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By Aaron Hobson
From: Clinton, TN
Nov 14, 2006
|The summit register is in very poor shape. I intend to replace it next time I get up there (hopefully soon). Does anybody know what happens to old Summit Registers? I'd hate for all the history therein to be lost, but I'm not sure exactly what is normal practice as far as preserving that information.|
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 20, 2006
|Aaron, I think that the NMSU Library would be a good choice. They might be able to preserve/restore it.|
By climber pat
From: Las Cruces, NM
Dec 5, 2007
|I seem to recall someone taking the summit register from either North Rabbit Ear or the Citedal to the NMSU library. This would have have happened no later than the early 1990s.|
By Aaron Hobson
From: Clinton, TN
Jan 18, 2011
|I recently transcribed the summit register (the wedge) and posted it for anyone to read. The original will go to the NMSU archive. A copy of the transcription is headed back up to the summit. The register I found in Nov 2010 only went as far back as 1989, and had around 40 records.|
By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Oct 22, 2012
We did the east-face descent and then returned to packs at the base of the south face. We found the first rap station right away - down and slightly skier's right of the summit top.
Our aim was then to go south down a gully to find a rap from oaks, scramble further down a gully towards the south, and then hike up a gully going ~west to cross the saddle in the Organ Ridge. And, lastly, take the scramble down along the base of The Wedge to packs.
We didn't find the second rap. We eventually left what we thought was the gully between the two raps by traversing to a point high above and a little east of the saddle in the Organ Ridge. We then did a full-length one-rope rap on an improvised anchor to a spot in the gully ~50 feet to the east. Not recommended.
By Karl Kiser
Jan 6, 2013
The west face of the Wedge is a great piece of rock. Several parties have climbed it since the Robbin's Route (where exactly) in the 1950s. Parties who climb there should look for evidence of the climbing.
The flat west face:
direct route: Edmund Ward and Paul Seibert (70s?) runout and at least 5.11 (fixed stopper left).
dihedrals on the right: Mike Head and Mark Motes (ca. 1980) again at least 5.11 up to the green ledge.
The ridge triangles below the West Ridge Route:
Glen and Mason (Boulder, CO climbers mid 1970s) at least solid 5.10 and aid.
Dave Bowling and Mike Pollat (about 1989, "Wedgie") mid to hard 5.11, 2 pitches unfinished, bolt on first pitch.