Ascent of Organ Needle on 2009-11-08

Climber: Dominic Bowcutt

Date:Sunday, November 8, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Organ Needle
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8980 ft / 2737 m

Ascent Trip Report

I spent the night in the back of my truck at the base of the Organs, cows and coyotes made a ruckus all night so didn't get much sleep. Started at 7:30AM, got to the top at 10:45AM. Steep hike, had to take a lot of breaks. Absolutely beautiful climb, perfect weather, no ice, no bugs. Found the ammo can, a lot of history in there. Used my rope again to get down from the peak, wouldn't climb this without one. On my way back down had lunch in the juniper saddle. Wiped out a lot on the way down, slipping all over the place. Made it back to the truck at 2:00PM. This is my favorite hike but it takes a lot out of me every time.
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