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is a mountain located at the juncture of Clear Creek County
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, Grand County
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, and Gilpin County
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in north central Colorado
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in the United States
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. It has an elevation of 13,260 feet (4,042 meters).
James Peak is named after Dr. Edwin James, the botanist on Major Stephen H. Long's expedition of 1820. James is the first known person to successfully climb Pikes Peak.
James Peak has a broad south slope that is very popular with hikers. The steep, sheer walls of the east face, offer multiple technical couloirs for snow climbers, skiers, and snowboarders. From south to north, these routes are named 'Bailout', 'Starlight', 'Sky Pilot', 'Shooting Star', and 'Superstar'.