Cirque Peak

The East face and pocket glacier of Cirque Peak.

The East face and pocket glacier of Cirque Peak.

Cirque Peak

Elevation: 2531/8303ft

Prominence of East Face: 1000m/3280ft

Sub Range: Cayoosh Range

Latitude:     50°24’58.14″N

Longitude: 122°34’52.27″W

Access:  Moderate. Easiest Access is either from Place Glacier (gained from Birken) or from the Duffey Lake Road up North Joffre Creek.

Info: Not the most prominent or interesting peak when seen from the West or North but it’s East flanks and surrounding ridges are dramatic.

Popularity: Sees occasional visitors and ascents.

First Ascent:  Unknown and unrecorded first ascent.

Skiable: Yes. Steep Gully on the right of the east face and other extreme lines.

Easiest Route to Summit: West face with 3rd class scramble via South ridge to summit or

Avalanche Terrain Rating: Complex

Google earth image of Cirque peak offering a perspective of the east face.

Google earth image of Cirque peak offering a perspective of the east face.

East gully of Cirque Peak. Photo Jordan Peters.

East gully of Cirque Peak. Photo Bivouac

Summit Ridge of Cirque Peak.

Summit Ridge of Cirque Peak. Photo Bivouac

Flanks of Cirque Peak. Photo Jordan Peters.

Flanks of Cirque Peak. Photo Jordan Peters.

East face of Cirque Peak.  Photo Jordan Peters

East face of Cirque Peak.
Photo Bivouac

Boot packing a face with Cirque in the background.

Boot packing a face with Cirque in the background.

Cirque Peak seen from the summit of Cayoosh in May.

Cirque Peak seen from the summit of Cayoosh in May.

Climber scrambling on the summit ridge of Cirque Peak. Gates peak in behind. Photo Clubtread.

Climber scrambling on the summit ridge of Cirque Peak. Gates peak in behind.
Photo Clubtread.

Cirque peak's West side with the place glacier. Photo Clubtread.

Cirque peak’s West side with the place glacier. Photo Clubtread.

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