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

Viewing: 41-60 of 123

Hostilejim - Jul 30, 2010 9:16 pm

North slopes  Sucess!

Climbed from Rogers Pass, and on the summit had jets fly below us. This was amazing.

JacLMill - Jun 3, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010

Birthday Present  Sucess!

Hiked and then skied James Peak from St. Mary's Glacier. First ski descent and first peak with my puppy. A great present for my birthday, today.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - May 4, 2010 6:37 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2010

St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Great ski descent after battling the wind all the way up. I was knocked to the ground twice, and Ben three times. Brutal conditions, but well worth the effort.


JonW - Mar 13, 2010 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

St. Mary's Glacier  Sucess!

Great, safe, winter climb. Easy to avoid slopes prone to sliding. Just be mindful of the way back down if conditions turn. It would be easy to miss the right descent.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 1:57 am

Super Star  Sucess!

Super Star was in fine shape, plenty of snow still.


colinpence - Sep 30, 2009 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004

excellent hike  Sucess!

This was one of my early climbs with the IU hiking group, and I enjoyed it thoroughly enough to be inspired to keep hiking weekly with this group!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Jan 6, 2008 4:40 pm

superstar couloir  Sucess!



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.

Viewing: 41-60 of 123
Return to 'James Peak & St. Mary's Glacier' main page