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mtnfotoRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!
Did this as a day hike. Beautiful day with very little snow at the pass.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 12:18 pm

boyblueRoute Climbed: East NorthEast Ridge Date Climbed: May 30, 1982  Sucess!

boyblue

Gained the ridge from high up Tuttle Creek Canyon. Lots of snow above 11,000 feet. Weather was perfect.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 12:31 am

remybearRoute Climbed: Cottonwood Lakes to Old Army Pass Date Climbed: September 6, 2002  Sucess!
I climbed Langley with my two younger brothers to honor my father, who had the Sierras in his soul. He was never more at peace than he was at Cottonwood Lakes, and he spent his time there looking up at the Langley peak, always wanting to check out the view from up there. He never could quite do it - something always denied him the peak... exhaustion, gout, altitude sickness - but he talked of it constantly. So there you go, dad... you finally made it. Rest in peace.
Posted Nov 18, 2003 7:10 pm

fuglaRoute Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: Sept 14, 2003  Sucess!
Backpacked out of Soldier Lake, left packs at the ridge, climbed the peak, and packed out by Old Army Pass. Long day, but nice hike.
Posted Nov 4, 2003 6:46 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: Sep 26 '03  Sucess!

TDRoberts

Climbed Langley on way to Rock Creek basin. From Army Pass the route climbs endless scree. Found and took class 3 rock scramble for final push - which broke the monotony of walking on the scree. Great views of Rock Creek basin, Whitney, and Russell.
Posted Oct 20, 2003 9:48 am

dvsanbtRoute Climbed: buttress to bypass old army pass, then cl 3 variation to summit Date Climbed: october 18, 2003  Sucess!

dvsanbt

solo dayhike from trailhead. the buttress to the east of old army pass required some routefinding to keep the difficulty level at class 3/4 level. as i topped out at the buttress, i saw two bighorn sheep at the plateau staring at me from a distance. then a sand slog for a while before hitting good class 3 buttress to the summit plateau. the wind was howling - thankfully the summit was not a ridge like on lot of other peaks.
Posted Oct 19, 2003 3:32 pm

ReiksgibRoute Climbed: Lake # 5 to Old Army Pass to a class 3 chute West of the summit Date Climbed: August 23, 2003  Sucess!

Reiksgib

Backpacked in to Cottonwood Lakes with my wife and headed up Old Army Pass at about 2:30PM. Hit the summit by 5:00PM. I think I was the last one up for the day. Returned to a sweet campsite East of Lake #4 by 6:30. A quick but beautiful summit. Look out for that North and East facing slope! WOW it must drop 2,000ft straight down!

Posted Aug 26, 2003 2:45 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Tourist trail to Cottonwood Lake #6 slope Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!

ScottyS

Took my little sister (14) on her first peak with a summit register as training for Whitney. She dayhiked it like a pro! Tried a different route up the Cottonwood Lake #6 slope, and was pleasantly surprised - much faster and easier than that Old Army trail! Most of the elevation involves low-angle class 3 slabs. Early season climbs would have to conquer the cornice at the ridgeline. Perfect summer route! Got rained on the entire 2 hour walk back from Cottonwood Lakes Basin. Forget bears in the campground --- beware of noisy, annoying, card-playing tourists.
Posted Aug 18, 2003 4:06 pm

JonodoRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: 7/5/03  Sucess!

Jonodo

First of the California Fourteeers! We took the route on the south west face up a chute (Class 3) to the top. Awesome hike.
Posted Aug 14, 2003 2:40 pm

mdostbyRoute Climbed: Old Army Date Climbed: August 10, 2003  Sucess!

mdostby

Day hiked with friend Dan. Nice weather.
Posted Aug 11, 2003 11:06 am

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: SE slope -> Normal Route Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Had a base camp at Muir Lake, hiked pasing the Old Army Pass to the SE slope. Clombed it to the ridge, hiked on the snow to the base of the summit ridge. Climbed some class 3 snow chute and riched the summit. ON the way back had the worst ever problems with altitude.
Posted Aug 8, 2003 3:24 am

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

DigglerRoute Climbed: One of the Army Passes Date Climbed: 5 August, 2001  Sucess!

Diggler

Did the approach to Langley (summited the next morning) the day after an exhausting (slept and 'acclimated' ~ 2 hours before going up) hike up White Mountain Peak. The weather and surroundings were beautiful, though. Passed some old English guys (who were in really good shape!) who'd camped at 11- or 12,000 ft, and were going along the Pacific Crest (or John Muir?) Trail. Had a wonderful, refreshing dip in the lakes below while descending.
Posted Apr 24, 2003 7:34 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: July, 2000  Sucess!
Posted Jan 3, 2003 2:56 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

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