Redcloud Peak from Silver Creek

Trip Date:Oct-12-2002
Trailhead Name:Silver Creek
Trailhead Elevation:10,400 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,640 Feet
Route Name:Northeast Ridge
Round Trip Length:8.5 Miles
Trip Duration:7h 00m
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Redcloud Peak

Elevation:14,034 Feet Redcloud Peak
Rank:46th of 54
Range:San Juan
Our camp at the Silver Creek trailhead. Elevation: 10,400 feet. Looking up the trail and valley from our camp. We have over 4 miles to the summit from here. The Northeast ridge to the summit. Note the trail winding up the ridgeline.
Our camp at the Silver Creek trailhead. Elevation: 10,400 feet. Looking up the trail and valley from our camp. We have over 4 miles to the summit from here. The Northeast ridge to the summit. Note the trail winding up the ridgeline.
The false summit (right) and the actual summit (left) encased in snow. The last pitch to the summit. Check out the corniced ridgeline. A western view of the San Juans and Cinnamon Pass.
The false summit (right) and the actual summit (left) encased in snow. The last pitch to the summit. Check out the corniced ridgeline. A western view of the San Juans and Cinnamon Pass.
Uncompahgre Peak (Elev. 14,309 feet), which lies north of Redcloud. Wetternhorn Peak (Elev. 14,015 feet), which lies a few miles west of Uncompahgre. Looking down on our camp area from the summit.
Uncompahgre Peak (Elev. 14,309 feet), which lies north of Redcloud. Wetternhorn Peak (Elev. 14,015 feet), which lies a few miles west of Uncompahgre. Looking down on our camp area from the summit.
Brian shivering on his 32nd summit. Sunshine Peak (Elev. 14,001 feet) and the trail from Redcloud. The Northeast ridge and headwall, snow covered.
Brian shivering on his 32nd summit. Sunshine Peak (Elev. 14,001 feet) and the trail from Redcloud. The Northeast ridge and headwall, snow covered.
The basin, which sits at 12,300 feet, was filled with snow. Handies Peak (Elev. 14,048 feet), which lies about 5 miles west of Redcloud. Looking down the Silver Creek valley, which was very colorful.
The basin, which sits at 12,300 feet, was filled with snow. Handies Peak (Elev. 14,048 feet), which lies about 5 miles west of Redcloud. Looking down the Silver Creek valley, which was very colorful.
A distant view of the trailhead, our camp, and the Burroughs Park Historic Site.
A distant view of the trailhead, our camp, and the Burroughs Park Historic Site.