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BETA PHOTO: As seen from the saddle on the approach hike. The ...

Description 

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.

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Weather station 11.3 miles from here

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DZ's Electrifying Entrance 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 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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