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Gendarmes Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dan Carter on Mar 22, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: As seen from the saddle on the approach hike. The ...


It can be sunny and windy.
Crowded? No.
Secluded? Yes!
Ingraham mentions this area in the approach to the Wedge. It's south facing and the rock quality is kind of chossy but it doesn't appear to ever get climbed, like a lot of the Organs routes. There are probably several other routes to be climbed on this small formation.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Organ Mountains area.

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start of route. A cleaner version is to be had to ...

Shortcut 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Gendarmes
The route is a shortcut on the way to the West Ridge of the Wedge (or Lost Peak). Instead of the detour to the left of the next Gendarme, you continue to head up. After all, the point is climbing, not not climbing, right? Pitch 1, 110 ft, goes up the gully, which takes a bit of a break before it steepens. We belayed from above this step.Pitch 2, 80 ft, was to the right (would have been a continuation of the slab version below). It was uniformly steep in on a rock cut up by vertical cracks, prote...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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