Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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schleger - Aug 18, 2016 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2016

From Redcloud  Sucess!

Opted to return via Redcloud rather than down 13er Sun Dog as we weren't sure of the route. Turns out if you descend via Sun Dog there is a long stretch of brutal talus slope to down climb. 1/2 inch of snow dusting peaks above 12000'.


wbass - Jul 7, 2016 12:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Redcloud / Sunshine  Sucess!

Wow, five more feet! Sunshine did seem to be harder ascent than Redcloud. We intended to go down Sundog, but the weather wasn't looking great and Sundog was looking rotten, we we retraced. A wonderful day though!


yadahzoemtn - Jan 5, 2016 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015

With Redcloud Twice  Sucess!

Redcloud, Sunshine, and back over Redcloud


SarahThompson - Jan 4, 2016 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004

3x  Sucess!

9/5/04 - Standard route with Redcloud after a big Labor Day weekend snow. Got snowblindness very badly. Lesson learned!

3/8/08 - Winter ascent of east ridge from Mill Creek Campground.

1/2/16 - Winter ascent of east ridge from Mill Creek Campground.


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

Sunshine  Sucess!



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

Redcloud and Sunshine combo  Sucess!

Redcloud and Sunshine combo


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 - 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 - 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.

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