Sunshine Peak Climber's Log

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Gahugafuga - May 29, 2007 4:11 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

N Face Ski Descent  Sucess!

Bootpacked the N Ridge from the Redcloud-Sunshine saddle. Skied from the summit out onto the NW face. At 13300', turned onto the N face and skied through a narrow, deeply inset chute. Skied to 11300' where the snow ran out. Lugging 40lbs of gear makes even the smallest 14er a challenge.


ktiffany22 - Mar 26, 2007 5:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Duo day extended....  Sucess!

Following poor weather the day before, we headed back up to summit Sunshine. We decided to climb Sundog on our way up- wow, LOTS of vertical fast on this hike! Things were a breeze once we came off of Sundog- we're glad we took an alternate route to yesterdays hike!


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1995

with Redcloud  Sucess!

descending from the saddle involves lots of unpleasant scree

royswkr - Sep 21, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1991

Loop up by pass and down scree gully  Sucess!



rasgoat - Sep 17, 2006 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Via Sundog  Sucess!

Did the Sundog, Sunshine, Redcloud loop, it was great! see the

laureljarndt - Aug 15, 2006 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006


Stayed in Silverton for some awesome fireworks on July 4, than off to knock off the twofer on the 5th. Trail was not just 4 wheel, but needed good clearance for some off-cambered areas.


Renardo - Aug 6, 2006 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004

Lowest 14er  Sucess!

Standard combo with Redcloud.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1992

92 a good year  Sucess!



Diggler - Jul 13, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

NW face/ridge, via 'Sundog'  Sucess!

After renting a Jeep due to family only having one car (my mom & dad justifiably wanted a rest day after doing Redcloud the day before), left Crystal Lodge @ 6.27, arriving at the trailhead at 6.58. Leaving the trailhead at 7.10, got to the drainage turnoff in half an hour. Following the ridge through the woods, summited “Sundog” at 9.36. Elevation drop to plateau below Sunshine (& subsequent regain) a real bitch. Summited Sunshine at 10.51, dark & menacing clouds directly overhead. Departed summit at 10.57. Hauling ass back down, reached river junction at 12.45, & the parking lot at 13.13. Despite the grueling talus- & scree-slogging, it was a great day, & cool to bag a 13er en route too.


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Route Climbed: from Redcloud  Sucess!

Beautiful day, descended the scree from the saddle between Redcloud and Sunshine. This route follows a gorgeous drainage into the forest.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 1, 2006 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Sunshine & Redcloud Ski  Sucess!

Skied the northeast face from the summit, climbed back up to the Sunshine-Redcloud ridge and up to Redcloud. Climbed with bc44caesar. RT: 11.5 hours.


ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 26, 2006 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Redcloud and Sunshine  Sucess!

Climbed with Redcloud. Another Gorgeous day in the San Juans!


km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2003

Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse  Sucess!

An absolute killer day! I never saw a soul…. it was like having the whole wilderness area to myself. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip. Would go again.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 5, 2006 3:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1968

Redcloud-Sunshine Traverse  Sucess!

From Red Cloud.


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005

Via Redclouds South Ridge  Sucess!

The distance between Redcloud and Sunshine is mellow and easy hiking. This areas reddish gold soil was very unique to what I'm used to seeing closer to Denver. This climb was great but my trip through Lake City was a real dissapointment...nothing to do there so I just hung at my camp and consumed beer :)


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1998

from Redcloud  Sucess!

Uneventful, but beautiful hike on this 14er.


foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 6:39 pm

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Winter climb, turned back in bad weather before Redcloud, last 14er before moving.


benjohnson - Feb 16, 2006 12:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

#2  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction w/ Redcloud. Second 14er behind Redcloud.


Kiefer - Jan 26, 2006 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: From Redcloud Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

A delightfil, simple walk from Redcloud. I shared a cup of tea with one individual at the summit. Just the two of us for awhile then he left. I stayed for awhile.

A very good day.


sprosseda - Jan 25, 2006 5:27 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

Combined with Redcloud. Nothing special, ok views of San Juans.

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