Organ Needle, New Mexico

Prominence: 3700 ft, 1128 m

Elevation: 8980+ feet, 2737+ meters

True Isolation: 51.98 mi, 83.66 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 8980 - 9000 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 8982 ft / 2738 m
    (Range 8982 - 9002 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)32° 20' 43'' N, 106° 33' 43'' W
32.345174, -106.562034 (Dec Deg)
353005 E 3579769 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/Second Level RegionDoña Ana (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Organ Needle:
     Top 10 Prominence Grid for U.S. States (Rank #123)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #101)
     Top 10 Isolation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #123)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #189)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #257)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #214)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #77)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #228)
     Mexico Border CoHPs (Rank #4)
     New Mexico County High Points (Rank #20)
     New Mexico Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #5)
     New Mexico County Prominence Peaks (Rank #7)
     U.S. National Monument High Points (Rank #12)
     New Mexico Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #7)
     New Mexico Wilderness Area High Points (Rank #16)
     New Mexico Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #7)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 113
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 107)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1991-09 by Desert Rat (Unsuccessful)
     1993-10-16 by Steve Dowling
     2001-03-31 by Scott Surgent
     2003-05-23 by Richard Carey
     2003-05-23 by Adam Helman
     2008-06-18 by Dominic Bowcutt
     2009-11-08 by Dominic Bowcutt
     2015-02-08 by Samuel Hahn
     2015-02-08 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2015-05-24 by Don Wenner
     2016-04-09 by Stav Basis
     2016-05-20 by Bob Bolton (GPS Track)
     2017-02-11 by Duncan Lennon
     2018-02-22 by Josef Nuernberger
     2018-03-04 by Kevin Smith
     2018-03-17 by Kevin Smith
     2018-04-08 by Zack Lewis (GPS Track)
     2018-07-01 by Andrew Karr (GPS Track)
     2019-03-24 by Adam Walker (GPS Track)
     2019-09-14 by Alexander OConnor
     2019-10-30 by David Rexford
     2019-12-07 by Josh Grundy
     2020-01-27 by Quincy Koetz
     2020-04-20 by Grant Miller (GPS Track)
     2020-11-27 by Kevin Smith
     2021-01-02 by Evan L
     2021-01-14 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2021-02-23 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2021-05-29 by Spencer Estey
     2021-07-17 by Kevin Smith
     2021-10-14 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2021-11-08 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2021-12-16 by Sean Caulfield (GPS Track)
     2022-04-01 by Steven Song (GPS Track)
     2022-12-21 by Stan Barlow (GPS Track)
     2022-12-29 by Craig Barlow

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View of Organ Needle taken from the summit of Organ Peak (2019-03-05). Photo by fred brown.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3700 ft/1128 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 3760 ft/1146 m
  Key Col: 5280 ft/1609 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 51.98 mi/83.66 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 32.750403, -105.810793
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Sacramento Peak  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Southwest Basins and Ranges
Range4: Southeast New Mexico Ranges
Range5: San Andres Mountains (Highest Point)
Range6: Organ Mountains (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsRio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Organ Mountains Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapOrgan Peak O32106c5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Organ Needle from the La Cueva Trailhead (2021-10-14). Photo by Rafee Memon.
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