Peak P

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Mountain/Rock
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Activities:
Mountaineering
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Elevation:
12965 ft / 3952 m
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Peak P
Created On: Aug 24, 2009
Last Edited On: Mar 23, 2018

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.








Peak P

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