Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 39.71678°N / 106.2951°W
Additional Information County: Eagle, Summit
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 12965 ft / 3952 m
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Overview

 

 

 

The Saw /West Partner from summit Peak P

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

It is deeply hidden in the Gore Range. Located between the rarely visited Upper Piney Valley and the even more isolated North and South Slate Creek Drainages. Absolute solitude is guaranteed.

Classic ridge scrambles connect Peak P  with West Partner ("The Saw") and with Peak ("The Rocking Horse").

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.



Children

Children

Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. For example, the Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children.