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Ascent of Sunshine Peak on 1988-07-23

Climber: David Olson

Others in Party:Bob Paulson to camp
Date:Saturday, July 23, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sunshine Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14001 ft / 4267 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked up to the forks of Silver Creek and found a campsite. 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:3591 ft / 1095 m
    Elevation Loss:2681 ft / 817 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3591 ft / 1095 m
    Route:Ascend Silver Creek trail to forks and make camp,
    Trailhead:Trailhead at Silver Creek  10410 ft / 3172 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2681 ft / 817 m
    Route:Traverse over to Redcloud, then down Redcloud's st
    Trailhead:same as start point  11320 ft / 3450 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 18 Minutes



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