equipment failure. This day I had absolutely perfect weather and my equipment held up so I had no excuse. Some of the best views in Co. #20

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Sep 1, 2010 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2010

Number 20!  Sucess!

Started at 4:30am from the Silver Peak route. We were worried about weather becuase it started to rain at around sunrise. The weather then cleared and it became a gorgous day. We got to the summit of Redcloud at around 8:30am. Then we went and tagged Sunshine. We had planned on doing Sun Dog, but the weather began to roll in. We then hung out in the old moraine below Sunshine for about and hour and half. These two peaks were my first summits in the San Juans and 14'ers 19 and 20! BEAUTIFUL area! Cant wait to come back

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Aug 29, 2010 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Unmemorable  Sucess!

Hiked up to summit after "Sundog", then on to Redcloud, Points 13,832 and 13,811. Nice weather.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Aug 16, 2010 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

North Slopes  Sucess!

Summited with Redcloud. North Slopes route--loose and steep to the saddle. This being Sunshine, the summit was socked in with clouds. Go figure. There was an 80-year-old man near the summit.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 28, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010

Combo  Sucess!

Nice loop. Very straightforward on a good trail. Wonderful views.


pacojgarza - Jul 28, 2010 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

quick combo  Sucess!

Summited Sunshine after doing Redclound in 3:30 via the normal route. No problems. Uncompahgre/Wetterhorn the day before then Handies the following day.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 19, 2010 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Climbed along with Redcloud   Sucess!

Nice climb, together with Redcloud.


belexes - Jul 6, 2010 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Silver Creek Trail  Sucess!

We came over to Sunshine after climbing Redcloud. Again, I was the last of the group to make the top, I was pretty worn out after Uncompahgre, Handies, and Redcloud. The weather was good, though it was windy. We ate lunch, then went back over Redcloud and back to the trailhead. I slipped on some loose rocks and fell on my kiester on the way down. I scraped my arm a little bit, but nothing serious at all. We got back to the trailhead at around 1:30, packed up our stuff, and headed back to Denver. It was a long, hard weekend, but well worth it!


skorpeo - Jun 26, 2010 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

Windy  Sucess!

It was very windy. The whole day took 8 hours.


JustinShapiro - Jun 26, 2010 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

Climbed along with redcloud  Sucess!

The wind was murder as we were traversing but the views were incredible as expected.

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