Mount Langley Climber's Log

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RSN473 - Mar 4, 2004 6:09 pm

Route Climbed: from new army pass Date Climbed: October 1995  Sucess!

solo climb from southfork lakes


lidijagrazulis - Feb 19, 2004 12:58 pm

Route Climbed: Old Army Pass Date Climbed: August 12, 2001  Sucess!

My 1st 14'er! Was quite a rush... and an incredible view!

Scott M.

Scott M. - Feb 16, 2004 12:34 pm

Route Climbed: Army Pass/Normal Route Date Climbed: August 17, 1990  Sucess!

A perfect day up with my brother on his first time over 14K'.


crag - Jan 23, 2004 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: September 1999  Sucess!

Tagged Langley on the way back out from a 6-night peakbagging trip into the Rock Creek drainage. We dropped packs at the top of the pass and ran up from there. It was slog and socked in at the peak.


boyblue - Jan 11, 2004 12:31 am

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

Gained the ridge from high up Tuttle Creek Canyon. Lots of snow above 11,000 feet. Weather was perfect.

remybear - Nov 18, 2003 7:10 pm

Route 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.

fugla - Nov 4, 2003 6:46 pm

Route 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.


TDRoberts - Oct 20, 2003 9:48 am

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

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.


dvsanbt - Oct 19, 2003 3:32 pm

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

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.


Reiksgib - Aug 26, 2003 2:45 pm

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

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!


ScottyS - Aug 18, 2003 4:06 pm

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

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.


Jonodo - Aug 14, 2003 2:40 pm

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

First of the California Fourteeers! We took the route on the south west face up a chute (Class 3) to the top. Awesome hike.


mdostby - Aug 11, 2003 11:06 am

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

Day hiked with friend Dan. Nice weather.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Aug 8, 2003 3:24 am

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

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.


dankras - Jul 17, 2003 11:11 am

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

Good day, good climb.


sierragator - Jun 28, 2003 8:53 pm

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

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.


Khanes - Jun 25, 2003 10:58 am

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

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.

wadesummit - Jun 23, 2003 3:15 pm

Route 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.


Misha - Jun 18, 2003 12:46 am

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

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!


thebeave7 - May 18, 2003 10:13 pm

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

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.

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