Mt. Langley 14,026 ft.
Regular Route, 3rd Class
2 days/ 1 night
Cost: Private Custom Rates
Mt Langley is the 9th highest peak in California and a great objective for someone's first 14er. The southern most of the California 14ers, Mt Langley is accessed via it's South Ridge from New Army Pass. A hike along the ridge leads to short stretch of roped climbing. From there the route opens up to a long plateu and one of the most scenic summits in the Sierra. Views overlooking Owen's Lake, Mt Whitney, and the LeConte Group.
The standard trip meets at our offices in Lone Pine, Ca for a meet and greet and a pack check. Then the team carpools up to the Cottonwood trailhead and hikes in and makes a basecamp.
Day two begins early with an ascent up New Army Pass. We hike out the south ridge and climb the route. After our summit attempt the group heads back down to camp where we pack it up and head home.
This route has a short section of 3rd class and one of the easier of the California 14ers. A typical guest on this trip is someone who has some previous hiking and backpacking but it just getting into mountain climbing. Additionally, a guest might be a person just looking for a physical challenge and wants the support of a guided trip.
Mt Langley's Northeast Couloir is one of the best ski descents in California and a spectacular ski descent for any budding ski mountaineer. For more information about guided ski descents of Mt Langley check out the webpage of our sister company California Ski Guide. (Guided Mt Langley Ski Descents)
Departure: Lone Pine, California
Group Size: Limited to 8 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:3
Experience Level: Excellent physical conditioning and previous experience with backpacking experience at altitude is helpful.