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Mt. Langley Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 14,027'
Location: 36.5233, -118.239 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 24, 2006
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Langley from one of the Cottonwood Lakes (c) Sara ...

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  • Description 

    This is the southernmost of The Sierra Nevada Fourteeners.
    It was probably ascended by Native Americans first.
    William Bellows made the first recorded ascent in 1864.

    Getting There 

    The easiest approach is from Cottonwood Lakes.
    Go west on Whitney Portal Road. Turn left on Horseshoe Meadows Road. Turn right at the Pack Station Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead sign. Park at Horseshoe Meadows Parking lot and take the trail to the lakes.

    Climbing Season

    For the 13 - Whitney and Surrounding Peaks area.

    Weather station 19.2 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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    Rock Climbing Photo: A cross-eye stereogram of a big boulder at cottonw...
    A cross-eye stereogram of a big boulder at cottonw...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Langley. Photo by Blitzo.
    Mt. Langley. Photo by Blitzo.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Langley from Cottonwood Lakes.
    Langley from Cottonwood Lakes.
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    looking to the southwest face of Langley from Cott...
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    This is a cross-eye stereogram of a rock "too...
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    By Matthew Fienup
    Administrator
    From: Ventura, CA
    Jul 20, 2009
    Cottonwood Lakes ranks as one of my very favorite locations in the High Sierra. Old Army Pass, above Lake 4 in the Cottonwood Lakes, is a spectacular and improbably easy approach to Mount Langley.

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