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The Spike is located below the north face of the Spire

Getting There 

From Aguirre Springs go up the north side of the Pine Tree Trail. Head for the saddle between the 6th Low Horn and the Spire. This canyon has been gauged out by a large rock avalanche in 1994 and is relatively deep, clear, and fun except for the very top part which is hugely loose to this day. Go past the saddle to the west side to scramble up to the base of the Spike.

Climbing Season

For the Organ Mountains area.

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is the corner at the start of the route

Normal Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : Organ Mountains : ... : The Spike
We climbed what seems to be a variation to the Normal Route described by Ingrahm. It begins in a corner that has had recent rock fall, creating the route. It climbs a layback crack up the corner and turns out onto the north face of the Spike. Follow a left trending crack and lichen face up to a steep crack and a notch just below the summit. One can belay from this summit but it needs some anchors installed....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Spike is in the lower right, below the Spire.
BETA PHOTO: The Spike is in the lower right, below the Spire.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Spike as seen from the approach gully
BETA PHOTO: The Spike as seen from the approach gully

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