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Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby ColoradoGuy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:48 pm

Surely some of you are acquainted with Wild Horse Butte, which is that stunning rock near Goblin Valley State Park and the trailhead to Little Wild Horse Canyon.

Question: Has anyone hiked/climbed this thing? I can't find even one online report of someone who's reached the summit. Also, the only thing on YouTube is a 20-second video of a guy hiking on one of the ridges near that steep vertical layer.

Anyway, here's my photo of this beauty from last weekend:

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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby Vermont Mike » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:03 am

One of my favorite buttes. She's a beaut. Now I need to road trip it to the Swell again.

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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby elhombre » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:13 am

Is this one on the road to the Maze ranger outpost? If so, it is a beautiful piece of art work! Always figured you need to be one of those crazy climbers who hammer rebar nails into the walls for pro. Please post all your pictures when you do it.
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby jdorje » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:49 am

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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:36 am

elhombre wrote:Please post all your pictures when you do it.

Um, I'm not doing it. I'm hoping SOMEONE ELSE will do it!

I'm a wimp, ha ha. :)
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:38 am

jdorje wrote:http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=23248
http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/detail.asp?fid=3122256

This guy? Looks intimidating!

No doubt intimidating, but with all the people that drive past it who are headed to Goblin Valley or Little Wild Horse Canyon, you'd think SOMEONE would dare to climb it. Hmmm.
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby jdorje » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:42 am

Neither LoJ nor any other source seems to even list its known class rating, much less have a record or trip report of anyone climbing it.
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby JTOlson26 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:11 am

Wow, I just spent 30 minutes searching this thing and I couldn't come up with a single source of someone even thinking about climbing it! Mountain Project, Lists of John, nothing. That's kind of hard to believe. Maybe Scott P will know something about it?

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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby Winter8000m » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Looks fun!
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby ColoradoGuy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:52 pm

JTOlson26 wrote:Wow, I just spent 30 minutes searching this thing and I couldn't come up with a single source of someone even thinking about climbing it! Mountain Project, Lists of John, nothing. That's kind of hard to believe. Maybe Scott P will know something about it?

Exactly! I'm glad I'm not alone in my thinking. :)

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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby Scott P » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:08 pm

Has anyone hiked/climbed this thing? I can't find even one online report of someone who's reached the summit.


Last report I've heard is that it's still unclimbed. Reports from attempts are that it would be like climbing gram crackers. There is actually a benchmark on top, but it was put up there by helicopter.

Looks fun!


Probably right up your and Brian C's ally.
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Re: Wild Horse Butte, Utah

Postby Brian C » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:15 pm

Scott P wrote:
Has anyone hiked/climbed this thing? I can't find even one online report of someone who's reached the summit.


Last report I've heard is that it's still unclimbed. Reports from attempts are that it would be like climbing gram crackers. There is actually a benchmark on top, but it was put up there by helicopter.

Looks fun!


Probably right up your and Brian C's ally.


Scott - Do you know anybody who attempted it? I'd love to see some up-close photos. Sounds like it'd be worth a look.
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