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 Peak:  Sunshine Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Face
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Nelson
 Date of Information:  06/01/2013
 Date Posted:  06/01/2013
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Crampons and an ax are a must to get past the gendarme guarding the crux. The good news is there is a strip of snow from about 12,000 to 13,400. This is a lot more pleasant than the talus. I descended the Redcloud standard route. I left the summit about 10:15. Any snow I encountered was mush and I postholed to the ground. The good news is you can really avoid 99% of it.



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