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JoeKArmy Pass slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012


Quite the loose sandy slog above Army Pass. Pretty easy to find good route towards left of rock band below summit. A lot harder to find the route below Army Pass in early morning darkness :)
Posted Aug 3, 2012 2:51 pm

mengboFrom Cottonwood Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


started from Cottonwood Lakes #2 at 5:45am. Got to the summit at 8:55am. I did not have enough food and had to borrow one energy bar from the couple (from San Diego) I met on the summit. Thanks!
Posted Jul 29, 2012 7:53 pm

davenosePerfect weather on OAP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012


Great campsite on the far side of Cottonwood Lake #4, just before Old Army Pass. Perfect weather; practically no wind/clouds. I talked to 2 parties who had tried climbing the day before, but were turned back by high winds & hail. You never know in the Sierras!
Posted Jul 18, 2012 11:19 am

Peter50Langely lakes
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012
Camped at the trailhead, no mosquitos yet. Hiked into the lakes and walked around with my 14 year old son. Made a few cast and caught a fish and let it go. We had a great time and a great hike. Both of the army passes are clear of snow, it looks like it is clear to the summmit. I plan on returning in July. I is a beautiful place, maybe I'll try to summit it next time, the lakes were just too much fun this time around. Not too many people around yet.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 2:55 am

rocketsredglareSecond time, last time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012


I checked summit but only got to the summit ridge. Didn't walk over to the actual summit because I was over it by the time I got up.
I did this peak a few years ago with my buddy and hit the actual summit but this time so much GD scree and sand it was a BITCH! Storm rolling in from the west as well and just all around wanted to split.
Great day hike though and great workout! Crossed a snow field at the top of Army pass skiing down the sand and scree from the summit was fun and ran out the last 5 miles. Go do it for the workout but it won't be fun going up after Army Pass...and I'm sure Ill go back to relieve my conscious from not actually summitting :)
Posted Jun 18, 2012 12:45 pm

norco17first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


third try at this peak very little snow this year. ax recommended for new army for probably another week or two after that should be clear to the top
Posted May 22, 2012 10:16 pm

orbitorVia Old Army Pass from Cottonwood Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Overnight backpacking trip at end of September. Enjoyed absolutely perfect weather for that time of the year in the High Sierra. Impressive views from summit.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 12:54 pm

krrt2000Old Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1995


With Duane, good hike
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:16 pm

Luke SwansonSnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Luke Swanson

There was still snow covering a lot of the route. Went up old army pass, which was completely snow covered and the hardest part. We followed where the trail would have been, on the south side. the snow was really soft on the way down, so we went down new army pass instead. Although it took a while, we found a good route down the rocks. A great 14er.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 10:42 pm

MCGustoLangley...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009


Long dayhike with Frank via New Army Pass
Trip report is called "Langley: The "Easy" 14'r"
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:04 am

badmajickVia New Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Did the two day thing, summmited on day on and camped at long lake.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 8:28 am



Climbed up from lake 6... I guess that's winter pass. We didn't bring crampons or axes so we had to traverse along the east wall of the bowl. I just followed a bighorn sheep trail. Lots of loose rock, some of which landed on Bare Grundles. OOps
Posted Oct 7, 2011 11:06 pm

klotitoSocal Peakbaggers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


From New Army Pass with the Socal Hikers and Peakbaggers group. Great weather and visibility on summit day. My first 14'er!
Posted Sep 26, 2011 2:47 pm

danblockMy First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994
Did Mt Langley as a boy scout in troop 485. We camped at Long lake, and reached the summit via New Army Pass.
Posted Sep 22, 2011 7:18 pm

MakeItHappenBagged it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011


Great views at the top.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 8:21 pm

moosewilliamsOld Army   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011


First time up Mt Langley. Great trip got a late start, did not leave the Horseshoe Camp until after 9:00. Got to Cottwood Lakes basin at around 12:00 with intentions of camping and summiting the next day, but decided to go for it that day. Went up Old Army Pass and then straight up the south face to summit at around 1630. I signed the summit book in memory of 9-11-2001. Down Old Army with head lamps and back to camp at the lakes. Walked out the next day.
Posted Sep 15, 2011 2:32 pm

RootsSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2000


Cool enough. Lots of work for such a short class 3 section. Where's Warren? - could not find him : )
Posted Aug 29, 2011 7:13 pm

jonandmaliaLangley - the second time in a month  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


We went up July 17, took New Army up/back. Great time. Noticed the sign in books were all full. SO, we went back 8/21 and did it again. Brought new sign in book (blue spiral in ziplock). Weather was great! Didn't have any snow to cross on New Army. We went down Old Army. Most of the snow had melted since July, but there was a dicey 50' section near the mid section of bowl (the start of where the trail crosses the bowl, to the switchbacks up the south wall). Lots of people (backpackers) were going up it without crampons/ice axes. Going down, it could get dicey in that section though. Don't recommend it without at least microspikes/yaktrax and something to self arrest. Not sure how long it will be safe. Great time though, beautiful area! We'll be back. If taking Old Army, be safe. New Army is a nice safe route. Have fun!
Posted Aug 23, 2011 8:25 pm

wbassEpic New Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


This 22 (or was it 23?) mile r/t ascent was likely our longest, most grueling day hike ever, not to mention the endless final 3 miles. Fortunately, the views were fantastic, weather good and a two seater buzzed us a few times. A nice introduction to CA high points.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 11:30 pm

Niels79Old Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011


Camped at Lake 5 Friday with three friends. Went up the steep chute the following morning which took us approximately 3 1/2 hours. Reached the Langley summit at 3.30 PM. Spent a couple of hours at the summit. The Old Army Pass trail seemed to difficult to descent in the dark, so we headed over to New Army Pass, but decided to spend the night at the Pass and then head out in the morning.

One of the most challenging and best hikes sofare! Personally I would not recommend the chute to anyone unless you are very experienced with ice axe and crampons(67 degree (average)) self-arrest is not a possibility. One of our team members had a close call and almost fell down the chute. Should I ever do this route again then I would bring ice tools

The round trip from the parking lot to lake five over Old Army Pass to Langley and back down New Army Pass to the parking lot was 26 miles
Posted Jul 28, 2011 10:39 pm

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