Mount Langley Climber's Log

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psuthe - Aug 27, 2005 10:30 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Date Climbed: August 26, 2005  Sucess!

Day hiked from Cottonwood parking lot, 3:30am - 2:30pm with plenty of time on the summit and socializing along the trail. Beautiful views from the summit and along the way. Old Army is definitely the way to go. Once reaching the top of Old Army, head North (right), don't keep going straight or you'll lose altitude by the time you realize you are no longer on target for the summit. The summit from Old Army was the most tiring part...that Damn sand and scree makes for slow travel. There are a thousand different trails up the summit (follow which ever one you like or make your own) , the further to the east (right) the more technical the climb.

alexmsupertramp - Aug 21, 2005 12:36 am

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: July 23 2005  Sucess!

I and four buddies hit the trail head at 5:30 a.m. We agreed on a turn-around time of 2:00 p.m. Two of us bagged out early (at 12K' and 13K') due to altitude affects. I was the last to summit at 2:01 ;) and we walked briskly back to the pass under intermittent hail and rain. Able to glissade down the last 200' of lower army pass above the lake. Back to the car by 8:00p.m.

Picts here: (flash slide show)


uwjennie - Aug 16, 2005 7:38 pm

Route Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: 8/14/05  Sucess!

Nice hike on SPS trip. 12 people came on the trip, 8 made the summit. Four of us opted to go over the Cirque as a preview on Saturday as well.


Guilty - Aug 8, 2005 6:06 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Chute Date Climbed: 08/06/05  Sucess!

From the Ashram,(church) followed the unmaintained trail to Tuttle Creek Canyon. At the end of the cayon by the waterfalls and you can see the NE Chute half filled with snow. I ascend the chute and scramble (class 3/4) to the summit. Descended the East Face and then rock skied down some no-name chute to Tuttle Creek Canyon, and back to the church for some praying.


thomascanty - Aug 6, 2005 10:25 am

Route Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!

I made it on my second attempt. I tried a year ago but turned back when I found myself in some boulders that I couldn't figure out how to get past.


ajdonner - Jul 9, 2005 12:10 am

Route Climbed: Army Pass/ Normal Route Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!

Solo trip. Fun scrambling to be found (can find good Class 3/4) above sand slog just below the top.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Jun 27, 2005 12:21 am

Route Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Backpacked from Horseshoe Meadow, stayed at Soldier Lake, then headed up Mt. Langley and down to Cottonwood Lake #5. A great trip with my Ol' Buddy Chad.


cbuelow - Jun 26, 2005 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: Army Pass/Normal Route Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Part of a three day backpacking trip with Ol' Walsher. Left the Horseshoe Meadow Trailhead and headed up over Cottonwood Pass to the PCT and down to Soldier Lake. The next day we hiked up the back (west) side of the New Army Pass Trail and cut over to Old Army Pass and picked up the trail to the summit. Managed to (slowly) drop down Old Army Pass with our ice axes and camped at Cottonwood Lake #5.


gregorpatsch - Jun 22, 2005 12:59 pm

Route Climbed: New Army (up), Old Army (down) Date Climbed: June, 2002  Sucess!

My first 14'er. I remember a short exposed section coming down Old Army Pass, but much better than heading up and over to descend the New Army Pass. A friendly group setup at the base of Old Army Pass invited us to stay for a wine and cheese happy hour, much appreciated after a long day. A great trip.


MarieP - Jun 17, 2005 1:45 am

Route Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: September 2004  Sucess!

Great sunrises at Cottonwood Lakes!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 13, 2005 4:29 pm

Route Climbed: Winter Route Date Climbed: June 12, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed and skied the couloir just north of Old Army Pass (Winter Route). Trip Report


physics - Jun 6, 2005 3:40 am

Route Climbed: East ridge Date Climbed: June 5, 2005  Sucess!

Went up the East Ridge from Tuttle Creek. Lots of class 3 climbing to be had = fun route. Cold and windy on the summit.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Mar 30, 2005 11:19 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: Early Season (may?), 1978  Sucess!

Lots of good hard neve on Old Army, we went up central chute with ice axe and crampons and had to tunnel thru the cornice at the top, Scary after we saw from above the huge crack between cornice and the snowfield above. The rest was an enjoyable snow slog to great views at the summit.


bechtt - Mar 12, 2005 1:39 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: Sep 95  Sucess!

Nice hike


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:32 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: 08/15/04  Sucess!

Day hiked the Old Army Pass Route. Had to duck for cover for a little while near summit while a thunderstorm hit.

Eric Tipton - Feb 26, 2005 1:44 am

Route Climbed: 2nd Pillar, Cottonwood Lakes #4 Wall Date Climbed: August 2004

In August Pat Brenan and I climbed on the cliffs north of Cottonwood Lake #4. We climbed the second prominet orange pillar from the west.(near old army pass) We climbed 4 pitches on the right side of this beautiful orange granite buttress. We topped out on the plateau south of Mt Langly and decended down old army pass. II 5.8 ***


balajisv - Feb 25, 2005 7:16 pm

Route Climbed: Army Pass (Old) Date Climbed: Jun xx 2004  Sucess!

This was a long day. A slightly late start and even more delayed return to the trailhead.


SamG - Jan 23, 2005 2:16 am

Route Climbed: cottonwood Date Climbed: August 20, 2003  Sucess!

Great climb great weather loved the scrambling at the end.


ChuckO - Jan 4, 2005 3:37 pm

Route Climbed: CottonWood Lakes/Old Army Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

I day solo effort; very long day after getting confused around the lakes and taking the chute just north of Old Army and climbing quite a ways before realizing it, reversing and correcting; estimate 24mi. RT.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 22, 2004 12:34 am

Route Climbed: Army Pass (South Slope) Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004  Sucess!

Enjoyable dayhike out of Horseshoe Meadow. The Cottonwood Lakes area is beautiful. The climb from Army Pass wasn't as sandy as I'd feared, and the scrambling up to the summit plateau was more interesting than I expected too.

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