Mt. Langley Rock Climbing
A cross-eye stereogram of a big boulder at cottonw...
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.
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
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Mt. Langley
Rest & Be Thankful (aka North Arete) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a California
: High Sierra
: ... : Mt. Langley
A long and elegant line up the prominent North Arete, topping out directly on the summit of 14,026' Mt Langley. One of the only established technical routes on the southernmost 14er. A committing backcountry route with complex route finding, loose rock, and a big approach and descent. A handful of excellent crack pitches round out the heaps of grainy choss on this big blocky buttress.Approach: Tuttle Creek to the Stonehouse, then turn left and head up sandy sidehill trail to the South Fork of Tu...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Matthew Fienup
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.