Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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pittbrownie - Jun 29, 2008 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

from Redcloud  Sucess!

From Redcloud Peak. Hard hike after doing the San Juan Solstice the day before.


Tajji - Jun 20, 2008 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Came from Redcloud  Sucess!

A nice traverse from Redcloud Peak. Hairy snow conditions in the basin gullies made for an wet, on-edge descent.


Natasha - Apr 28, 2008 11:59 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2008

Sunshine via Mill Creek  Sucess!

Hiked in via Mill Creek...the most noteworthy scree I've ever encountered. Didn't hit any contiguous snow until 11,000'. ridges were heavily corniced, an ice axe was a must in short sections.


shanahan96 - Apr 17, 2008 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008

easy jaunt up a real pain  Sucess!

2/15/14- second winter hike of sunshine, w/mike. snowshoed all the way to sunshine's summit. set off an avalanche slamming a trekking pole into the summit's snow after returning from redcloud! really? the northern san juans have a very unstable snowpack currently.

3/8/08- finished off three years of nightmares with a winter summit of sunshine peak! summited with jamie, sarah and prakash on a beautiful march day. #25/100 winter

quite the change from a horrid weekend attempt of sunshine in march 2005. glad to have this one under my belt!


Boulder CO

Boulder CO - Mar 23, 2008 5:39 am

sunshine/redcloud  Sucess!

group of five a few years back linked sunshine and redcloud on our last day leaving the backcountry


MountainHikerCO - Feb 14, 2008 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1991

East Ridge  Sucess!

I climbed the east ridge from Mill Creek trailhead. Then went over and got Redcloud before returning the same way.


argothor - Oct 5, 2007 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003

Redcloud to Sunshine  Sucess!

First summited Redcloud then hiked over the saddle to Sunshine.


myrone - Sep 24, 2007 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

From Redcloud Peak summit  Sucess!

Started the hike from Silver Creek TH at 6:46AM and reached Redcloud Peak at 9:38. Started across the ridge/saddle at 9:55AM, back-and-forth by noon. Back down to the TH by 2:15PM on this beautiful autumn day in Colorado. My 34th 14'er....sweet!!


Mots010 - Sep 19, 2007 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Redcloud Peak, Sunshine Peak  Sucess!

First trip to the San Juans. 5.5 hour round trip. Extremely windy on the ridge and weather was unstable from start of hike.


cruzit - Sep 18, 2007 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

Via Redcloud  Sucess!

We only saw one other climber all day. Beautiful day with my husband and dog.


HylianHero - Sep 17, 2007 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2004

#21  Sucess!

We went over Redcloud and climbed to Sunshine. It was a pretty easy ridge, but definitely a tiring hike back over Redcloud and down.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Sep 14, 2007 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Sunshine Via Redcloud  Sucess!

Lots of Snow. Met some buddies up there and climbed Sunshine and Redcloud in one day. Very Long Day. #3 and #4 14er Climbed.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Sep 6, 2007 12:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

Via Redcloud  Sucess!

Great day in the mountains. Descended the northwest slope. I don't recommend this unless you love 2000 ft of loose talus, but it saves you from re-climbing Redcloud. The talus was hell on my dog's paws.


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:45 pm

hey hey  Sucess!

yup. did it... with redcloud and handies that day.


heather14 - Sep 3, 2007 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Redcloud & Sunshine  Sucess!

Did the combo and descended the scree slope from the saddle....definitely steep and loose. A great day none the less!


mountainloverCO - Aug 26, 2007 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Redcloud-Sunshine Duo  Sucess!

Did the traverse on over from Redcloud, and enjoyed great weather throughout. A warning, however: Sunshine looks a lot closer to Redcloud than it really is... This one was my 20th 14er.


kylerlott - Aug 21, 2007 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Silver Creek TH  Sucess!

I shot over from Redcloud, took a little longer than I thought, but the ridge was a nice little jaunt over to Sunshine. I would really like to make one big loop going the standard way then from Sunshine go down and over "Sundog" and then drop down from there onto the main trail or vice versa.


jhansen007 - Aug 19, 2007 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Silver Creek TH  Sucess!

Standard loop. Climbed Sunshine first via the saddle between it and Redcloud. Some loos crap up to the saddle but almost all the mountains I've done this summer have been on rotten slopes so getting sort of used to stuff moving under my feet.


ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Sunshine  Sucess!

Decided to go a different route since I had already done Redcloud prior. Not sure of the route name but it was the first time I got a little nervous on a descent. Great adventure!


vayporz - Aug 11, 2007 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Synd Combo  Sucess!

#7-8 14ers.

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