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

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


scramblingbadger - 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 - Jul 25, 2007 11:19 am

Winter playground

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


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.


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.

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