North Face 5.7 IV
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Lowell
Dec 2, 2007
North Face 5.7 IV
Lowell
El Paso, Texas USA
Lowell   El Paso, Texas USA
When looking at your action photo it seems like following the crack would be the ideal way. Is it a clean crack (for the Organs)? A small amount of lichen and moss is cool with me, but not too much. It looks real good in the photo. I'd like to try it. Dec 22, 2007
Nathan Fry
Intervale, NH
Nathan Fry   Intervale, NH
A new question in the discussion:
1) Any info on the line of mysterious double bolt anchors directly up from the top of North Face Pitch 6? We went right of the line depicted on Lowell's map and discovered great anchors at the end of every rope length. It was a really great line that kept the climbing in a nice 5.7 range most of the way to the top. Oct 8, 2011
Lowell
El Paso, Texas USA
Lowell   El Paso, Texas USA
12/31 I went up to check things out. Knee deep snow all the way to base camp.
RE:
After the 6th Pitch the rock changes from blank slab to vertical jug holds. You can basically climb anywhere on low grades to the top.
Just watch for more loose rock on lines that aren't as popular.
Bigwall routes that are usually low grades always have optional detours. I stick to the original line for traditional values and cleaner rock. I am interested in trying the variations though.
The Organ Mountain Bigwall Guide is almost finished vcrux.com/el_paso_climbing/… Dec 30, 2011

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