Peak(s):  Cirque Mountain  -  13,686 feet
Date Posted:  08/28/2018
Modified:  02/21/2023
Date Climbed:   08/25/2018
Author:  alexhenes
Additional Members:   kristihen
 Best Views of Yankee Boy   

A full account of our day on Cirque Mountain can be found at Yankee Boy Basin Peaks

The day after we hiked Mount Emma we climbed Cirque Mountain from the Yankee Boy Basin Trailhead.
A storm was forecasted to come in at noon so this shorter hike was a good choice for the day.

The views on this hike were most likely the best of any Yankee Boy Basin peak.

We covered 4.5 miles and 2900 vertical in just under 4 hours.

Kristi on Cirque's west ridge. Gilpin in the distance
Alex on Cirque's west ridge. Cirque dead ahead... Teakettle on the right
Kristi above Cirque's white west ridge. Sneffels on the right
Kristi on Cirque's official north summit. The south summit looked higher so we climbed it
Kristi descending Cirque's south summit.

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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