Peak:  "West Partner Peak" (13er)
 Route:  West Ridge
 Range:  Gore
 Posted By:  Grover
 Date of Info:  07/06/2013
 Date Posted:  07/07/2013

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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