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Ascent of Redcloud Peak on 1988-07-23

Climber: David Olson

Others in Party:Bob Paulson to camp.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 23, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Redcloud Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14034 ft / 4277 m

Ascent Trip Report

At 6:00 pm, with Lee F & Steve Hudson hiking into view I set out to climb Sunshine. Getting up to the saddle between Sunshine & Redcloud was a choice between loose, mobile talus and hard-packed dirt with no footholds. I made Sunshine, 14001 ft, at 8:01 pm. I
then decided to go for Redcloud. Halfway up Redcloud the sun set. I made Redcloud, 14034 ft, at 8:47 pm. I went down the normal route of Redcloud, to the saddle, under ambient light, then I got out my flashlight and made camp at 10:18 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3624 ft / 1105 m
    Elevation Loss:2714 ft / 827 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3624 ft / 1105 m
    Route:Up Silver Creek trail to make camp, then up South
    Trailhead:Trailhead at Silver Creek  10410 ft / 3172 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2714 ft / 827 m
    Route:Standard route down Redcloud
    Trailhead:Camp at junction of forks  11320 ft / 3450 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 31 Minutes



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