Low Horn 3 is barely more than a bump on the side of Low Horn 2 (interestingly, most of the four summits of Low Horn 5 seem to be more significant than Low Horn 3). It appears that the north face would go direct, but the easiest route is East Ridge
Easiest way to get to Low Horn #3 is by descending the south face of Low Horn #2. However, one can easily climb the east gully (low 5th).
There is a southerly rap anchor consisting of one tiny nut, an old piton, and a slung block.
WARNING: There is a large balanced block just left of the focal point of the rap anchor. I would have trundled it, but my partner was already on rap... and it scared the bejesus out of me when I noticed how loose it was.
Climbing Season For the Organ Mountains area.
Weather station 11.1 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Low Horn 3
South Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b New Mexico
: Organ Mountains
: ... : Low Horn 3
From Low Horn #4, the South Face of #3 looks steep and imposing. Once at the 3+4 saddle, you will see that the South Face is less than vertical with many different lines.From the saddle, head up the diagonal cracks to a headwall. The headwall is easier than it looks. Do a couple of 5.6 moves on good rock to surmount it, then head up and right around bushes and some cacti following your nose to the summit.To descend, rap the the South face....[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico