Ascent of Mount Langley on 2013-09-05

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Others in Party:MPS'ers SK & JK
Date:Thursday, September 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Langley
    Elevation:14026 ft / 4275 m

Ascent Trip Report

Absolutely marvelous trip, and my first 14er. Took the New Army Pass up from Upper South Fork lake (where we camped) and headed off to the SW slope. There are lots of interesting options when you get to the SW slope. You can pick your way through the boulder field, or if you like, you can just climb up and over. We had a fairly easy route on the way up, staying on the SW shoulder of the peak. On the way down, we shortcutted down a more southerly line. Total from summit to camp was about 5 1/2 miles, then seven miles back to the trail head. Can't wait to do this one in the winter.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1157 m
    Elevation Loss:4835 ft / 1473 m
    Distance:17.5 mi / 28.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Cool and quite windy, cold at times.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Extra Loss:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:New Army Pass; SW slope
    Trailhead:Upper South Fork Lake  11086 ft / 3379 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4475 ft / 1364 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Cottonwood Lakes Trail via New Army Pass
    Trailhead:Cottonwood Lakes TH  10051 ft / 3063 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013 09 01 upper south fork lake (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cirque Peak2013-09-03
2Mount Langley2013-09-05

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