Mount Langley Climber's Log

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mrchad9

mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 6:19 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006

COLD Thanksgiving weekend  Sucess!

Not much snow in the Sierra this fall so we drove over Tioga pass and spent two nights camped by Lake 4. Incredibly cold but luckily no wind, and as it would turn out no snow of any significance anywhere either.

The first afternoon Lake 4 was 1/3 frozen, and maybe 1/4 inch thick at most where we camped. All weekend we could hear sounds from the lakes as they froze over, and by the time we left Lake 4 was completely frozen and took some aggression with an ice axe to get through over 1" of ice.

granjero

granjero - Apr 12, 2010 3:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2010

NE couloir  Sucess!

Great run, beautiful place.

Tom Waggoner

Tom Waggoner - Mar 17, 2010 2:35 pm

Normal Route  Sucess!

Climbed Langley with my good bud Kamyar. It was a good second 14er for him after I drug him up Tyndall where he almost shite himself. We spent that Saturday fishing lake 4 and up and back to the car on Sunday. Standing on the summit made me wish I had a base chute!

mtncorg

mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 10:08 pm

From New Army Pass and returned Old Army Pass  Sucess!

The views from up here are as good or better than Whitney withou the lottery or the people.

SkyPilot84

SkyPilot84 - Dec 10, 2009 7:54 pm

2nd 14er  Sucess!

My windiest day in the Sierra.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 12:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Via Tuttle Creek  Sucess!

Must... go... back... to... SKI!!! So friggin' awesome!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Via NAP  Sucess!

Slog, slog, slog...

cottersnow - Nov 29, 2009 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Nice walk  Sucess!

A nice walk. Went onto Whitney. Bivied underneath Mt. Chamberlin which was cool.

jullee - Nov 5, 2009 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

2nd Fourteener  Sucess!

Went up via New Army Pass after a night of camping at Long Lake. Made it a long day by attempting Cirque Peak but weather and time wasn't on our side.

DOZN

DOZN - Oct 30, 2009 1:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

Almost

Almost made it to the top but to windy to go all the way up. Next time ill be up there

theflyingmountaineer

theflyingmountaineer - Oct 12, 2009 12:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Successful climb from Army Pass  Sucess!

Left Horseshoe Meadows Friday, Oct. 9 via Cottonwood Pass for a first night south of Rock Creek. Left our camp at 5:00 a.m. Saturday and summited at 11:30. After a cold and windy half hour at the summit, we hiked back to our packs and trucked back to Horseshoe Meadows for a 12-hour day. This was my first Fourteener... only fourteen left. Definitely an A+ trip!!

cdewhurst

cdewhurst - Sep 21, 2009 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

cdewhurst  Sucess!

Old Army Pass up, New Army down. Preferred Old Army trail which was not hard to follow. Be prepared for the trk up sand near the base of Langley which isn't as much fun as climbing the rocks. Nice sheer dropoff the top to the east. Could see Muir, Whitney, Russell, Tyndall and Williamson from here. Nice!!

SJ

SJ - Sep 13, 2009 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Langley w/ the old man  Sucess!

The second 14er I've climbed with my pops, a great trip. Thought he was going to poop out 13,500' and I went ahead, but then he met me on top about 15 minutes after I made it.

Started to blow hard on top and the thunder and lightning came just as we were starting to descend Old Army Pass shutting down the summit for a few hours.

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

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

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

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

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

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: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/536419/tuttle-creek-route-hyde-and-jekyll-on-mt-langley.html

Lenny72

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.

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