Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - Apr 19, 2004 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: from Redcloud Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

A bit anticlimactic really. Sunshine does offer some good views though. Highly recommended: Sundog! It's a great little peak to the NW with some short scrambling and a good descent route

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Feb 16, 2004 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2004

Multiple  Sucess!

29 Apr 2006 - Northwest Face/Northeast Face
Biked from the road closure to the trailhead, hiked to the south fork of silver creek, then skinned up the northwest face. Reached the summit after around 6hrs (the bicycle approach took about 1.5hrs of this). Skied down the NE face on nice snow to about 11,800' then skinned back up to the Redcloud/Sunshine connecting ridge. Skied off Redcloud as well and back to the cars at 4:00pm, 11.5 hr day. With B. Kalet

8 Aug 2004 - Ridge Traverse from Redcloud
Did the ridge traverse from Redcloud...second summit of Sunshine this year...looked a lot different than it did in winter!!

14 Feb 2004 - East Ridge
Solo winter ascent of Sunshine's East Ridge. Exceedingly tedious...reached summit after 6hrs 25min...round trip time 8hrs 40min.

flyinghighpete

flyinghighpete - Oct 21, 2003 4:47 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: October 18, 2003  Sucess!

I did this mountain after climbing Redcloud. It was 60 degrees and not a single cloud in the sky in October! We then went down the scree slope which was awesome!

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Sep 29, 2003 3:55 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek, Southfork-descent route. Date Climbed: September, 26, 2003  Sucess!

After reaching Redcloud we went on to do Sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky this day. This was the first time I have done two 14ers in one day.

The descent route was not hard to find, there is a nice climbers trail down it. after the first switchback it heads straight down the scree slope and there was times I was rock skiing. I just create a rock slide and go with it and use my pole to slow my ascent if I go too fast. It was very fun and we lost elevation very fast. I highly recommend this route if you have a pole or hiking stick. Nothing really scary, just a good fast descent.

mtnhiker13

mtnhiker13 - Sep 10, 2003 8:47 am

Route Climbed: Mill Creek Date Climbed: 08/31/2003  Sucess!

We took a very steep approach to Sunshine from Mill Creek. Very steep. I wasn't having the greatest day so it was a struggle but we made it to the top pretty quickly. Once on top we made the traverse over to Redcloud. People we met were very confused when they saw us returning over to Sunshine for our descent. A very nice day.

big_g

big_g - Aug 16, 2003 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2003

Route Climbed: Redcloud Traverse  Sucess!

Easy traverse from Redcloud. Sat a while on the ridge and enjoyed the view, ate, and relaxed. It started clouding up but never did rain.

charms

charms - Aug 5, 2003 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: Ridge over "Sun Dog" Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

My wife and I bushwacked our way up to the ridge that leads to "Sun Dog" from the trail were South Silver Creek feeds Silver Creek. We climbed the ridge and scrambled onto "Sun Dog". We crossed over the ridge and descended into the basin below Sunshine. We climbed the rock glacier on the west side of the Sunshine/Redcloud saddle and then followed the trail to the summit of Sunshine. We then descended back down into South Silver Creek and followed the trail down.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jul 27, 2003 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 17, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed with Redcloud

mmoerk

mmoerk - Jul 13, 2003 12:08 am

Route Climbed: North ridge from Redcloud Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed up Redcloud via the standard route, then traversed over the easy ridge to Sunshine. Beautiful day. To make things interesting, I descended to the west, and followed the northwest ridge over Sundog for my descent. Interesting route, and a good way to lose the crowds.

RyanS

RyanS - Jun 9, 2003 11:19 am

Route Climbed: Mills Creek Date Climbed: May 24, 2003  Sucess!

A fun route up Sunshine, if you don't mind the steepness! My trip report is available here.

Kane

Kane - May 29, 2003 6:47 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Sunshine is in a beautiful setting. The hike from Redcloud is a lark but the views are different than Redcloud. A worthwhile hike!

Grant

Grant - Feb 5, 2003 1:44 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek - 10,400 Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001  Sucess!

Sunshine was a mile and a half to the South of Redcloud and 500 vertical feet from the saddle to the peak. Reaching the summit was a piece of cake.



After about ten minutes on the summit I was headed back to Redcloud and then back down to the trailhead.

lemushratfou - Oct 9, 2002 2:43 pm

Route Climbed: Redcloud/Sunshine traverse Date Climbed: September 21,2002  Sucess!

Camped at Grizzly Gulch and made my way up to Redcloud from there,along the ridge to Sunshine,back to the saddle and then straight down the scree to pick up the Silver Creek trail not far from the road.Nice weather.A few folk on Redcloud but had Sunshine all to myself.



Alex :o)

rmjwinters

rmjwinters - Oct 5, 2002 9:29 pm

Route Climbed: East ridge via Redcloud Date Climbed: August 7 1999  Sucess!

Nice day. Love the San Juans.

xskier77

xskier77 - Jul 5, 2002 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!

Ran over to Sunshine after summiting Redcloud. A fast and easy ridge to reach the summit of Sunshine. By running most of the ridge it only took me 45 minutes to get from Redcloud to Sunshine. Very easy day bagging both peaks.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 5, 2002 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

We returned via the South Fork Silver Creek trail and were glad because we would have gotten much wetter had we returned over Redcloud.

ctruscot - Jul 3, 2002 9:43 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Septemeber 16, 2000  Sucess!

Did Sunshine-Redcloud combination. Great fall day!

tedde1 - Mar 27, 2002 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: july 5, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed in conjuction with Redcloud a great day,

A little tricky picking my down through the snowfields and talus.

Peter Eliassen

Peter Eliassen - Aug 16, 2001 11:49 am

Route Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: 7/23/01  Sucess!

Wonderful ridge traverse from Redcloud...great views!

miztflip

miztflip - Aug 8, 2001 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: June 20, 2000  Sucess!

Climbed along with redcloud. A nice stroll.

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