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2014-11-15  
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Berry Butte SummitNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2014
Hippy
Hiking6.50 Miles
Hiking6.50 Miles   11 Hrs      0.59 mph
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So this was pure awesomeness!

Jamie Compos suggested this butte and I'm not one to ever turn down some offtrail
So we set off at 8am got dropped off at Grandview by his friend and after a mere ten minute walk down GV we reached our offtrail starting point.

From the top of the coconino we scrambled down a narrow scree filled break in the coco "The Chute" we call it.
It was a long rocky slide but fun!! I love that kind of stuff.

Once into the supai layers we contoured out west and down to the lower of supai layers.
There's a greyish saddle you're aiming for.

Once you hit that saddle we headed out toward the butte! The first supai scramble after the saddle reminded me of the tiny ridge between Cardenas and Escalante buttes.

When we the scramble we followed the sheep path on the north side almost to the end then climb atop.
More supai. Gorgeous boulder field. Another climb.

When we finally reached the butte we had to head up the south side and find our way up to a narrow ledge and a very Battleship-esque looking up climb.

Its a short 7-9 foot chimney. Jamie had to take his backpack off and have me hand it up to him after the chimney.

Because once up that there's a sweet little squeeze hole to crawl through!

For anyone my size there's also a tiny rabbit hole to come up through in the same spot.

After that we were pretty much home free! A short jaunt took us to the true summit with an amazing register line up!! (See photoset!!)

Summit beer and a walk to the far west to check out grapevine. What a view!!!

We headed back via the Redwall Rim Route from Berry Butte back to Grandview Trail. Very easy rim route with a few drainages to sneak through and many demon agave to watch out for.

We topped out at 7pm. (This hike can EASILY be done in 3-4 hours fyi. We just stopped to explore every side drainage and Possible route to other buttes in the area.
Plus...a full day in the canyon is pure bliss.

Writing up full description this week for your enjoyment ;)
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