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Capitol Butte South Face aka Thunder Mtn
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Capitol Butte South Face aka Thunder MtnSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Nov 19 2016
friendofThundergod
Hike & Climb2.80 Miles 1,927 AEG
Hike & Climb2.80 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   1.05 mph
1,927 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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I thought about doing this one for Veteran's Day, but opted for a hike with the dogs instead. However, I did drive by it and thought it looked like a pretty fun hike/climb. With Saturday mornings being unavailable to me, it also seemed like a perfect short afternoon hike.

I hiked with Jackie and the dogs for the trail portion and the section of trail we started going on until I realized it was the wrong way. After that, I started the steep scramble and Jackie and the pups headed for Chimney Rock. A perfect his, her, hike combo IMO. I did a lot of reading up on this hike and although I did take the wrong way a few times and had to stop and mull over the route on more than one occasion, I handled it pretty well and there were no big surprises. I did a screen shot of all the climbs mentioned in the description and that along with its detailed directions helped a lot. I did not really fly up, but I had already ran a two hour practice that morning and it was a tad warm on the south face, so I was not rushing. There were a few people on the summit, however, they had come up the other way. The hike down is fast and the route is much easier to pick up. Jackie and the pups met me at the bottom of the steep stuff and we finished up together.

A great hike and fun climb, hard to believe so much fun could sit right there in the middle of Sedona. Great views as one would expect too.
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