James Peak & St. Mary's Glacier Climber's Log

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MikeLJ - Oct 7, 2017 10:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2004

Cool day  Sucess!

Ascent in early fall.


aislinnmcl - Apr 11, 2017 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2017

First 13er  Sucess!

Climbed St. Mary's Glacier to James Peak via SE Slopes Route. Left trailhead at 7:30am ($5 for parking) to avoid soft snow in the afternoon. Bare booted up the glacier with gusts up to 35-40mph. Put on snowshoes after about 2 miles. Missed the cairns that mark the trail as it hugs the ravine to the left but keeping right along the ridge works well too. Took 5.5 hours. Awesome weather - sunny, no clouds, all views.


rmjwinters - Jul 29, 2015 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2015

Standard via St Marys  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Lots of people around the lake and glacier but only 4 people on James Peak.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 18, 2015 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

Standard St. Mary's Route  Sucess!

Wow, lots of snow up there still! Ascended the standard St M's route, except we went up through the trees and enjoyed the steeper snowfield on climber's left of the snowfield proper. Ascended much of the way with a cool groups of 4 Czechs and one suffering US guy. Enjoy a short glissade off the summit. A lot of skiers and boarders out this day! Late lunch at Tommy Knockers, of course. With Mikey.


nickkarl - Dec 21, 2014 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2014

Long Day  Sucess!

Long day of post hole hell. But still a fun day. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/12/james-peak.html


StashMaster - Dec 14, 2014 5:29 pm

Beautiful Summit Hike  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Rollinsville side this time & it was a beautiful approach. More wildflowers than I've ever seen around that area. Great summit hike!

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Over the glacier and over the meadow...  Sucess!

From Saint Mary's Lake.


BradBartick - May 18, 2014 9:34 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Snow and some light post-holing, but no biggie and overall a good day. Great weather, temps in 50's, light breeze. Nice cornices on the summit ridge. Lots of skiers.


Kiefer - Dec 13, 2013 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

An awfully brutal day with insane winds. Wasn't all that cold really but the winds made it nigh of impossible to stop for even a quick food break.
Blue skies, hard-slab snow. Thank God this is as easy as they come. Else, with current snow conditions, might have thought twice of going for the summit.
Good day.


MadGrad96 - Nov 1, 2013 10:30 pm

James Peak  Sucess!

Early season practice

alpineair - Oct 28, 2013 1:59 pm

James Peak  Sucess!

Three times so far. I see this peak almost everyday commuting.


telemarkdude - Oct 13, 2013 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

Great Fall Day  Sucess!

Perfect day! Nice early season dusting of snow on all the surrounding peaks gave it an alpine feel.


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Old ski area  Sucess!

Descended through the next valley to the west and passed by the old ski area with its relics of lift huts, terrain park rails and other antiques.


Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Friendly marmots  Sucess!

Loved this hike. Still lots of snow and friendly group of marmots at the summit.

williama3 - Feb 4, 2013 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

Great Hike  Sucess!

Great Hike, and nice views. Parked at James Peak Lake Trail to start the ascent.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011

couple times  Sucess!

fun place...


TiogaBradford - Nov 25, 2012 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

Felt the elevation  Sucess!

There was a time when I lived in Colorado, hiked a lot, and could climb mountains like these fairly easily. That time has passed. Now that I live in Alabama, and this being my first climb up a Colorado mountain in 3 years, my lungs burned all the way up. I enjoyed it nonetheless!

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011

First time a lot of snow.  Sucess!

Wow, it was my first trip where I needed an ice axe and my new ice trekkers. The latter broke appart. Whiteout on the summit.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jun 19, 2012 3:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Started from the upper parking lot (TH) and followed the ridge line northbound. Got back to the parking lot by the snowfield above Saint Mary's Glacier.

Perfect weather, windy though. Fun ascent and descent with Stacey.


jpvt - Jun 3, 2012 10:11 pm

Lots of sun

Great views!

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