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mdashNew Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004


Day-hiked up Old Army Pass the day before but got stuck on the rocks below the summit too late in the afternoon, so went back down and camped beside the parking lot. Went up New Army Pass the next morning and slogged up the steep sand and rocks to the moonscape up top. Somewhere along the way, I lost my favorite black tank top--but the view from the summit was worth it.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 7:00 pm

MoapaPkRe: New Army Pass


"Somewhere along the way, I lost my favorite black tank top--"

OK, I'll bite. How?
Posted Sep 6, 2006 1:10 am

rusty614er #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1988


Beuatiful place to spend my 18th bday. hiked up to cottonwood lake #3 or 4...im still confused on which ones were which. took new army pass up and old army pass back. sitting with my feet dangling over that north face was awe inspiring
Posted Aug 24, 2006 12:44 am

ckerthOld Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


Climbed from Cottonwood Lake #5. Fun, easy, climb with great views of the Whitney region.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 5:04 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass/ New Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Nice hike through the meadows and by the lakes. Went up NAP, down OAP, I personally think NAP is better, but they're close. Managed to find a little class 3 scrambling by climbing straight up the summit block.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 8:39 pm

rocketsredglareStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Got to trailhead at 9:30am, jammed up to last lake, dropped our gear, started up about 1pm and back at camp around 7pm. Then decided to hike out. So we inadvertantly day hiked Langley.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 9:28 pm

cjrandallWasted at Cottonwood Lakes
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


Had hiked Sonora Peak in the morning, and driven the 2.5 hours to Horseshoe Meadows and started my hike to Cottonwood Lakes at 5:30pm. Was totally spent when I crashed at 8:30pm at Lake #3, and didn't have the mojo in the morning to get up and climb the 3000 feet up Old Army Pass and up to the peak. Spent the day with a couple fisherman fishing Golden Trout and hiked back out to Horseshoe Meadow.

Snowpack was light, didn't look like any ice equipment would be necessary to get up the pass. Talked briefly with a few groups coming up from the meadows to do Langley.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 3:52 am

skottyIts all beyond the pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006


The first 6.5 miles to the last lake at the bottom of Old Army Pass are nearly flat (about 1600ft gain). The pass itself isn't too much work, but the last 4 miles or so are easy to underestimate. Overall, great hike.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 4:05 pm

n8jojohnsonHorseshoe Out & Back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


Out & Back from Horseshoe via Old Army in 11 hours. That north face is awesome!
Posted Jul 30, 2006 3:33 pm

QuadaxialArmy Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006


For a first timer, it is difficult to make out the trail between New Army Pass and the first ridge. Wonderful hike though.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 2:51 pm

kolbi2112New Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


Camped at Long Lake. Some snow/ice at the top of the pass but got around it ok without any gear. Opted for the class 3-4 summit approach for fun!
Posted Jul 11, 2006 10:32 pm

catullusfirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005


Cottonwood lakes, old army.
Posted Jul 11, 2006 4:14 pm

Smith93My Second 14'er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


We began hiking from the top of New Army pass towards Mt. Langley at around 2pm. It was a very long hike to the top and we had to climb some of the class 3 route. The view from the top was spectacular and it was completely clear. It was very windy and cold on the way down and we didn't get to camp at Soldier Lake until 9:30 that night.
Posted Jul 6, 2006 5:46 pm

drewcmfCMF Langley Trip
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006


Climbed Langley via Winter Pass. Made 13,150'; did not want to downclimb the pass in the dark. Good excuse to return soon.
Posted Jun 29, 2006 6:48 pm

WallylongridgeSouth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1999


Good times in the Sierra
Posted Apr 11, 2006 8:18 pm

bajaandyCottonwood Lakes to Army Pass  Sucess!


Awesome summertime trip. Thunderstorms each night, bears roaming through camp and a group of kids that had a blast. Took most of them (my son included) up to Army pass where all but one bailed back for camp while Joey G. and I made the summit.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 4:04 pm

BCLOld Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005


From Cottonwood Lakes.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 5:13 pm

Augie MedinaRoute: New Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2000

Augie Medina

Left Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead the day before and set up camp at High Lake. We climbed Cirque Peak in the afternoon. Next day, our route to Langley took us over New Army Pass. A little windy on the summit but the views were as good as you could want. A dog reached the summit while we were there and this was quite a sight.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 10:29 pm

old5tenRoute Climbed: NE Chute Date Climbed: Summer, mid-80s  Sucess!


Can't recall the exact date, but do remember the epic. I was invited by a friend to join her and a group of others from the Sierra Club youth section in LA to climb Mt. Langley. There were about ten of us, including a trip leader and an assistant. Hiked to Cottonwood Lakes early on a Saturday morning. Got to camp in a hurry and after a quick vote decided to push for the summit the same day. All went well, except that the planned descent via New Army Pass was blocked with snow and ice. This left our large group the option of making a slippery, death-fall potential traverse of several hundred feet with the sun setting behind us or trying to find our way down (Old) Army Pass and walking around the Southern edge of Cirque Peak along the Pacific Crest Trail. We chose the later option, which also had snow but was much less exposed, and staggered back to our tents roughly about 20 hours after we had left the car the previous morning.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 6:39 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: Jul-31-05  Sucess!


Hiked up Old Army Pass and went back via New Army Pass. Very nice day hike and good warm up for the 2005 Sierra Challenge.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:40 pm

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