Mount Langley Climber's Log

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Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 14, 2006 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2000

Route: New Army Pass  Sucess!

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.

old5ten

old5ten - Dec 22, 2005 6:39 pm

Route 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.

graham

graham - Nov 25, 2005 2:40 pm

Route 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.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Nov 13, 2005 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: 11/5/05  Sucess!

My second late season acsent via Old Army Pass. This mountain always has a special meaning for me, so it was great to be back on top after 3 years. Amazingly clear day, great views from the top.

GraniteBayJim - Nov 7, 2005 1:43 am

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass/ New Army Pass Date Climbed: Nov 5 2005  Sucess!

Just returned from a wonderful Mt. Langley climb Nov 5. Cold, but sunny and beautifully clear.



There's now snow on some steeper sections of the Old Army pass, making cossing some places a bit scary. Suggest wearing crampons and taking an ice axe. Otherwise, use the snow free New Army route. While it is somewhat longer in distance, it's totally snow/ice free so it doesn't take more time.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Oct 24, 2005 12:33 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge (via Tuttle Creek) Date Climbed: 23 Oct 2005  Sucess!

My only beef about this route is the suggestion to take the "faint" trail heading south, up from Tuttle Creek (just before the bridge which takes you to the Stonehouse). This "trail" was a joke.....more like a faint game trail! All in all, I liked this route, espeically at the top of the southern gully leading to the flat section of the ridge. Quality 3rd/4th class scrambling. Great weather.... and nice sunburn!

tdoughty

tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army/Normal Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Good views, nice hike.

Cody

Cody - Oct 9, 2005 9:21 pm

Route Climbed: Army pass Date Climbed: October 5 2005  Sucess!

A long day on the mountain. Perfect weather on top, just a slight breeze. Visibility for miles.

onebadshredda

onebadshredda - Oct 3, 2005 3:33 pm

Route Climbed: Winter Route - NW Lake 5 Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Nice hike up winter route. Snow cornice at top passable on north side.

Few snow patches on way up to SE face. Found easy class 2-3 route up.

Very windy and cold.

Couple snorts of Knob Creek and we were out of there.

Total RT time from Lake 3 ~ 5 hours.

tpdwr

tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 6:30 pm

Route Climbed: East-southeast ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 1988  Sucess!

From a camp at Cottonwood Lakes. The route goes up a chute from the northern most lake. Returned via Army Pass.

wetsponge007

wetsponge007 - Sep 25, 2005 2:43 pm

Route Climbed: Old army pass, partial class 2-3 summit descent Date Climbed: Sept 17 2005  Sucess!

Stayed at lake 4, super windy night. Good times!!!

Sunkissed

Sunkissed - Sep 20, 2005 10:44 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Stayed overnight at Lake 4, this was my first CA 14er.

orandall

orandall - Sep 18, 2005 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Army Pass Date Climbed: Sept 17, 2005  Sucess!

14er #7 Beautiful day and a mellow climb. Went directly north from Army Pass and followed trail until it dead-ended into some boulders on SE face, avoiding the summit plateau. With a litte route-finding, was able to scramble on class 3-4 rock to the plateau. 12 hours car-to-car. Would have been faster if I didn't have a killer flu. Oh well.

thenunz

thenunz - Sep 18, 2005 12:58 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass/South Slope Date Climbed: September 12, 2005  Sucess!

Great day! Day trip from the Cottonwood Lakes Trail Head. 12 hours round trip. All was easy until the last two hours back to the trailhead. Sore feet. 21 miles does add up fast on the feet! LOL Recommended 1st 14er for anbody looking to try. Nunz

Kerstin

Kerstin - Sep 17, 2005 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2006

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: September 19, 1998 and October 12, 2006  Sucess!

The first time we hiked to the uppermost lake below Old Army Pass, spent the night, then arose early the next morning. The ascent was fairly easy, though I was suffering a bit from the altitude--I'd just come up from sea level.

It was freezing and windy up top, but clear--one of those days where you could see for miles!

Yesterday Dan and I hiked over New Army Pass and up the same route from our camp above High Lake. It was very cold and clear--five degrees F that morning. We saw two herds of Bighorn Sheep--once on the way up and on the way down, two adult females with two young ones! We hiked out to Cottonwood Lakes trailhead early this morning in a snow storm.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Sep 12, 2005 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

A long, long slog - 9 hrs roundtrip. Very high winds on the summit and pretty views.

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Sep 10, 2005 4:46 am

Route Climbed: Old Army/E Ridge, descended Winter Route Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

Dayhiked with Balajisv and Shri. Pushed off the winter route by a cornice but got back on 500 ft. below. A long day that ended in headlamps.

Route Climbed: Old Army/E Ridge, descended Winter Route Date Climbed: Sept 2, 2001 Sucess!
Climbed with Brian, got kind of a late start, hit some clouds near the summit. Great veiws scrambling up the east ridge.

Route Climbed: Old Army/E Ridge Date Climbed: May 25, 2002 Denied!
Thunder at 13,500 turned us around. You snooze, you loose.

Shivagirl - Sep 9, 2005 3:26 am

Route Climbed: Old Army Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005  Sucess!

Spectacular weekend and weather. Pretty easy route and amazing views, wow! Several routes to take but a nice little trail directly after the sign for Sequoia (to the right/north) was a lot of fun. Very active birds living among the rocks, but no idea what they were.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 4:53 pm

Route Climbed: Bowl N of Army Pass Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!

Dayhike from Horseshoe Meadows. Went past the uppermost Cottonwood Lake and ascended the bowl N of Army Pass. Great cl 2 scramble, but the top was blocked by a 30 foot wall of snow. Since I didn't have an axe, I opted to climb the steep wall adjacent to it. It was pretty exposed 4th class, but not too hard with plenty of holds. From there, its the standard slog up the summit. Tagged Cirque enroute back to the cars and descended via Army Pass.

tarol

tarol - Aug 30, 2005 1:17 pm

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

Beautiful day to climb Langley! This was my first 14'er so it was a special day :) Me and one hiking partner started at Cottonwood Lake #4 around 8:00 am, climbed up Old Army Pass, headed up to a red sandy saddle at about 12,000', dropped our backpacks, and dayhiked to the top. It took us awhile to find the route up the last 800' or so... There are lots of trails and it's hard to find one that's doable! Beautiful view from up there, expecially looking north to Whitney! Also lots of flowers blooming including sky pilot. Headed down around 3:30 pm and picked up our packs and then made our way down to Upper Soldier Lake. Saw 5 other people headed up or down that day.

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