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dankrasRoute Climbed: South Face class 3 variation Date Climbed: 07/16/03  Sucess!

dankras

Good day, good climb.
Posted Jul 17, 2003 11:11 am

sierragatorRoute Climbed: via new army pass from trailhead Date Climbed: Junw 28 2003  Sucess!

sierragator

Bagged this peak for the second time today. Awesome views! The snow at new army pass is of little concern as steps have been kicked into it.



Posted Jun 28, 2003 8:53 pm

KhanesRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: June 21, 2003  Sucess!

Khanes

Although the books say that Mount Langley is quite easy....I found it harder than Mount Whitney. The last 1,500 feet of elevation is quite loose and gravely. Trekking poles are of a great assistance. There is also a fair amount of route finding after New Army Pass too, since the trail is poorly marked. Nonetheless, it's still 14,000+ ft and worth every step.
Posted Jun 25, 2003 10:58 am

wadesummitRoute Climbed: mountaineers Date Climbed: october, 2002  Sucess!
For a first climb I would not recomnend this route. I was not so lucky and had a friend take me up knowing that I had no climbing expierence. I made it but hanging, totally exposed, was not my idea of having a good time. Though I have to say that i'm hooked on the whole backpacking & climbing adventure and i'm looking forward to climbing mt. whitney via the mountaineers route in september.
Posted Jun 23, 2003 3:15 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass (snow chute in the center), Class 3 variation to the summit Date Climbed: June 14th, 2003  Sucess!

Misha

Set up a base camp between Cottonwood Lakes #4 and 5. Climbed via Old Army Pass straight up the snow chute in the center. It was a lot of fun - the slope in there (close to the pass) gets to about 50 degrees. Took the Class 3 variation to the summit between 13.2 and 14k feet, nice scramble! On the way back we got intimidated by the steepness and icy conditions of the snow chute below Old Army Pass, and descended a Class 4-5 rock variation instead. Aside from us, two more people summited that day. What a nice contrast to the crowds on Mt. Whitney :). All in all, great day and great mountain!
Posted Jun 18, 2003 12:46 am

thebeave7Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

thebeave7

Late season basecamp between Cottonwood 4 and 5. Woke up and hit the trail around 7:30am the next morning. The lakes were partially frozen as temperatures dropped into the 20s and never got above the mid 40s. Took a little over 3 hours to summit, and less than 2.5 hours to get back to the lakes. One of the easiest 14ers.
Posted May 18, 2003 10:13 pm

yayoubetchaRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!
A nice walk up. I think Old Army Pass is the way to go.
Posted Dec 25, 2002 10:52 am

Dave KRoute Climbed: Army Pass--sort of Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!
A nice climb with my friend Mike! We didn’t have the gear to deal with the cornices on the Army Passes, so we stayed at Chicken Spring Lake in Golden Trout Wilderness and hiked from the west.
Posted Dec 22, 2002 10:01 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: Old army pass Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

bennovak

Hiked with Richard Elder. Pretty good day hike with incredible scenery from the lakes basin on. About 11 hrs with a couple of those used for fishing the cottonwood lakes, brilliant goldies, bring a pole.
Posted Dec 18, 2002 10:00 pm

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: Northeast Chute Date Climbed: May,1999  Sucess!
Kenn Kennega and I approached the climb from Tuttle Creek. It had recenly snowed and we slogged thru snow up to our dicks from start to summit.
Posted Dec 10, 2002 9:21 pm

tbnelsonRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: October 5, 2002  Sucess!

tbnelson

Summited via the South Slopes with friends from church. We made camp at Cottonwood Lakes and then summited in a little under three hours from the lake. Two storms the week prior had left a fair amount of snow on the summit plateau. Old Army Pass had a little snow and ice in places. Great views of Whitney and Russell and Williamson to the north.
Posted Oct 8, 2002 2:46 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: Normal route with a variation to bypass Old Army Pass Date Climbed: June 15, 2002  Sucess!

bearbnz

Climbed Mt. Langley with ScottyS on our quest to climb all of the CA fourteeners this summer. The 21 mile round trip took 8.75 hours on the easy Cottonwood Lakes trail. First time up this peak. For images and info on this peak, visit my Mt. Langley page.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 5:06 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass to Summit Date Climbed: 9/14/02  Sucess!

