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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 2, 2011 - 06:45pm PT

Oh, I wanna go back!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jan 2, 2011 - 06:56pm PT
So... you're with 3 beautiful women and you got your rope "stuck" and had to spoon all night?

Did I get that right?

Ha ha, there are easier ways ;)
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 06:34am PT
Bump for the Cirque on a cold morning in February
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 2, 2013 - 07:04am PT
Thanks Hobo Dan!
Cold and clear with a thin dusting of snow on the ground here this morning.

Pip the Dog wrote:
i remember her, not once but twice, showing up with one of those big handles from the gas pumps sticking out of the gas tank on her car

Some of the anecdote you get on this forum are such a bust up!
Pip hasn't posted since 2010.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 2, 2013 - 08:10am PT
One of the most memorable parts of my trip, or at least the icing on the cake, was the campsite we scored for our stay in the Cirque.
I couldn't say exactly where it was but it seemed like it had been THE established spot forever.
There was a massive boulder with good problems on all sides, with a cook cave on one side. It provided a convenient place to hang the food- boulder up and hang the bag off the overhanging side. Good wind block too.
A pigmy forest of weathered trees with a perfectly flat spot to set up our Mid, and easy access to a nice little stream and a windy place to eat. We picked the windiest place to eat for mosquito abatement reasons.
Also, the descent from Pingora and Wolfshead seemed to meander right to our doorstep.
We stayed for a week.

But really, this site oozed with history. Well used for generations, and the vibe of "yeah, Fred was here". It was perfect.

So, I'm wondering if any of you Cirque climbers stayed in the same campsite.


The only bummer was on our last night a father showed up with his wife and screaming, colicky infant in tow, and camped oh-too-close by.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 2, 2013 - 09:10am PT

Roy
Jackass Pass. . .Just love that name. But what a thread!!!!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 2, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Yeah, that first view of the Cirque is amazing from Jackass Pass.
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Feb 2, 2013 - 10:54am PT
NE face of Pingora is alpine Sweetness!

There she is! &#40;From Jackass Pass&#41; <br/>
NE Face follows right skyline.
There she is! (From Jackass Pass)
NE Face follows right skyline.
Credit: WyoRockMan
P1
P1
Credit: WyoRockMan
P3- More 5.8 endless finger hands goodness.
P3- More 5.8 endless finger hands goodness.
Credit: WyoRockMan
Top of P8. Yet more 5.8 finger hands goodness...
Top of P8. Yet more 5.8 finger hands goodness...
Credit: WyoRockMan
Type 1 fun
Type 1 fun
Credit: WyoRockMan
Goofy summit shot
Goofy summit shot
Credit: WyoRockMan
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 2, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
Wind River dreamin'































steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Feb 2, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Thanks Rich,

I'm going back this August-- to the East Fork Valley.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 2, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Wow, Rich!
What a show!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 2, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Looks like you were toting some quality film and lenses!
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Wow, pretty pictures.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:11am PT
when do the mosquitos die off typically?

The place looks off the charts for fun
MH2

climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Thanks for the PSA on the 'keep the Dr away' thread. As a less than thorough follower of the Topo I appreciate the help and greatly enjoyed the new pictures.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Feb 4, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
I wanna go there!!!!!!!
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Feb 4, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Went to the Cirque of the Towers for the first time around 1980/81. Hiked in by myself and soloed the South Buttress of Pingora and the East Ridge of Wolfs Head. I had brought my harness, shoes and chalk bag in case I could find a partner, which I did. Did the "50 crowded climbs" NE Face of Pingora with this guy I happened to meet. I ended up leading the last two pitches in a snow storm with this unknown guy...never saw him again and don't even remember his name.

What an awesome, beautiful, amazing place. Definitely one of a kind.

Paul
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
when do the mosquitos die off typically?

when there is no more blood to suck...


(I actually didn't find the mosquitos too annoying compared to the northeast in the spring time)
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