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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

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Flight of Icarus 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Mexico : Organ Mountains : ... : Gendarmes
First pitch is a nice 5.8+ hand crack. Once the crack ends, follow the start of the left-facing dihedral to a large bush. The bush can be used as an anchor.Pitch two climb the entire left facing dihedral, part of this pitch is so thin that nuts are required to protect about 20 feet of the corner. Pitch three continue up easier terrain to the top of the formation....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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