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T. WhiteGreat loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2016

T. White

Views of the lakes and peaks in this dry country are outstanding. Crowds during Labor Day weekend, however, were outrageous. The heat made it unpleasantly clear that many people use New Army's summit plateau as a toilet.
Posted Jan 10, 2018 3:28 am

DieselA short and direct way to the pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014


I was smartly advised to take the Old Army Pass trail to Mt Langley. There are no signs forfor OAP anywhere. Perhaps the NPS doesn't want to maintain that trail anymore since they focus their attention to the New Army Pass trail which is better graded, although longer in distance.
Posted Jul 22, 2016 3:14 pm

missymtngirlCottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015


We decided to do a Sierra trip at the last minute and were lucky enough to snag the second to last campground without a reservation last June.

We took the Old Army Pass Trail and did a circular loop that was spectacular. We enjoyed both the solitude and the spectacular scenery.
Posted Jan 19, 2016 9:54 pm

bscottlangley from new army pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013


great backpack, camp, and peak bagging trip. hit cirque as well.
Posted Mar 3, 2014 5:30 pm

spacemonkeyVia Old Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013


Car to car, 12.5 hours from Cottonwood Lakes trailhead. Harder than I expected, feet were feeling miserable in the end. Several different sand trails in the last mile or so. I'd stay closer to the cliffs on the east if I had to hike it again, seemed a bit shorter and easier that way. Also there was a short easy 3rd class section further east on the final "wall" before the summit plateau. I didn't note the exact location but I remember seeing a fin that would mark the top of the section. That was the best way up/down. I saw people all over the place going up and down in lots of different areas
Posted Sep 13, 2013 1:26 am

kc7sqdGreat hike via New Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013
We had a great time climbing Mt. Langley via New Army pass. The trail up New Army Pass is one of the easiest and well-graded passes in the High Sierras. In some spots, however, the grade up the pass is so shallow that long switchbacks are needed to gain elevation. I would be OK with a little steeper grade and shorter trail up New Army Pass. From the pass, it's a long but easy traverse to Mt. Langley. Fun scramble up the class2/3 rocks to get to the summit plateau. The views are amazing from the summit, and we had perfect weather. One of my favorites!
Posted Sep 9, 2013 4:43 pm

MValentineOld Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012


Made the day hike despite a late start. We had to hike back for an hour or so in the dark, but it was a beautiful full moon and a warm night. Most eventful part of the hike was seeing a glider come straight at the peak and pull up at last second to buzz the peak.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 1:27 pm

DebAh Chute!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2012


Heather and I opted for the snow chute at Old Army Pass, very tasty climb. Tagged summit, no big deal, been there done that before. Then down-climbed Old Army trail...phew... pretty tense with variable snow conditions and the fear of rockfall. Perfect weather. Great trip!
Posted May 11, 2012 1:18 pm

hightineraryEight Is Not Enough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2001


I have climbed Mt. Langley this way (either via Army or New Army Pass) eight times since 2001.
Posted Dec 22, 2011 11:12 am

KaraArmy Pass  Sucess!


Two day climb, just lovely...I spend another night out just for fun.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 4:51 pm

BlairOld Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Not that bad of a slog, nice scenery. The last hour to the summit is the sandiest and more of a slog
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:11 pm

mdostbyArmy Pass  Sucess!


I love this hike.
Posted Oct 30, 2008 7:50 pm

jonmeek16Quick Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


We also made it up the pass very quickly, but assending the ridge took a loooong time! We did the 4th class boulders right in the middle, which was a real fun scramble to the top. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
Posted Oct 27, 2008 12:25 pm

eferesenNew Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


One hell of long day to Mt. Langley.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 4:20 pm

skottyall the work is above the pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


Maybe its just me, but I flew up to the pass and everything after that seemed endless. Great other-worldly expanse.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 7:39 pm

CNC DaveGreat Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

CNC Dave

Nice cool and cloudy day made this trip sweet. Usually hit both passes two or three times each year. The lakes basin here is gorgeous, good camping and fishing. Some of the fast guys can dayhike to the Miter or Pickering from Horseshoe.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 11:09 pm

NewDayRisingOld Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2005


Solo. Great views. Saw first high altitude hare. Back in 10.5hrs
Posted Jul 11, 2007 12:24 am

justinjohnsenStill a snow patch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007
Army Pass still had a snow patch up top when we hiked it last Friday (last 50' or so). Pretty thick and icy, nobody had crossed it recently. We followed others' footprints and climbed the rocks around it. Other than that, no snow around Langley. Awesome views from the top, and enjoyed some mild class 3 stuff on the south slope on the way down.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 7:55 pm

tarolGreat Route
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005


Went up Old Army, went back via New Army. I like Old Army better! By August there was just a teeny little patch of snow that we had to cross going up Old Army.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 12:00 am

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