Mount Langley Climber's Log

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eSherpa - Sep 9, 2009 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

Other Langley Routes  Sucess!

So I've looked all over the place for other routes besides old & new army pass. I ran into 2 groups that headed down (what I believe) is called the Gorge. Anyone have any info on this, it's the finger at the top of lake 5. We talked to 2 different party's the 1st was a single guy that was just winging it, said he tried it and it was no problem. The second group later that day, sounded like he had been up Langley 10+ times, and told me there were many routes up the canyon and prefered this route over old army any day of the week.
We decided to give it a go the next morning and found that it was a great way to go. Some climbing over large boulders and some deep sandy trails. It was a fast and very fun path up to the ridge, it also took about 1 1/2 miles off our hike. I'l be doing it again next time.
I would probably recommend old army pass for the descent, unless you have time to boulder down this way. If anyone else has info on this canyon, please pass on the info.
Great summit, no crowd....clear and windy. Beautiful lunch spot. I'll be back soon.


cab - Aug 31, 2009 11:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Old Army Pass  Sucess!

Climbed via Old Army Pass on the way up. Then, made the long walk over to Cirque Peak and went back down New Army Pass. Old Army was much more direct whereas the switchbacks on New Army seemed to take forever. Assuming OAP is relatively snow free, I would definely recommend it over NAP.


Blair - Aug 24, 2009 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

1st Fourteener  Sucess!

Snow flurries and deteriorating weather made my summit stay about 2 minutes. Crowded summit made it anti climatic


Ambret - Aug 9, 2009 1:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

Cold, Windy Hike via New Army Pass  Sucess!

Hiked in from Horseshoe Meadow to Long Lake on August 5, and set out the next morning for Langley via New Army Pass. The cold wind kept the skeeters away at the lake, though it required all the layers I had plus a balaclava. Got a bit off route and missed the easy passage up to the summit plateau, but found a place to climb without too much trouble (I'm far more a hiker than climber). Beautiful views from the top.


oliverkalt - Aug 7, 2009 2:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005

New army pass  Sucess!

A side trip on a hike from Cottonwood Lakes to Rock Creek.


autoblock - Aug 3, 2009 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Tuttle Creek  Sucess!

First part of hike a nasty slog, second part delightful. Beautiful day. Trip report:


Lenny72 - Jul 28, 2009 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Successful Ascent on Mount Langley  Sucess!

Great climb on Mount Langley this weekend! We ditched the tent and slept under the stars at Lake #3. What an amazing view; billions of stars, the Milky Way Galaxy, and satellites racing across the sky. We also took a refreshing, albeit cold dip in the lake. Unfortunately, the mosquitos were a pest. On Sunday morning we started for the summit and found a dead body wrapped in a space blanket halfway down the slope. We found out she had slipped and fallen several hundred feet to her death the morning before. A rescue helicopter came and retrieved the body. We made it to the summit late in the morning and the view was amazing; maybe better than the view from the summit of Whitney. We could see Mount Whitney, other surrounding peaks, and the town of Lone Pine far below. We then hiked the 10 miles back to the car and drove back home to sunny San Diego.


EManBevHills - Jul 26, 2009 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

1st Sierra 14'er Dayhike  Sucess!

Nice Day. Contemplated descending Old Army but thought the better of it.
No regrets. Others did r/t Old Army though.


thexcat - Jul 15, 2009 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Old Army Pass  Sucess!

Dayhiked Langley via Old Army Pass with commando tang in approx 13 hrs. Our third, Aj, developed blisters on Gibbs the day before so he kept the tent after our 3:45am departure. Originally, we planned on climbing via New Army Pass, but changed our minds mid-way. The end of the pass was covered with snow so we headed up an easy class three chute. The 6hr drive home to the bay area was pure pain.


dshoshone - Jul 5, 2009 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Old Army Pass  Sucess!

A great way to spend the 4th


chudder - Jun 20, 2009 3:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

Up and down pass north of Old Army Pass  Sucess!

Camped on moraine above the fifth Cottonwood Lake then headed up the pass north of Old Army Pass in the morning. Windy up top, but great weather relative to the past couple of weeks. Found the benchmark but no register. Mosquitoes starting to come out around the meadows and marshes.

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney - May 29, 2009 3:31 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Tuttle Creek/E.Ridge

Nice day. Camped on the ridge at 12,000'. Got a leisurely start and summited by noon. Had first encounter with Bighorns in the Sierra. Saw a herd of 12 or more.


thholder - Apr 28, 2009 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

New Army Pass  Sucess!

Dayhiked Langley and Cirque Pk from High Lk


Blackmouth - Apr 23, 2009 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2009

NE Couloir  Sucess!

Dayhiked Langley's NE Couloir with Forjan & Seano. The weather was very warm below but chilly up top with some snow flurries at the summit. The snowshoes were a definite must have and the glissade down the couloir was a blast. Took us around 12 hours roundtrip.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:23 pm

Dog route  Sucess!

Took the dog to the top. Don't tell the Park service.


deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2007

second time worked  Sucess!

Got off trail the first time and raqn out of time.

This attempt, however, it worked.



mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 11:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

First Ascent of "The S-Wall", III-IV 5.9 with Doug Robinson  Sucess!

This spectacular route hidden in plain view is right up the obvious S-Shaped Wall as you look at Mount Langley from Cottonwood Lakes. Just look straight down the middle of the Profile photo on the Mount Langley home page on SummitPost. The S Shape will jump at you.


farrisgl - Feb 27, 2009 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

via New Army Pass snow field  Sucess!

We made the summit on the way to Whitney. The hardest part was managing the heavy packed snowfield over New Army Pass. Actually needed to break out the snow gear I planned to only need at Trail Crest were snow covered most of the switchbacks top to bottom meaning potentially a 2,000 slide. Very nice peak with a great view! My second ascent.


SOCALHUSKER - Jan 13, 2009 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

Cottonwood/Langley Trip  Sucess!

Headed into the Cottonwoods Lakes Basin with my brother for a few days. Camped at the south end of the South Forks Lakes. Woke up early on Day 2, climbed over to the Cottonwood Lakes, up over Old Army Pass, and trudged the long trek of the south slope to the summit of Langley. Got some good bouldering in and the views were great. I will definitely be heading back and trying to get back into Miter Basin and some of the other peaks in the area.
Photos of My Mt Langley Trip


dabender - Dec 29, 2008 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1989

2nd 14ner way back when  Sucess!

Classic High Sierra hiking. Very pleasant.

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