Peak:  Organ Mountain A (13er)
 Route:  SL-->Organ ridge traverse
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  B_2
 Date of Info:  07/07/2019
 Date Posted:  07/09/2019
Details

The creek crossings to get to the Stewart Creek and Eddiesville THs were passable easy with 4-Runner, and lower clearance would do fine. They were pretty high on the way out though due to heavy rains, so high clearance is still recommended. Approached Organ from camp about 4 miles in from the Eddiesville TH - Cochetopa/CDT/CO trail --> Stewart creek connector "trail" (not really a trail) --> San Luis/Organ saddle, minimal snow travel necessary. Water levels/creek crossings are high everywhere. Ridge east through notch area is as rotten and crumbly as they come. Snow crossings still necessary in gullies below the notch, spikes/axe required. Pitch on east side below notch is indeed about 30' class 4 climbing but is pretty solid. The final 500' face through the organ pipes is fun solid snow-free class 3.


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