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James Peak

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2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Ascent

1,866' 569 m

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Descent

14%

Avg Slope (8°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)

13,251' 4,039 m

High

11,385' 3,470 m

Low

Shared By Jacob Winey

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Avalanche risk for Oct 15, 2018: Extreme

Avoid all avalanche terrain. Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.

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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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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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