Peak(s):  "West Partner Pk"  -  13,041 feet
Peak P
Date Posted:  10/08/2019
Date Climbed:   10/06/2019
Author:  Jorts
Additional Members:   Dobsons
 Riding the Rockinghorse in The Gore Playground   

Linked up with Corey Dobson for a traverse of the Rockinghorse Ridge on the Gore's main spine. Started at Pitkin Creek TH, gained West Partner (Peak U), summited Rockinghorse, Peak P, then reverse traversed over to East Booth Pass and ran out Booth Falls TH. The beta from jbchalk and lordhelmut was great. Thought it could be complemented by another perspective of non-climbers without ropes and harnesses that were not out to tackle every spire along the ridge. Hopefully I don't upset the Gore Gods by providing the gpx. Took us a little under 6 hours roundtrip.

Rockinghorse Ridge Trip Report

Access: Pitkin Creek TH
Start: 0649, 10/6/2019
Climb Rating: 4 (a little low 5th)
Duration: 1:01 to Pitkin Lake
2:05 to Peak U (W. Partner)
2:57 to Rockinghorse
3:45 to Peak P
4:35 to East Booth Pass
5:33 to Booth Falls TH
5:41 back to Pitkin Creek TH
Total Distance: 14.25 mi
Vertical: 7000'
Summit: West Partner (U) 13,041' ; Rockinghorse 12,680'; P 12,965'
Weather: 25-60F/bluebird
Nearest Town: Vail, CO




My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

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Comments or Questions
Another classic day
10/08/2019 14:05
Nice report man! Another classic day in the Gore. It's been fun catching the Gore "bug" and stoked to get back in there with you and the other boys next summer already!


10/11/2019 16:24
>14 miles, 7k vert = < 6 hours. That's fast!


10/11/2019 18:31
Running the access trails is a game changer Marmot72.

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