Marta getting ready to scramble down from the summ...
The twin to Lesser Spire
, ORP hosts a handful of poorly documented climbs and plenty of room for exploration. Part steep walls of bomber stone, part blocky meandering, and part flaky dirty granite, it's name reflects the ambiguous disrespect that early climbers felt towards it, "Old Raunchy Penis". Despite this unflattering name, you will find good 3-4 pitch climbs here, with options for sun or shade depending on the season.
ORP shares the same approach as Lesser Spire
, easy by Organ mtn standards. Descent can be made by walking off the south-east flank, or by finding scattered rappel stations consisting of manky slings tied around suspicious blocks.
Climbing Season For the Rabbit Ears Area area.
Weather station 11.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in ORP
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in ORP
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for ORP:
Orgy 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 800'
Featured Route For ORP
West Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c New Mexico
: Organ Mountains
: ... : ORP
Easy route-finding make this route an obvious choice for a first trip to ORP. The route is easily identified as the major corner system that rises for about 2 pitches up the North West side of ORP.Start: from the Canyon between ORP and Lesser Spire, scramble up an short slab directly beneath the corner system to reach a large bushy ledge. Pitch 1: Starts with some moderate climbing in the steep vegetated corner up to a crux in an off-width, flaring chimney corner. This crux may feel hard for t...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: Eastern buttress of ORP
BETA PHOTO: ORP East Butress
BETA PHOTO: ORP North Face and East Butress
ORP is dead center. Lesser Spire on the left. View...
By Robert Cort
Sep 18, 2011
We had a hard time finding the SE Flank walk off. Ended up doing an exposed traverse (roped), then descending the next gully south of ORGY. We did one very short rappel at the bottom of the gully, but after the rap, saw that it was down climbable. We did find one rather large rattlesnake in the gully so watch your step. Perhaps there's an easier way to get to the gully we used by going directly up over the bouldery shoulder south of ORP directly (our route went around it to it's east).
By Aaron Hobson
From: Clinton, TN
Sep 20, 2011
I think what Bob describes above is what i was calling the SE flank walk-off. there may have been a little scramble/traverse to get south the to the gully, but if I recall you can avoid an exposed move by doing a short but less exposed boulder problem.