Rick Kent

This was my first 14er! I'm hooked now! Perfect day for a dayhike! Got some excellent photos of Whitney, etc. Visibility was clear. Views were breathtaking. A fairly long hike, but other than the sand, was enjoyable. Gonna do Whitney and Muir next week.
Posted Sep 20, 2002 2:10 pm

scottybRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: September 1998  Sucess!

scottyb

Had a great weekend with my best friends, Matt, Albert, Jeff, and Ted
Posted Aug 26, 2002 10:44 pm

mdostbyRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: August 24th 2002  Sucess!

mdostby

Nice day hike with forjan. Very clear skys the entire day and great views from the summit dispite the month old McNally fire to the south. Back home and in the spa by 8:30 pm!
Posted Aug 25, 2002 9:55 am

forjanRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: August 24, 2002  Sucess!

forjan

mdostby and I day hiked it. After a very sloggish morning (I'm still recuperating from a cough I caught in NW Spain plus the fact I didn't acclimate at all: basically left work [Camarillo, CA = 100 ft elev.] at 4:45pm Friday and arrived at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead around 9:45pm), I made the summit at 11:15am. Stayed there almost an hour enjoying the views. A bit windy and cool at the summit today, though. No snow in Old Army Pass by the way. We had a leisurely descent, arriving at the cars by 4:50pm.
Posted Aug 24, 2002 9:45 pm

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Normal Route/'Winter Route' Date Climbed: August 4 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Pretty basic climb, good views from the top. Even in August Old Army Pass was filled with snow, so I took the saddle north of it (Winter Route) and thought it was great. A little sandy but more direct, and made for a quick descent on the way out, 20 minutes from saddle to lakes edge. The 'Winter Route' was 65F going up, after cresting the saddle it dropped to 40F. 18 others signed the register from the day before, I passed 6 others heading up while on my descent.

9:10 CTC
Posted Aug 5, 2002 3:34 pm

daniellwuRoute Climbed: From Horseshoe Meadow Trailhead Date Climbed: July 20th, 2002  Sucess!

daniellwu

Left Caltech (Pasadena) at 8:30 pm. Got to trailhead at 12:30 am Saturday. Napped til 5:00 am. Started hiking at 6 am. Summited at 12:15 pm via Old Army Pass. Returned to trailhead at 7 pm. Drove back to Pasadena. A very long and tiring day.



Most snow on the Old Army Pass is gone now. Wasn't as exposed/scary as I thought it would be.

Going from sea level to above 14,000 ft in 12 hours with 4 hours of sleep isn't a good idea, as I found out the hard way. Acclimate, acclimate, acclimate.
Posted Jul 23, 2002 2:34 am

ocelotRoute Climbed: west face Date Climbed: September, 1987  Sucess!

ocelot

My base camp was at Sky Blue Lake, west of Langley. I climbed a class 2-3 route up a moderate canyon on the west face all the way to the summit plateau. I remember drinking crystal clear cold water straight from a rivulet coming down a rock face. Nice climb, incredible view of the Owens Valley.
Posted Jul 9, 2002 9:21 pm

Derek DavisRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: June 29, 2002  Sucess!

Derek Davis

Struggled with the exposure of a short stretch of snow through Old Army Pass, which I would consider Class 4 but I could be wrong and with lack of defined trail to the summit, but made it anyway. Descended New Army Pass for the return trip. See my trip report for some extras, but it probably won't help veteran hikers.
Posted Jul 5, 2002 6:23 pm

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