Cirque Peak Climber's Log

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Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Acclimatization Weekend  Sucess!

Packed into the South Fork Lakes, then headed up the north face.

jullee - Nov 5, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Almost made it

After summiting Langley we wanted to bag Cirque Peak too. It wasn't a hard traverse but the clouds rolled in and the sun started setting. Saving this for another day.


cab - Aug 31, 2009 11:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Climbed with Langley  Sucess!

Made the long walk over after summiting Langley. Kind of fun to do a peak that is usually ignored. Didn't see anybody after leaving the top of New Army Pass.


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

The Four 12r's  Sucess!

After descending from Trailmaster we traversed around Peak 12417 & Peak 12525. There was a lot of sand, scree, and boulder scrambling for 1.50 miles to the summit of Cirque Peak with an elevation gain was 900’. The views were majestic, and some of the landmarks are: the Cottonwood Lakes, Trail Peak, Muah Mountain, Olancha Peak, Wonoga Peak, Woolly Back, Owens Point, Muir Lake, Whitney Meadow, Mount Langley, Joe Devil Peak, Mount Pickering, The Western Divide, Mineral King, Mount Newcomb, Mount McAdie, The Great Western Divide, The Miter, Mount Muir, Mount Russell, Mount Whitney, and many more.



dabendschein - Jul 7, 2009 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

East face  Sucess!

Hiked to Long Lake, set up camp, bagged Cirque via east face. Good way to go if you get a late start. Class 2 and 3 all the way up, a fun climb. Did Langley following day.


dshoshone - Jul 5, 2009 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

East face  Sucess!

The East face cl.2 with a few cl.3 route


ridgeline - May 28, 2009 9:15 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

3 peak day hike  Sucess!

Slept at Horseshoe Meadows, hiked to peak 12369, then Cirque and hit Trailmaster Pk on the way back. All with my closest peak bagger friends.


thholder - Apr 28, 2009 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Returning from Langley  Sucess!

Perfect day/no wind


farrisgl - Feb 27, 2009 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2001

Cirque Peak via Cottonwood Pass  Sucess!

We reached the Summit Cirque on the fourth day of a short backpack trip doing the Horseshoe loop starting over Cottonwood Pass. Over the course of the trip, we camped out at Chicken Spring Lake, two nights at Soldier Lake and the last night at Long Lake under the stars after the Cirque ascent. In doing Cirque we dropped packs at New Army Pass and day hiked the summit. The summit provided a beautiful view over the Cottonwood Lakes on a perfect August afternoon.


Noondueler - Nov 2, 2008 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1997

Southwest slope  Sucess!

2 peak weekend


Deb - Oct 2, 2008 10:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008

Via New Army Pass Trail  Sucess!

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


seano - Sep 5, 2008 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

From Langley  Sucess!

The ridge from Langley is slow going. Descended the south face.


dpsiebert - Aug 22, 2008 6:45 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 1999

North slope  Sucess!

The climb didn't take too long after leaving the trail below New Army Pass. Raced the sun back to camp.


BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:11 pm

Nice 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.


mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 2:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

From Langley  Sucess!

Came over from Langley and down New Army Pass. There was some rain on the descent, but nothing too serious.


derbilly - Aug 21, 2007 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Langley-Cirque Dayhike  Sucess!

A long, but relatively easy hike from the New Army Pass TH. A scenic area.


HeyItsBen - Jul 30, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

North Slope  Sucess!

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.


metasyn11 - Jul 24, 2007 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Cottonwood Pass -> south ridge  Sucess!

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.


Luciano136 - May 13, 2007 5:25 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

New Army pass loop  Sucess!

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?!

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - May 11, 2007 11:18 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

Easy day hike  Sucess!

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.

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