Red Peak A  
Condition Updates  
Route: From Hoosier Pass
Posted On: 2022-07-09, By: madmattd
Info: Full summer conditions. Tacked on Red Peak A to Hoosier/Red Mountain C. On the way back from Red Mountain to Hoosier Ridge, I angled climber's left to where a band of rock coming off Hoosier's summit turned to tundra ~200' below the summit ridge. From here I was able to traverse over to the Red Peak/Hoosier Ridge saddle with only a short stretch of steep sidehill talus (which was a little loose), and minimal extra elevation gain/loss. Easy trek up to Red Peak from there. On the return I took the ridge direct back to Hoosier Ridge's summit and back to the pass. 
Route: From Willow Lakes
Posted On: 2022-07-10, By: Laxer04
Info: Climbed from camp down at Willow Lakes. Took the grassy slopes to the south side of the upper Willow Lake and followed those up next to the southernmost zodiac spire. Boulder hop from there to the Red Peak summit. There is still a good amount of snow around and above Willow Lakes, but it is mostly avoidable on the route I took. I crossed one small snowfield the entire way. This is a great way to get Red if you are camping down at Willow! 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2022-03-27, By: Carl_Healy
Info: Aside from a bit of snow on the descent of Hoosier Ridge Summit to saddle (which wasn't too much trouble) this part of the route was almost entirely dry. For info on conditions from Hoosier Pass to Hoosier Ridge Summit see Hoosier Ridge Summit Condition Report. 
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Route: Northeast Ridge
Posted On: 2022-02-19, By: B_2
Info: Mostly dry all the way out/back from Hoosier Ridge. Some shallow snow drifts/patches to navigate on East side of HR. 
Route: From Hoosier Pass
Posted On: 2021-10-23, By: asueagle02
Info: Minor snow on initial descent from Hoosier Ridge summit, completely dry after that. 
Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2021-03-07, By: dolfh
Info: Floatation helpful for the first 3/4 mi above Hoosier Pass, especially later in the day. Patchy snow up on Hoosier Ridge. 
Route: From Hoosier Pass
Posted On: 2021-01-02, By: daway8
Info: Joined the large crew going up to Hoosier Ridge from Hoosier Pass then a couple of us went on to Red Peak A. Enough traffic along the trail that several of us didn't bother with snowshoes but a few in the group used them. After reaching the start of the ridge most of the people using snowshoes stashed them since the rest was fairly windblown except small sections. Going over to Red Peak A there was one steep snowfield just off Hoosier Ridge but still had rocks sticking up and was largely dry after that. Looking over to Red Mountain C (didn't go there) it looked mostly good except that one typical steep snowfield that could cause problems. Noted that Silverheels looked like it might possibly be doable from this side at the moment given the somewhat light looking snow coverage. Will add several photos. 
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Route: From Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2020-12-26, By: weakenedwarrior
Info: Some hard wind crust coming down from Hoosier Ridge for maybe 100 feet, then virtually no snow at all. Edit: I don't know why the captions are not coming through... #1: From the last bump in the ridge before the actual summit, view of Hoosier Ridge and Red Peak #2: Looking back at Hoosier Ridge #3: Hoosier Ridge and Red Mountain with mighty Mt Quandary Peak in the background #4: Looking E-NE at Boreas and Bald #5: Looking S at Silverheels 
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Route: From Hoosier Ridge, down NE
Posted On: 2020-06-28, By: moltar
Info: Totally clear 
Route: From Hoosier ridge
Posted On: 2020-06-14, By: Kitten
Info: From Hosier ridge Summer conditions, went down Northeast Ridge. Picture was taken on the way down, looking back. 
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Route: from Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2019-06-30, By: shaunblair
Info: One short snow patch to cross immediately off of Hoosier Ridge, otherwise snow free summer conditions. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2019-01-13, By: WildWanderer
Info: From the summit of Hoosier Ridge I wore snowshoes to summit Red Peak A, but they weren't necessary. In fact, there were tons of rocks, so they slowed me down. I followed goat tracks to the summit. 
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Route: From Hoosier Pass
Posted On: 2018-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: From the trailhead to treeline pay attention! You do not follow the road all the way to the radio towers, instead hopping off the road at a curve. Once above treeline the route is obvious. You don't need to top out on every bump on the ridge, many can and should be skirted for time/ease. To get to Red Mountain and Red Peak you can wrap around the ridge's summit instead of going directly over the top, which will save a little bit of elevation gain. There are some small, broken outcroppings blocking the middle of the ridge to the summit. You can climb them directly if you wish but it's easiest to go around the sides. 
Route: Via Hoosier Ridge
Posted On: 2016-10-18, By: JasonKline
Info: The small amount of snow was only an inch or two deep and easily avoidable. 

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