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Peak P

 
Peak P

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: Peak P

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 12965 ft / 3952 m

 

Page By: Niederbayer

Created/Edited: Aug 24, 2009 / Jun 13, 2011

Object ID: 544638

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Overview

 
The Saw /West Partner from summit Peak P
 

Peak P is a more obscure member of the (already pretty obscure) club of the Gore Range Alphabet.

Located between the rarely visited Upper Piney Valley and the even more isolated North and South Slate Creek Drainages, it is deeply hidden in the Gore Range - absolute loneliness is guaranteed.

Peak P is connected with West Partner via "The Saw" and with Peak J via "The Rocking Horse" - which both offer classic ridge scrambles.

Following Kane's example I did not provide a map and kept my route description comparably short.

I trust that if you venture that deep into the Gore Range you will do your proper preparation anyways.

Getting There

 
West Partner - South Slate Creek Drainage
 

Peak P can be accessed from the Piney Valley (via long, grassy slopes), from the trailheads accessing the Slate Creek Drainage from the East (which requires long bushwhacks) and from the Pitkin Lake Trailhead (which requires a trickly scramble in and out of the Slate Creek Drainage from Pitkin Lake)

Red Tape/Camping/Mountain Conditions

 
 The Saw  - from South Slate Creek Drainage
 
 
Upper South Slate Creek
 

You will hike most the time in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness - please abide to all
Wilderness Regulations

Plenty of camping spots along the way after you left the treeline behind you.

Bring plenty of DEET or the mosquitos will eat you alive.

Heavy thunderstorms hit the Gore Range on a regular basis - make sure to be back off any ridge at midday- you do not want to be the highest point on a ridge with an ice pick in your hands and crampons on your feet during a thunderstorm.

Images

The Saw /West Partner from summit Peak P"The Saw" - from South Slate Creek DrainagePeak PUpper South Slate CreekWest Partner - South Slate Creek DrainageWest SlopesWest Slopes
Peak PWest SlopesWest - East Partner Ridge