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Location: 32.355, -106.572 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Dec 13, 2009
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Wildcat's SW face as viewed from the Wildcat Gully

Description 

Wildcat is one of the un-assuming peaks of the Central organs. It is distinguished from its neighbors by being less remarkable: Its neighbor to the south, Dingleberry ahs a higher summit. Its neighbor to the north, Razorback, boasts an awesome exposed summit ridge. Not surprisingly, wildcat does not get much attention. Indeed, the Central Organs, ie peaks between Big Windy Canyon and the Wedge, have a reputation for not being being climbed much and for having the lengthiest, and nastiest approaches.

-Do not expect trails
-Do not expect to see other humans
-Do expect to do some bush-whacking.
-Do expect vague route descriptions and difficult route-finding


Getting There 

Can be approached from either the East or West sides of the Organs. Standard 3rd and 4rth class routes approach from Modoc Mine Rd. At a point on the road before the switchbacks, there are a couple huge boulders. From these boulders take the small spur of mountain, "Wohlt's Welt", that leads NE toward the gully between Wildcat and Dingleberry. At the top of Wohlt's Welt one can traverse North into the Gully between Wildcat and Dingleberry. Ascend this gully to reach Wildcat.


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Featured Route For Wildcat
Looking up the Wildcat-Dingleberry gully. Dingleberry is the large peak on the right. Wildcat is the next one on the left, with the Guardian buttress being the last peak on the left (it's actually more in the fore-ground)

Regular Route 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a  NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Wildcat
A peak bagger's route. From the top of Wohlt's Welt, traverse north into the gully between Wildcat and Dingleberry. Judging from descriptions on Ingraham's guide, I was prepared for this gully to be an hours -long struggle with vast hordes of under-growth. In fact, it appears a recent rock-fall event has scoured most of the lower gully clean. The lower gully ascends past the Guardian Buttress on the left, and an un-named sentinal on the right, and ends at a narrow spot where it joins a larger gu...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Aaron Hobson
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From: Las Cruces, NM
Dec 13, 2009

Owing to Ingraham's descriptions, the central organs probably do not see much traffic (and by Organ Mtns standards, that means almost non-existent traffic). However, I found the Regular Route to be shorter even than the Normal Route on the Organ Needle. The summit register was in pitiful shape, so I replaced it with a new notebook. I transcribed the old one and posted it to my Blog . Curiously, there were not any entries more recent than 1989. I bet this has more to do with the current register being filled and beaten up, than people not summiting, but it makes you wonder.