Mount Langley Climber's Log

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MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Sep 6, 2006 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

OA Pass then E Ridge

Day-hiked twice from Horseshoe parking lot; GPS showed 20.3 miles RT, > 5000' elevation gain (there are a lot of subtle ups and downs on way). Four members of party came up >7000' via NE face from Tuttle Creek; two went out over Cirque Peak and down N A Pass. Absolutely gorgeous weather (well, a bit windy).

Once I went up by the east ridge, which is nominally 3rd class; and once by traditional southern route, class 2 at most.

mdash

mdash - Aug 26, 2006 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004

New Army Pass  Sucess!

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.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Sep 6, 2006 1:10 am

Re: New Army Pass

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

OK, I'll bite. How?

rusty6

rusty6 - Aug 24, 2006 12:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1988

14er #1  Sucess!

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

ckerth

ckerth - Aug 16, 2006 5:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Old Army Pass  Sucess!

Climbed from Cottonwood Lake #5. Fun, easy, climb with great views of the Whitney region.

eggheadsherpa

eggheadsherpa - Aug 15, 2006 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass/ New Army Pass  Sucess!

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.

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Aug 13, 2006 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

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.

cjrandall

cjrandall - Aug 13, 2006 3:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Wasted at Cottonwood Lakes

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.

skotty

skotty - Aug 7, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Its all beyond the pass  Sucess!

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.

n8jojohnson

n8jojohnson - Jul 30, 2006 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Horseshoe Out & Back  Sucess!

Out & Back from Horseshoe via Old Army in 11 hours. That north face is awesome!

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Jul 17, 2006 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Army Pass  Sucess!

For a first timer, it is difficult to make out the trail between New Army Pass and the first ridge. Wonderful hike though.

kolbi2112

kolbi2112 - Jul 11, 2006 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

New Army Pass  Sucess!

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!

catullus

catullus - Jul 11, 2006 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

first 14er  Sucess!

Cottonwood lakes, old army.

Smith93

Smith93 - Jul 6, 2006 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

My Second 14'er  Sucess!

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.

drewcmf

drewcmf - Jun 29, 2006 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

CMF Langley Trip

Climbed Langley via Winter Pass. Made 13,150'; did not want to downclimb the pass in the dark. Good excuse to return soon.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Apr 11, 2006 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1999

South Slope  Sucess!

Good times in the Sierra

bajaandy

bajaandy - Mar 9, 2006 4:04 pm

Cottonwood 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.

BCL

BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005

Old Army Pass  Sucess!

From Cottonwood Lakes.

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.

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