I have lived in Las Cruces my whole life. Growing up I never thought I would be able to climb such a mountain. I didn't start climbing mountains until high school. After about a year of climbing mountains I decided to look into climbing Organ Needle. I had already climbed Organ Peak, the second highest mountain in the range. After researching it some I realized only a short class 3+ climb was required. So a friend and I decided to go for it.