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

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sync

sync - Jun 29, 2009 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2009

1st Winter Summit  Sucess!

My first serious winter summit. The wind was fierce on the glacier but let up a bit after that. A long slog up the snow, but a beautiful summit, well worth the effort!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jun 20, 2009 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

James via St. Mary's  Sucess!

Perfect weather and had the entire mountain to myself.

ChrisHunley

ChrisHunley - Mar 27, 2009 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2006

Glacier Practice  Sucess!

My first time in crampons with a mountaineering axe. Practiced on the glacier and then cruised up to the summit.

heather14

heather14 - Mar 23, 2009 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

Standard + Kingston  Sucess!

First time to St. Mary's Glacier. Nice place. Tagged Kingston on the way back down.

COhawkeye

COhawkeye - Mar 17, 2009 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

First time to St Mary's Glacier. Close to Denver.

Haliku

Haliku - Feb 7, 2009 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2009

St Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

A beautiful day for some climbing! Axe and I hit the summit before he strapped on his board to head back. I was able to glissade several segments. Not much snow up there now.
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15 Feb 2004
Wind for the first half of the climb was stiff. It died down once we reached the flank of James. Snow pack is consolidated with some loose snow. Crampons worked well for the whole trip. My wife was in snowshoes but didn't gain much advantage due to the packed snow. Great view from the summit; so many peaks to explore.

rkymtn

rkymtn - Aug 31, 2008 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Saint Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed James and Kingston for a chill day in the mountains. The views were great and the alpine start paid off, as we were down before the Labor Day weekend madness took over.
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6/12/11 - Climbed with my wife. Enjoyed watching playful marmots on the summit.

mattpierce - Aug 8, 2008 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

From Rollins Pass  Sucess!

Great hike from the Rollins Pass Road (west)

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jun 9, 2008 10:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Shooting Star climb/ski  Sucess!

Climbed this one with Jamie Nellis, Prakash (Maverick), Brian (Zenalpinist) and Stephanie. Great climb but tiring kicking steps the whole way! I then skied back down the couloir, steep and narrow and the top. Definitely my steepest backcountry line to date!

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 26, 2008 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1979

Via St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Easy climb up the standard route. Not so crowded back in those days! Done with my wife, Mrs. Rat.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 29, 2008 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2005

My first winter 13er, then Super Star & Shooting Star  Sucess!

2/27/05 - Standard route. A nice introduction to winter hiking in Colorado.

6/11/11 - Superstar Couloir from St. Marys Glacier, excellent conditions.

6/2/12 - Shooting Star Couloir, started 1.5 miles shy of the Upper Mammoth TH (on Kingston Peak Road). Good conditions, topped out before 8:30am.

sshankle

sshankle - Jan 27, 2008 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2008

St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

After we got to Loveland Pass road and found it closed, I took my wife here for her first climb. We climbed with my friend Heath and his woman, Kelly (her first climb as well). Several CMC members on a training course on the lower glacier. We climbed up the glacier to the plateau. Lots of wind, and great views all day!

mjroche

mjroche - Jan 6, 2008 4:40 pm

superstar couloir  Sucess!

fun

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Jan 5, 2008 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2002

My first mountain  Sucess!

James Peak was the first mountain I summited on an unrecorded date in the summer of 1983. That was the year I moved to Colorado. I think the mountains were already in my blood. I didn't realize yet however just how much I would get into mountain climbing. This was my third climb of James Peak.

spannring29

spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Continental Divide Traverse  Sucess!

We dropped my Jeep off at Rogers Pass, then returned to Berthoud Pass to start the traverse. Great day until I realized my keys were in my buddy's truck back at Berthoud Pass.

argothor

argothor - Oct 12, 2007 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2007

From the south along the Continental Divide Trail  Sucess!

Pleasant, but cool day. Started along the road to Fall River Reservoir following the Continental Divide Trail to the north.

armorfoot

armorfoot - Aug 9, 2007 10:57 pm

Nice traverse from Corona

Usually went up from Corona Pass. Been a few times from Berthoud. One time took a ridiculous approach from the Jim Creek drainage. Still wish to try from the east side.

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Jul 29, 2007 7:08 pm

July Snowstorm  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit from Loch Lomond with friends Greg and John. It was a mild sunny summer day - until the clouds blew in and it started snowing. We almost froze, but fortunately the storm blew out as fast as it came in, and the sun warmed things up quickly.

astrobassman

astrobassman - Jul 25, 2007 11:19 am

Winter playground

Great spot for skiing and ice axe practice thats so close to Denver...

belexes

belexes - Jul 22, 2007 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Loch Lomond Road & Continental Divide Trail  Sucess!

I hiked along the Loch Lomond road for awhile, then took the Continental Divide trail the rest of the way. Then I hiked down to Loch Lomond, and took the road back to the car. I started at 7:30, reached the summit at 9:45, and got back to the car just after noon. I saw fewer than ten people climbing James Peak, but there were a whole lotta vehicles parked all along the road to Loch Lomond. As I neared the summit, a helicopter landed down by Loch Lomond and stayed there for awhile.

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