|Peak:||Cirque Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||09/28/2018|
From the toilet (lower 4wd trailhead) at 11,300' in Yankee Boy Basin, walk the road for about Â¼ mile. Leave the road and tack northwest towards the gully between Kismet and Cirque. (Not NNE into the Cirque/Teakettle gully!) The route starts on gentle terrain, then steepens, then around 12,700' you run out of grass. A use trail exists through the scree but good luck walking up it. Ridge is generally a walkup to the summit with one or two short, slightly loose class 2+ segments. Point 13500 can be bypassed to the north (left). The western summit is probably the highpoint but the eastern summit offers better views of the ridge over to Teakettle. Traverse between summits has slight 2+ near col. From the Governor Basin turnoff it took me 2Â½ hours to summit, and from the toilet I summited in just under two.
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