Organ Mountain A  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2020-06-23, By: MC.Ikema
Info: Snow free and dry all the way up from Stewart Creek/San Luis trail. 
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Route: North Slopes
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: This is overall an easy route - if you follow it correctly. Don't get sucked into the full north slopes. If you find yourself on talus anywhere on the route except the top one or two hundred feet, you're in the wrong spot! If you find yourself on steep, loose Class 2 talus and climbing towards rotten, Class 2+ outcrops, you're in the wrong spot! The majority of this route is Class 1 trail to the cutoff, and then Class 1 grass to within a couple hundred feet of the summit where it turns into easy Class 2 talus. You essentially want to climb up the basin that makes up the west ridge of Organ to San Luis Peak. Descend the same way you came up unless you're taking the west ridge to San Luis or the east ridge back to the trailhead. 
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Route: West ridge
Posted On: 2019-07-23, By: tdawg012
Info: Summer conditions until the tricky notch. There was a 1ft or so gap between gully walls and snow that enabled passage. Rock in and near gully gap is as rotten as Roach describes, take caution. 
 
Route: SL-->Organ ridge traverse
Posted On: 2019-07-09, By: B_2
Info: 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. 
 
Route: East Slope from Canon Hando Trail
Posted On: 2019-07-06, By: Flyingfish
Info: Trail is dry up to about 13,500 where there are some snow fields to cross below the summit pitch. These were easy to avoid and the ones we had to cross were no more than a few feet wide and firm. 
 
Route: Eddiesville to East Ridge
Posted On: 2018-11-12, By: WildWanderer
Info: Used snowshoes the entire way, but could have gone without them. Beginning of trail had about 6 inches of snow. Hondo Creek was covered in snow/ice the entire way. 2-3 feet of snow in the basin, ridges and peaks were windblown. 
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Route: South slopes
Posted On: 2018-05-25, By: illusion7il
Info: Started at West willow creek TH and walked the CDT past San Luis to the south slopes of Organ. Some patches of snow en route to San Luis. Recommend gaiters. 

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