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It can be sunny and windy.
Approach as going to the Wedge, via Modoc Mine road and the Tooth trail. Once you reach the saddle, one can see the Gendarmes to the North. The approach takes about 1.5-2 hours.
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DZ's Electrifying Entrance 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Gendarmes
Pitch 1: Chossy chimney. Can be soloed but it's airy and loose.Pitch 2: This is the pitch that drew me to the climb. It is a hand crack with an off width to the right of it. One can see the crack from the saddle. When the crack runs out move around left to some slab and more crack to a belay on a large ledge.Pitch 3: We went up the left crack. The rock is not so good and the climbing is kind of tricky but fun. The top has like a South Dakota Needles summit perch....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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