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Location: 32.35947, -106.57967 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Another view of the Gertch's Arch roof from the ba...

Description 

This is the large arch right (south) of Gertch's Half Brother. It faces west and can be easily seen when walking up the fan to Gertch's Folly.

Getting There 

Hike up the gully between Gertch's Folly and Gertch's Half Brother, then follow the rock south until one is under the arch feature.

On the FA day, we stayed on the flats until we could walk up a small canyon directly to the arch. One should be prepared for cat's claw!

Climbing Season

For the Organ Mountains area.

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Fallen Arches 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  New Mexico : Organ Mountains : ... : Gertch's Arch
This is an informational entry (details are vague at the present time) for a climb we climbed once although it was a first ascent. We were thrilled the climb came together on one day.We used 50m ropes and climbed three shorter pitches on the right side of the large arch in a left facing dihedral. The first pitch (1 or 2?) goes up the face and corner to just under the roof. The crux pitch (2 or 3?) goes up and right (the easiest protectable spot) and generally bypasses a direct climb of the ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the roof of Gertch's Arch from the b...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the roof of Gertch's Arch from the b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gertch's Arch, as viewed from the rock formation s...
BETA PHOTO: Gertch's Arch, as viewed from the rock formation s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gertch's Arch, as viewed from the approach trail. ...
BETA PHOTO: Gertch's Arch, as viewed from the approach trail. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gertch's Arch as seen from just south of the appro...
BETA PHOTO: Gertch's Arch as seen from just south of the appro...

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