"West Partner Peak"  
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-10-03, By: supranihilest
Info: Much nicer route than "East Partner"'s South ridge. From our descent off "East Partner" we cut across boulders and grass around the north side of Pitkin Lake, then ascended the right of two steep, grassy gullies cut by a V-shaped slab. We continued basically straight up the slope, which was extremely steep and quite loose, until we hit the ridge crest. There was a short section of grass and then the ridge gave way to solid granite blocks and boulders. The initial section was Class 3, then the ridge flattened for a short bit (still scrambling across the giant boulders) before a notch halted easy progress. There's at least two ways down: a down-sloping knife edge, or a Class 3 crack/slab combo. For the latter there's a 20-foot awkward traverse on slabby rock to get to the notch. Immediately after, there's a fun, broken, Class 3 slab. Instead of ascending to the ridge crest after the slab we went west around the side and traversed on dirt and boulder ledges. This went basically all the way to the end of the ridge, which we weren't sure was the summit. There's also a short bump on the ridge about 200 feet from the end of the ridge, both appeared to be the same height. The bump was Easy Class 3. We descended the ridge to the saddle with 12er "Outpost Peak" then down a steep grass slope before traversing to the lake and trail. 
 
Route: Partner traverse
Posted On: 2019-09-10, By: tdawg012
Info: Lord Gore was merciful. Snow free entire route. Frayed red rap sling still in spicy gully btw east n west. 
 
Route: Partners Traverse
Posted On: 2016-07-23, By: WillRobnett
Info: Climbed West Partner via Partners Traverse 
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Route: View from The Fly
Posted On: 2016-07-17, By: WillRobnett
Info: Climbed Spider and the Fly, view from The Fly. West Partner upper left in shadow, East Partner in the sun slightly to it's right. 
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Route: south ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-12, By: k-berger
Info: Climbed West Partner from the Pitkin Lake side. Soggy conditions getting up to the lake but most of the snow up high is gone. Pitkin lake is completly unfrozen, booth is still half frozen. No ice axe needed, any snow still left up there is easily avoidable. Photos are looking down on Pitkin, looking towards Booth and looking east towards peak Q. If anyone wants any other photos let me know. 
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Route: Booth Lake drainage/area
Posted On: 2014-06-15, By: d_baker
Info: No summit, but a conditions on the area and the coverage up high. Booth Creek/Falls trail is dry until the top of the falls overlook, where it becomes spotty with snow banks. If you're familiar with the trail, where it goes parallel and close to Booth Creek, that is where the snow starts, which is around 10,200/300' contour, and the trail is lost to snow, almost continuous to the Booth Lake area. Summertime trail has been mostly followed, but not always. Overnight freeze must have been good. Snow conditions were quite firm and supportable. Very minimal postholes on my exit from the upper reaches of the drainage around 12pm. No snowshoes. Pic 1: "Outpost Peak" high on the r., Booth Creek drainage below, and the ascent gully that accesses W Partner's S ridge route on the left (prominent snow filled gully, angling r. to l.) Pic 2: Another look at W Partner's access gully and drainage Pic 3: West Partner's SW face. The "S" couloir I climbed a couple of years ago, in mid-May, and it's as full now as it was then. Fun climb! Nothing real steep, but aesthetic with a scrambly ridge finish. Pic 4: Booth Lake Pic 5: Mount of the Holy Cross looking healthy. 
 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2013-07-07, By: Grover
Info: I camped at Booth Lake for two nights, and was able to make it to the summit of West Partner Peak on Saturday, July 6. Since I was at the lake already, I used the West Ridge to ascend and descend the peak. At this point in time, and I think for several more weeks, it would be wise to bring traction to walk on the multiple snow fields that persist on the route leading up to the West Ridge. I used microspikes on the snow fields going up and down. If you have traction, you can connect the snow fields to save time on the talus. If I had crampons, I would have been able to stay on the snow for longer periods of time. Instead, I went from snow field to talus to snow field to talus. I did not see any snow on the South Ridge route, so if you are looking to ascend via that ridge, you should be good. 

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