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Low Horn 5 Rock Climbing 

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Low Horn 5 is the big daddy of the Low Horns. There are four distinct summits, each of them almost as significant as Low Horn 3, plus another minor summit on the south side (maybe call them 5.a, 5.b, 5.c, 5.d, and 5.5?). 5.d is the tallest, but only barely taller than 5.c.

Getting There 

Gaining the summit of 5.a from the north is barely more than a long scramble, but one short move might drive you to rope up. Scrambling from 5.a to 5.d poses a few interesting challenges, and a few of them might make you want the rope too.

Climbing Season

For the Organ Mountains area.

Weather station 11.1 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Low Horn 5

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Low Horn 5:
Decent Exposure   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Low Horn 5
Rock Climbing Photo: Marc Tarnosky leading P7. He started out heading c...

Decent Exposure 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : Organ Mountains : ... : Low Horn 5
Decent Exposure climbs the east face of Low Horn 5, staying in the obvious crack system in the center of the face for the first several pitches and then veering slightly right for the upper pitches. It shifts onto the north face in the final pitches, topping out near the north-most of the numerous mini-summits of Low Horn 5. Viewed from Aguirre Springs, the east face of Low Horn 5 is the most impressive rock formation between the Spire to the south and South Rabbit Ear to the north. It would the...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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