Traverse from East Partner with Rachael, bypassed the serrated section in the middle to avoid needing a rope. Third time up West Partner.
Beautiful day. The traverse was great scrambling with route-finding. We stayed high on the ridge. 45 minutes from East to the saddle, then after a break 2h45m to West.
Can't believe it's taken me 5 years to climb something in the Gore range. Fantastic scramble up the south ridge with lots of class 3 (maybe some class 4 if you want it)-had the whole mountain to myself.
Climbed with lordhelmut via East Booth Pass after an ascent of The Spider, second time up this one.
Did the traverse from E. Partner. Spectacular ridge run on generally solid rock! We brought a rope and were glad that we did. The descent into the saddle if going from east to west is low 5th class, so most of us rappelled it. There is also a very exposed knife edge with a tricky downclimb into a chimney that some of us took a belay on. Continued on to Outpost, which is not a cakewalk either.
West Partner is a great mountain. The scrambling is a blast. I climbed this peak by myself and had one of the best days of the summer. I basically followed the Scrambles book route, and decended the West Ridge, which is an easier class 2 route. I highly recommend West Partner.
I did the traverse with thoth. Beautiful day in the Gore. We made pretty good time up East Partner and then took off on the traverse. The first 2/3 was pretty easy class 3. The last 1/3 consisted of fun scrambling with some low class 5 if you try to stay high on the ridge. Exactly 2 hrs from East Partner to West Partner.
Ridge is complicated. With moderate experience and speed the traverse took us 3 hrs, 40 mins! Lots of routefinding. A few low 5th class (5.2ish?) sections. Endlss obstacles. There seemed to be plenty of reasonable places to bail from the ridge if need be. Also, much of the harder scrambling could probably be avoided by loosing some elevation and dropping down off the ridge.
Started from Booth Lake and traversed ridge above Booth and the smaller lake to the NW. Suprised to see another party of two descending from this peak shortly before we reached the summit
Did a one-day roundtrip from the Booth Creek trailhead. Once it got going, the south ridge was a blast. There is one exposed slab in particular that was the highlight for me, located about two small notches before the summit. It looks like a death wish from below, but it has these huge seams in it that make it very easy, albeit exposed. Also ran into a downward sloping knife edge that was extremely sharp and smooth-sided. Opted not to test my luck with a 1000' drop on the right side. When in doubt, look to the left for an easier way.
Burley route up the west face, around the back, accross the big gully and up to the summit. With Ben L. from base camp in upper Booth Lake basin.
Nice route. My partner and I generally followed the description from the new Colorado scrambles guide book. Approach via Booth Falls Trail. Descent via West Ridge.
I climbed this with a friend on a backpacking trip long before I knew it had a name. We camped at the little lake east of Booth Lake and scrambled up the ridge from the saddle between the Booth and Piney drainages. I would rate that route Class 2+ if memory serves - a lot of boulder hopping, little scrambling. The views were amazing.
We had intended to backpack over a number of intervening ridges and out the Deluge Creek drainage as described in an old article I found online from the '70s written by a super-dayhiker. However after dragging ourselves up, then down, the very steep ridge between Booth and Pitkin drainages (the south ridge of Peak U) with full packs, we decided that some rest and relaxation in the Pitkin Valley was a better way to spend the rest of the trip.
What an awesome mountain. Lots of fun scrambling along the ridgeline. Both the Pitkin and Booth Creek valleys looked awesome. I started from Booth Creek, but because of the distance and likely added difficulty of attaining the ridge from there, it might be better to start from Pitkin Creek. Clear sunny skies all day- I will be back in the Gores soon.
Another good one. Went up as an overnight with Kane, Jon, and the dynamic duo of Raymond and Sopris. Had a 500 pound (guess) boulder drop out from underneath me at the first obstacle along the ridge. A good wakeup call as there were some other surprises along the way.
A wonderful "Mayan Temple" of a mountain. Much more difficult then expected. Kane and Colenalpyat offered pleasant company. My dogs Sopris and Raymond made it to a high false summit but couldn't cross the big gulley. I am still proud of them. I wouldn't have made it myself without Jim dog sitting. Thank you again.
This mountain turned out to be more fun than we expected. A great route on a great mountain.