Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

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SpiderLegs
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Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

Post by SpiderLegs » Oct 12 2019 10:53 am

Searching high and low and it appears a few of you have climbed Horseshoe Mesa, but nobody left a route or detailed description. Sort of the same thing when I look on Google.

Looks like a few people rate it as a 4th class climb, which I have no issues going up. How is it getting down? Any tips on finding the route?
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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

Post by friendofThundergod » Oct 14 2019 9:50 am

@SpiderLegs
The break should be relatively obvious. You should be able to spot a broken line of shelves to the top from the camping area. The climb up is easy, but I will warn you its a Grand Canyon class 4. The down climb will get your attention a little, but with your long legs and reach, you should be fine.

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Re: Horseshoe Mesa Climbing Route - Grand Canyon

Post by SpiderLegs » Oct 15 2019 7:04 am

@friendofThundergod - Thanks, the little bit I've found seems to confirm your assessment. Will see how I feel when I get down there, my Valley Fever from last winter has given me some weird after effects. Some days my balance is off a tad and I get Elvis leg on steep descents or climbs.
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