James Peak & St. Mary's Glacier Climber's Log
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|395guy||Route Climbed: tressle to Rogers Pass to James Peak Date Climbed: July 1, 2003|
|Great hike along the Continental Divide. Easy, relatively level hike up to Rogers Pass. The guidebook I had consulted for this hike said that there was no trail going up to James Peak, only bouldering. I was surprised to find a well defined trail cut by shovels complete with switchbacks and red flag markers on the northeast side of the peak. On top by 8:05am.|
Weather conditions were perfect (clear skies, 60s, virtually no wind, no threatening clouds) so I decided to go on across to Bancroft (13,250) and then to Parry Peak (13,391). I radioed back to my family at their house in Fraser that I was doing this. If I had realized that I was already halfway to Berthoud Pass, I would have continued on to there. Instead, I turned around and came back across Bancroft and James Peaks.
There was no log book on top of Parry Peak. There was a log book on top of James but no pen or pencil to sign it with! I did sign the log book on Bancroft.
|Posted Jul 15, 2003 7:27 pm|
|Grant||Route Climbed: St Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: Nov. 4, 2001|
|This mountain is a very good conditioning mountain and would be a great snowshoe in the winter.|
James has some great views and we were able to see the Flattops Wilderness.
|Posted Mar 21, 2003 2:46 pm|
|mtnhiker13||Route Climbed: from St. Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: September 15, 2001|
|This was a great trip for me, I had never seen St, Mary's Glacier before, it was great to see people skiing and snowboarding in Sept. The tundra crossing was great. Could see how it would be treacherous in a snow storm, easy to lose your way. James Peak summit was cold and windy this day so we didn't stay long.|
|Posted Dec 27, 2002 12:26 pm|
|Marmot Murmer||Route Climbed: St. Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: September 21, 2001|
|I summitted James Peak for the third time on Sept. 21, 2001. I've done it in April, July and now in the September month over the past couple of years. I tried to summit one February, but was literally blown over while making my bid...I turned around prematurely with a nasty burn from the pelting snow.|
What I like about James Peak is it's proximity to Denver and the varying terrain throughought the hike. I usually start hiking at the trailhead, snowshoe up the glacier (at the lake), and then hike over the high mountain tundra to the peak. The time I summitted in April, I was able to snowshoe from the trailhead to the summit. It's nice to get the snowshoes out in the middle of summer!
|Posted Sep 24, 2001 1:09 pm|
|Jim Clarke||Route Climbed: via St. Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: 5/15/97|
|Summited for my 30th B-day...as a namesake peak.|
|Posted Jul 23, 2001 6:49 pm|
|Zeke||Route Climbed: Shooting Star Couloir Date Climbed: July 1999|
|Great climb, highly recommended. we did it a little late in the season, it was more of a mixed effort then.|
|Posted Apr 3, 2001 11:12 am|
|theplugger||Route Climbed: East route via St Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: 06-06-2000|
|Had climbed St Mary's Glacier several times before, even had ice ax practice up there with the Colorado Mountain Club Wilderness Trekking class, but this was the first time we went all the way to the beckoning James Peak. It was a perfect blue sky Spring day with no weather complications. A wonderful spring conditioning hike!|
|Posted Apr 3, 2001 10:26 am|