BETA PHOTO: Summit of Lost Peak. Sling for the rappel to the s...
Lost Peak is the minor summit just north of The Wedge
. It's long and continuous west ridge bears similarities the the west ridge on its neighbor, but doesn't offer as spectacular climbing. The summit is a good deal lower than the Wedge and extremely close; perhaps a single 60 m rope could be rigged to form a Tyrolean between the two summits, what a wild ride that would be!
As with any of the remote Organ peaks, be extremely careful about loose rock while attempting a summit bid. There is not enough traffic to really clean up any of the routes. Enjoy getting to the top of this "Lost" but not forgotten peak. And while your here, consider summiting Third Peak or the Wedge too.
Lost Peak can be approached from the west by following the general approach route for Dingleberry
, and then striking up directly for the western slopes of the peak. Approaching from the east is actually pretty nice, provided you can avoid the thorny sections of the approach gullies. the gully directly beneath the east face of Lost peak is mostly maple wooded slopes, at least until you get below the cliff-band elevation. finally, Lost Peak can be approached after summiting The Wedge
by rappelling of the east side to the shoulder, and then scrambling north to the saddle between the two peaks.
Count on the approach taking most of your day, and only 1-2 pitches of roped climbing.
Climbing Season For the Organ Mountains area.
Weather station 10.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Lost Peak
South Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b New Mexico
: Organ Mountains
: ... : Lost Peak
The South Face route up Lost peak takes a line of least resistance directly to the summit from the saddle between Lost Peak and the Wedge. The wall is steep enough to keep your attention, and even if the climbing isn't technical, avoiding loose rock and hidden cactus will keep you on your toes.The route takes a low-angled ramp system up to about half-way up the face, above which is a right-facing corner. Stick to the corner, or stray out onto the face to the right. ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: Lost Peak on the left, next to the Wedge on the ri...