The twin to Lesser Spire, ORP hosts a handful of poorly documented climbs and plenty of room for exploration. Part steep walls of bomber stone, part blocky meandering, and part flaky dirty granite, it's name reflects the ambiguous disrespect that early climbers felt towards it, "Old Raunchy Penis". Despite this unflattering name, you will find good 3-4 pitch climbs here, with options for sun or shade depending on the season.
ORP shares the same approach as Lesser Spire, easy by Organ mtn standards. Descent can be made by walking off the south-east flank, or by finding scattered rappel stations consisting of manky slings tied around suspicious blocks.
3 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for ORP:
Orgy 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 800'
Running on Empty 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Featured Route For ORP
West Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NM : Organ Mountains : ... : ORP
Easy route-finding make this route an obvious choice for a first trip to ORP. The route is easily identified as the major corner system that rises for about 2 pitches up the North West side of ORP.Start: from the Canyon between ORP and Lesser Spire, scramble up an short slab directly beneath the corner system to reach a large bushy ledge. Pitch 1: Starts with some moderate climbing in the steep vegetated corner up to a crux in an off-width, flaring chimney corner. This crux may feel hard for t...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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