-Sunlight Peak sits high above Needle Creek and Chicago Basin in the heart of the San Juans. Its summit block requires several boudering style rock moves to get to the top. No one has ever skied or snowboarded directly from the summit of Sunlight because of the last couple boulder. Most start at the base of the summit boulders about 30 or 40 feet below the summit proper. It is a beautiful peak in a remote wilderness.
5/25/2009-Erik Kling, Tom Courtright, and Pat Kelley climb and descend the Red Couloir.
photo-Tom Courtright descending the Red Couloir in nasty weather. photo by Erik Kling, 2009.
photo- Marc Barella and Carl Dowdy climbing Sunlight Peak. photo by Matt Kamper, 2010
photo- Marc Barella dropping the east face snow ramp on Sunlight. photo by Carl Dowdy, 2010