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Ascent of Sunshine Peak on 2006-07-15

Climber: Chris Jaquet

Others in Party:Stephanie Balter
Black Bear
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sunshine Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14001 ft / 4267 m

Ascent Trip Report

clouds started accumulating along the saddle traverse but we hit the summit quickly and enjoyed a good snack with lots of other people and one cute puppy.

The descent down the scree field from the saddle after the summit was sketchy, not only was it ball bearing scree with ankle busters and probably 30+ degrees, but there was a mean looking storm coming in. It was Stephs first big scree field and it was a gnarly one.

We got off the scree field and onto the flats in time to throw on our rain jackets in the oncoming hail storm. We kept descending and of course the sun came out by the time we were back at the car.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cold, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Route:saddle from Red Cloud
    Trailhead:Red Cloud Peak  
Descent Statistics
    Route:gnarly scree field S from Redcloud/Sunshine saddle
    Trailhead:main trailhead  



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