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

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SeTeal - Jun 5, 2007 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

via the glacier  Sucess!

High winds, soft snow. Much better than the office...


altitude14er - May 20, 2007 9:32 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

via St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

I reached the lake at 7:00am, sought out the steepest section of snow jutting up from the lake between multiple large, rock outcroppings. Difficulty didn't exceed easy Class 3. Summited James Peak at 9:54am and was back home (Denver) at 12:40am.


ppergande - May 11, 2007 3:34 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2007

St. Mary's Glacier

My first time on the Glacier. Just went to top of glacier and practiced self arrest and had a ball. I can't wait to go back and ski.


hhsilleck - May 6, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2007

Route Climbed: East Slopes - St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Skied with my wife Sonya - nice spring conditions.


double_deuce - May 2, 2007 1:52 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

East ridge  Sucess!

Warm sunny day made the snow awefully soft. It was the 1st time I've climbed in this area without any wind, which was a nice change. Snow was to soft to glissade from the summit, but st. mary's glacier was still a fun trip down.


smason505 - Mar 25, 2007 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2007

East Slopes Ski  Sucess!

Skinned and hiked up the East Slopes from St. Mary's Glacier. Gorgeous day with lots of good snow. Windy and cold on top, but very pleasant everywhere else. Great skiing on the upper slopes and on the glacier.

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Mar 10, 2007 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

And then came the snow.  Sucess!

Skinned the route from Stewart Rd. to just before Loch Lomond then up E slopes. Had planned on checking out Bancroft traverse (hence the Fall River Basin start)but a whiteout came in while on summit of James. Bancroft traverse is too technical to attempt blind so... skied the E slopes with 30ft visibility. Weird solo day


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1989

talus  Sucess!

Quick talus hike

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Oct 5, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2006

East slopes  Sucess!

Felt good to get out the crampons again, but didn't need them for long. Climbed the SE ridge and descended the East slopes. Snowshoes aren't needed now. Fun hike.

royswkr - Sep 23, 2006 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004

5th times the charm  Sucess!

Finally got there from St Marys Snowfield after getting stormed off 4 other approaches


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Got one short glissade off the summit. I'll be back to ski this one next year.


Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2002

Fun day  Sucess!

Climbed James Peak by the gentle south slopes just for fun. Most notable part of the day was almost stepping on a stupid ptarmigan that didn't have the sense to move when a larger beast was approaching. In their summer plummage, they're really hard to see! A few good glissades on the way down.


WestEndAllStar - Jun 15, 2006 3:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

North Ridge Trail from Roger's Pass Lake  Sucess!

A great hike in perfect weather, sure beats working on a monday! The views above treeline were awesome, and the views down superstar and shootingstar couloirs were stunning - looks like a pair of awesome snow climbs.


1mvertical - May 29, 2006 12:32 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Summer Skiing  Sucess!

Not sure if this counts as a summer ascent yet, but it sure felt like one. Wonderful snow conditions from the top at about 10:45am.
A couple of traverses required to keep from taking the skis off.


NanitaD - Apr 7, 2006 1:10 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2001

Climb St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

We snowshoed up and glissaded down. Beautiful summit - beautiful day.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Apr 6, 2006 1:33 am Date Climbed: May 2, 1971

St, Marys Glacier  Sucess!

Total ascents = 8. One of my favorite early season hikes.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 9, 2006 12:28 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes-Anchor Gulch Date Climbed: January 7, 2006  Sucess!

Skied ~400 feet from the summit.


Asphazell - Dec 5, 2005 1:38 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes - St. Mary's Glacier Date Climbed: November 19th, 2005  Sucess!

CMC outing with some friends. Fierce winds all day, blowing snow, ice, and pebbles. Reached the summit but couldn't see anything. Ahh, the joys of winter mountaineering! Apparrently, the wind in this area of the Continental Divide rarely ceases. Great workout!


iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 12:49 am

Route Climbed: Shooting Star and Super Star Couloirs Date Climbed: Spring '03  Sucess!

Both couloirs are pretty simple. Kinda boring slogs actually.


DudeThatMustHurt - Oct 1, 2005 5:57 pm

Route Climbed: varried Date Climbed: 4 times in Feb, 05  Sucess!

Spent a good deal of time here in jan and Feb of 05, many fun trips

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