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The tallest of the Organ mts and a favorite destination for the adventurous hiker. A number of routes ascend its various flanks. The most popular way to reach the top is via the Regular route, which is moslty a hike, but has a short section of 4th class scrambling near the top, which has kept many off the summit.
the Organ needle can be approached from either the east or west. It is most commonly approached from the west starting at the La Cueva picnic area and hiking up Ferguson canyon. Alternatively, one can approach from the Modoc mine rd. from the east, approach is made from Aguirre Springs recreation area. The approach is long no matter which side, taking 3-6hrs or more for your first trip. No maintained trails exist, and be prepared for some bushwhacking.
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While not really a technical climb, this route is included here for reference. Other climbs in the area share the approach. Anyone serious about climbing in the vicinity of the Organ Needle should familiarize themselves with this "trail" as it is currently the best means of egress from the mountain.A detailed description is also found at Ingraham's Climbing Site. web.nmsu.edu/~amato/ingrahamguide/Needle/Needle_master.htmlT>>> climb: Follow the approach of your choice (see below) to the "Ye...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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