Organ Mountain   New Mexico

Utah is famous for its soft sandstone so it was a surprise to find this granite mountain in New Mexico. Organ Mountain is located east of Los Cruces and south of the LBJ Space Center and west of the White Sands Missile Range.  The approach hike takes about an
 hour and the mountain is a lot bigger when one gets on it. The cooler times of the year
 are best for being here. We planned a route the day before the climb, using binoculars, but during the climb we got off route and blew our chances of tagging the summit. We did 
manage about 10 pitches before turnaround time and got an adrenaline boost doing multiple rappels involving hanging on anchors. A good place to visit when rained out of Utah.



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