Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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Scott

Scott - Oct 7, 2015 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

Sunshine  Sucess!

Kessler and I climbed Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks. We got a late start and moved quickly, climbing Redcloud in about two and a half hours. We hiked the ridge to Sunshine Peak and came down the Sundog Ridge. Kessler wasn't feeling well, so we bailed off the ridge early. There was a lot of scree and one 5th class downclimb, so it may have been better if we had just stayed on the ridge. The two peaks took six hours round trip.

Kessler

Kessler - Oct 5, 2015 12:36 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

Sunshine  Sucess!

10-3-2015

Onager

Onager - Sep 21, 2015 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015

W/ Redcloud  Sucess!

Hiked 14,034 ft. Redcloud Peak and 14,001 ft. Sunshine Peak on Saturday and then 14,048 ft. Handies Peak on Sunday. So far I've climbed 35 Colorado Fourteeners!
On Saturday I drove to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead and car camped. I hit the trail around 5AM and quickly hiked through the woods to treeline. I gained the ridge to Redcloud and made the summit around 9AM. I then hiked down to a col and then up again towards Sunshine, arriving at the summit by 10. This added over 2 1/2 miles to the trip and an extra 1000 ft. of overall elevation but it was well worth it because I beat the crowds and had the summit to myself. I then backtracked up the trail to Redcloud and headed back to the trailhead, which I arrived at by 1PM. From the trailhead I drove west towards American Basin and spent the night at the trailhead.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 16, 2015 10:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015

From Redcloud   Sucess!

Nice trail along the saddle. Didn't stay long due to inclement weather nearby.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Jul 13, 2015 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

After Redcloud  Sucess!

#1 7-5-15 about one hour each way and worth it. Some of the trail is frustrating talus, but one can't have red carpet all the time! Fantastische Gesellschaft.

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Aug 30, 2014 12:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

Redcloud & Sunshine  Sucess!

Excellent hike. Some of the best and most scenic views in the state.

ajberry

ajberry - Jul 13, 2014 7:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Down via Sundog  Sucess!

Up the standard route to Redcloud, then over Sunshine, and down via Sundog.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Feb 16, 2014 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

East Ridge Winter  Sucess!

East Ridge from Mill Creek Campground with shanahan96. Snow from the bottom of the road, but the lower slopes was not that deep and almost "spring" condition. Postholing in the upper trees surprisingly not that deep, but we kept snowshoes on all the way to the summit. Just under 12hrs RT including Redcloud.

eferesen

eferesen - Jan 10, 2014 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

Redcloud and Sunshine combo  Sucess!

Redcloud and Sunshine combo

MadGrad96

MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:32 pm

Sunshine  Sucess!

Three in one day

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 11:23 am

Sunny.  Sucess!

Lots of butterflys.

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013

Redcloud - Sunshine  Sucess!

Climbed over Redcloud to Sunshine, got lazy, and decided to descend the Northwest Face. Well, I ended up getting stuck in the wrong gully, and that turned out to be pretty bad experience (steep, very loose, crumbling rock with some Class 3 mixed in). Ugh. I'll know better next time.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Sep 8, 2013 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

With Red Cloud and Sun Dog  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Slush on the trail. Great time with Sarah and Deb.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 10, 2013 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Redcloud, Sunshine,

Easy stroll through light snow/slush across the saddle to Sunshine. Cool but very nice weather! With Astroclimber and Deb.

milan - Oct 18, 2012 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Sunshine/Redcloud  Sucess!

Sunshine and Redcloud, great mountains and very spicy hike down from the saddle between them.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Oct 15, 2012 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

From Redcloud  Sucess!

Great day, had the mountains all to myself.

cftbq

cftbq - Sep 17, 2012 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

After Redcloud  Sucess!

Another easy 14er as Trisha and I approach finishing. My 53rd, her 52nd, Cimarron's 5th. Climbers who had come up the alternative route on the west side recommended against going down that way, so we re-traced our steps. Good trail all the way.

pyerger

pyerger - Aug 3, 2012 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2012

sineshine  Sucess!

from Redcloud. awesome area!

Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Jun 9, 2012 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

with Redcloud  Sucess!

Got a late 1pm start after making it to the TH from Ouray. Warm, dry, breezy conditions with no snow to be crossed. Finished at 8pm.

vsand55

vsand55 - May 11, 2012 9:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Sunshine  Sucess!

Crossed over from Redcloud. Easy.

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