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James Peak

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 3.5 (4)

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


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Ascent

13,251' 4,039 m

High

11,385' 3,470 m

Low

1,866' 569 m

Up

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Down

14%

Avg Slope (8°)

37%

Max Slope (20°)
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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Jacob Winey

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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in Indian Peaks

#252

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#71

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#252

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Beautifully inset
Mar 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Skier in the top of Shooting Star
Mar 28, 2018 near Winter…, CO
James peak
Apr 28, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Jump turns necessary
Mar 26, 2018 near Winter…, CO

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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