"East Partner Peak"  
Condition Updates  
Route: Partners Traverse
Posted On: 2022-06-30, By: blueshade
Info: Traverse to West Partner Snow easily avoidable near the lake. None on route 
Route: SW Couloir
Posted On: 2022-01-31, By: ClimberSkierDave64
Info: Had a great day skiing the Southwest Couloir yesterday! It seemed that 2 people skied it the day before so there was a skin track and then a bootpack all the way up the couloir. The snow from the week prior had a sun crust on top in some places and a wind crust/wind slab in the upper portion of the couloir. The final summit scramble was short and straightforward, but it did have lots of facets on top of the rock. The first 100 ft of the couloir were extremely thin up until a choke point where a little bit of a crux move was needed. The apron and slopes leading back to Pitkin Lake definitely had the best powder and skied very well! We were able to ski from the top all the way back to the parking area. We did observe the avalanche on a NW facing slope on "Skiers Point" later in the day. It ran all the way to the valley floor and crossed the main skin track that we had used in the morning. On the ski down, we stayed on the opposite side of the drainage, but from what we could see the debris looked to be piled up pretty deep. Be super careful about crossing under some of those avy paths! 
15 4
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-10-03, By: supranihilest
Info: A rather convoluted route. We took the Pitkin Trail until just shy of Pitkin Lake. From there we headed east up a shallow rib to a steep grass and dirt gully. The ridge then turned north and we had some minor scrambling along the way to a giant block on the ridge. The block is Class 4 to the top via a couple of chimneys, but we ended up down climbing and traversing around the block to the east on steep, loose junk since we couldn't see an end to the difficult scrambling from the top. This sidehilling continued until the summit block, where we went up sets of slabby dihedrals. The feet were generally pretty junky and loose. The dihedrals funneled to the summit. The summit block was a couple hundred feet of sustained Class 3 with an occasional Class 4 move. We returned the way we came instead of doing the Partners Traverse. 
Route: Partners Traverse
Posted On: 2016-07-22, By: WillRobnett
Info: Climb East Partner Pk via traverse 
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. 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2012-06-24, By: Dave B
Info: Pitkin lake trail completely dry, in fact the meadows look like August more than anything. Ridges and approaches to E. Partner (and from the looks of it W. Partner as well) dry and only isolated patches of snow. Amazing place. 

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