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2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,866' 569 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 13,251' 4,039 m
Low: 11,385' 3,470 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 37% (20°)
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Trail shared by Jacob Winey

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An easy skin to the summit of a classic Colorado peak.

Jacob Winey
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From where the Saint Mary's Glacier (approach) ends, continue on across the flat shoulder of James Peak to the base of the east ridge. This shoulder is a lot further than it looks and will sometimes be wind-scoured, so you may not be able to skin all the way across it. The ridge curves from being east-facing to south-facing as you climb up three bowls on your way to the summit.

From the summit you get spectacular views of the rest of the front range, as well as Winter Park and Berthoud Pass.

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Mar 28, 2019
Quentin Ribierre
Feb 10, 2019
Josh K
Feb 10, 2019
Paul Richard
Jun 2, 2018
Eric Internicola
Hiked / Skinned James Peak with Mr. Bean and we skied some fantastic summer ski turns. 2.5mi

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