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Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by cactuscat » Nov 03 2012 10:49 pm

I am thinking of trying to climb the butte on Horseshoe Mesa - has anyone done it? Have any route info?
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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by joebartels » Nov 04 2012 2:39 pm

I have not, look forward to hearing how it goes!

Looking at topo from the NW seem"ed" good. SE may be doable. Then after a quick look at satellite directly north appears to be best.
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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by trekkin_gecko » Nov 04 2012 3:04 pm

i wanna go!

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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Nov 04 2012 4:55 pm

--- In Grand_Canyon_Hikers@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Marley" wrote:
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> It's been a long time ago Jan but I seem to remember going around to the North
and east to get up. It was pretty much a scramble climb. Some use of hands. Very
low rating. Good view on top.
> We were able to climb it with one of our nieces who was young but definitely
not an outdoors person, she still isn't, so it can't be too difficult.
> Rope not needed. Technical skills minimal.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Grand_Can ... sage/68741
>> --- In Grand_Canyon_Hikers@yahoogroups.com, Bob Bordasch <bordasch@> wrote:
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>>> I've never climbed it, but Tomasi says it is class 4. He says "a 20 foot
belay sling could be helpful."
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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by cactuscat » Nov 04 2012 7:40 pm

Ok ... have heard W/SW too - so it's probably climbable from almost any side ... will just have to take a good look when I get there! I am also waiting to hear back from a backcountry ranger - friend of a friend - who might know something. Thanks for the input - will definitely report back.
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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Butte

Post by Canyonram » Nov 07 2012 5:40 pm

The class 4 route is via the ridgeline on the west-facing slope. Does require some hand and toe work. In no way do I consider myself a 'climber' but did get up to the top a few years ago. Author Wayne Tomasi states that biggest challenge is scaling the lowest shelf of the upper Supai block and recommends a rope for the descent (wish I knew this before instead of after. LOL)

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