Longely Pass

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zbernstein
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Re: Longely Pass

Post by zbernstein » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:14 pm

I crossed Longley west to east on July 26. One could get around the cornice on the southern side. I found micro-routefinding tough getting around Lake Reflection. My advice: when in doubt, go up. The ledges I finally found that didn't cliff out are probably 300 feet above the lake.








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Re: Longely Pass

Post by mkkchang » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:54 pm

Another data point for deciding whether to and how to tackle Longley Pass: This is how we did it in the last week of August 2019. East side to west side. We went up to the pass on the north end, hiked along the edge (easy), and looped around the south end of the cornice. Simple.
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Re: Longely Pass

Post by CAMERONM » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:07 pm

I would have very gladly gone down a class 3 situation like you show here, but I am reasonably sure it was covered in snow when I visited it. No way did the exposed northern part I saw look like your photo. The cornice also does not look so overhanging. What I saw looked like a very vertical Snow-Tongue type of sketchy loose-rock descent.

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