|2016-08-27||Route: Halfmoon Creek Cirque (S to N)
Posted On: 2016-08-30, By: shaunblair
Info: Started the Cirque from the Halfmoon Creek trailhead (Massive's SW slopes route). Encountered KristineL group on one of the last switchbacks before the ridge, they helpfully directed me towards S Massive (thank you, KristineL!). Traversed from main SW slopes route up to S Massive/Massive saddle, then ascended S Massive. Changed directions to then summit Massive, Green Massive, North Massive and the Fryingpan Lakes highpoint. Dropped down into the Massive bowl to intercept the Halfmoon lakes trail back to the trailhead. Status: North facing aspect held several inches of snow, particularly on Green, the rest maybe an inch? (see pic). There were enough rocks poking through to avoid snow traction issues, but be prepared for the possibility. Enjoy!