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DebVia New Army Pass Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008


Surprisingly easy trail in and out, wasn't sure of the mileage so I ran quite a bit which paid off due to impending rain/snow clouds that descended early in the afternoon. Ridiculous views of Kings Cyn and Whitney range! Sandy trail tolerable due to precip from the night before. Fresh dusting of snow still lay in shaded recesses and Langley's slope, bet there's even more now. tee hee
Posted Oct 2, 2008 10:15 am

seanoFrom Langley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


The ridge from Langley is slow going. Descended the south face.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:22 pm

dpsiebertNorth slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 1999


The climb didn't take too long after leaving the trail below New Army Pass. Raced the sun back to camp.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 6:45 am

BradBartickNice Langley acclimitazation hike  Sucess!


Wife and I hit Cirque in 2004. At the time, it was the highest I had ever been. Great views, nice trail, pretty scenery.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:11 pm

mdoughertyFrom Langley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Came over from Langley and down New Army Pass. There was some rain on the descent, but nothing too serious.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:29 am

derbillyLangley-Cirque Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007


A long, but relatively easy hike from the New Army Pass TH. A scenic area.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 9:20 pm

HeyItsBenNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Went solo (again!) from 12k when my partner tired out. I went up the right side of the north slope. Mostly class 2 with a few mild class 3 sections. Had quite a scare when some rocks slid out from under me and a refrigerator sized boulder above me shifted a few feet - took a while to stop shaking. Beatiful summit. Came down the left side of the north slope, a few use trails here. Got rained on on the way down.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:56 pm

metasyn11Cottonwood Pass -> south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007


Ascended Cottonwood Pass and soon thereafter headed up the south ridge for the long traverse to Cirque Peak. It rained a bit while I was on the summit, which hastened my departure.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 7:32 pm

Luciano136New Army pass loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2007


Hiked with Peter (below). We did the Cirque Peak traverse loop with an alternative descent. For some reason, it was harder than expected; I think we all had some altitude issues as it took longer than other harder peaks I've done in the past. Although being long, the approach over NAP is downright beautiful!

Oh, yeah, as Peter mentioned, from NAP to the summit seems to take forever?!
Posted May 13, 2007 5:25 pm

Steve LarsonEasy day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

Steve Larson

Easy day hike via cottonwood pass. A bit cooler than I expected up high--it never got above about 45 degrees, while it was about 70 in the parking lot. Go figure. A burger at WPS afterward, of course.
Posted May 11, 2007 11:18 pm

trailhuggersarahRoute Climbed: Traverse from Langley Date Climbed: 09-02-06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Mighty fine.
Posted Jan 9, 2007 7:40 pm

Climber DaveGreat finale after Langley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Climber Dave

Great views of the cirque and Langley from the summit
Posted Dec 21, 2006 2:48 am

tpdwrRoute Climbed: From Langley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1990


Great viewpoint!
Posted Dec 18, 2006 11:41 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Climbed: Scramble over from High Lake Date Climbed: Sept. 9, 2000  Sucess!

Augie Medina

From our High Lake camp, we took a route from the lake that involved some 3d class rock. Took us less than 2 hours. On the return, we followed the northwest ridge to New Army Pass and dropped back down along the switchbacks to High Lake.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 10:22 pm

R PollardRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: September 16 2005  Sucess!

R Pollard

Day hiked from Horseshoe Meadow. Left at 6:40, got back at 2:45. Super weather. Took a bunch of pictures, did something funny with the camera and only had one when I got back. It had to be that one
Posted Sep 17, 2005 12:20 am

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Traverse from Langley Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Interesting landscape at the summit plateau connecting Langley and Cirque. Saw a few jackrabbits in this very desolate terrain. Nothing tough, but just a long ridgeline traverse that was a lot longer than it seemed.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:55 pm

uwjennieRoute Climbed: Traverse from old army pass Date Climbed: 8/13/05  Sucess!


It's a slog over to Cirque from the top of old army pass.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 7:48 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Skied from the South Ridge. Trip Report
Posted Jun 1, 2005 11:25 am

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: 06/19/04  Sucess!


Climbed from Chicken Spring Lake, via the PCT and South Slope. Really nice views.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:27 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: West Ridge (traverse from Langley), down South Ridge to Cirque Lake Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Langley-Cirque dayhike. I'm glad I expended the little extra energy to stop by the South Fork Lakes on the return, rather than following the drainage all the way down from Cirque Lake. The lakes were absolutely stunning--one of the more beautiful places I saw all summer in the Sierra. Great day.
Posted Nov 22, 2004 12:38 am

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