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Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby SarahThompson » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Anyone have recent info on conditions in Cirque of Towers?
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Re: Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby Castlereagh » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:14 pm

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not sure if this helps on specifics or not, but here's the general area from the south this past Saturday
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Re: Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby Bill Reed » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Castlereagh wrote:Image

not sure if this helps on specifics or not, but here's the general area from the south this past Saturday


Your photo from Wind River Peak?
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Re: Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby Castlereagh » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Bill Reed wrote:
Your photo from Wind River Peak?


oui. your TR was really good beta too, esp for the cut-off trail
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Re: Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby Bill Reed » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:47 pm

Thought that looked familiar. Glad the TR was of help to you!

Sorry Sarah, didn't mean to hijack your thread. I'm heading that way in August but haven't seen any recent info other than Castlereagh's photo.
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Re: Cirque of Towers conditions

Postby SarahThompson » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks for posting the photo Castlereagh.

Figured I'd post an update in case anyone else is interested. We had an incredible 5 day trip to the Cirque June 30 - July 4. Very dry up there. Fair amount of mosquitos but not a problem if you're willing to hang out in your tent when not climbing.

Did Pingora's South Buttress as well as the East Face, Left Side Cracks. Climbed Wolfs Head via the East Ridge and scrambled up Overhanging Tower from the Wolfs Head/Overhanging Tower Col. No ice axe or crampons needed really but we did have to deal with 2 20 foot sections of moderate snow. One at the base of Pingora's East Face and one just below the Wolfs Head/Tiger Tower saddle. If you're timid on snow bring an axe.
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