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Ascent of Mount Langley on 2010-06-02

Climber: Chiky De Las Torres

Others in Party:Sara C.
Date:Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Langley
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13250 ft / 4038 m

Ascent Trip Report

All of the usual passes to get from Cottonwood Lakes up to the plateau south of Langley were heavily corniced. After failing to succeed on a new route the day before, we tried another route this day. This time the route worked! We went up the ridge between Long Lake and Cottonwood Lake #3 - it was pretty straightforward. It seemed like a really long slog along the plateau to Langley though. The snow was very soft and the postholing was miserable. Unfortunately, we'd gotten a late start and just ran into our turnaround time before we got to the summit. We made it back down the ridge route just before dark.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3450 ft / 1051 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3450 ft / 1051 m
    Extra Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadows Campground  10100 ft / 3078 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Langley Attempts (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1(Attempt) Mount Langley2010-06-01
3(Attempt) Mount Langley2010-06-02



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