Mount Langley


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Mike Patterson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

Conditions? Rangers say cornice present, requires extensive technical expertise. Thanks!

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Mike Patterson wrote:

Conditions? Rangers say cornice present, requires extensive technical expertise. Thanks!

Hard to believe, as the south slope route is Class 1 hiking (with a 20-foot section of Class 3) and south-facing. If that's your intended route.

pigsflyinsd · · San Diego, CA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 430

Old and New Army Pass are typically corniced in the Spring but based on recent trip reports and pictures that does not seem to be the case now. The Whitneyzone message board typically has pictures from Langley to Williamson. Looks like you should be more concerned about being eaten alive by mosquitos.  I remember one year going up with a friend and we were swarmed by at least 50 of those suckers each. We ran like bats out of hell.  The only thing that saved us was his bottle of concentrated Deet.

http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/topics/50336/2

Stefan Figgley · · CA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 5

We summited from the Northeast couloir in May, superb conditions up top and no mosquitos except where we parked. At this later point in the season, Cottonwood area on your approach might be teeming with those blood-sucking devils. 

Megin Olson · · Costa Mesa, California · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 40

Mike, did you end up going?  

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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