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Bell Rock 
Courthouse Butte 

Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.801, -111.7549 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area basically includes the routes of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, found in Oak Creek Village south of Sedona. Bell Rock is the big bell-shaped rock just off highway 179 and Courthouse Butte is the humongous formation/mesa found just east of Bell. Some pretty incredible views can be had from the top of Courthouse Butte!

Getting There 

Drive on 179 to Oak Creek Village and park as described for the individual formations/routes in this section.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte:
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Courthouse Butte
Coyote Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   Courthouse Butte
The Prosecutor   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Courthouse Butte
Justice of the Peace   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 550'   Courthouse Butte
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Featured Route For Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte
Rock Climbing Photo: Emily Reinsel on the awesome 3rd pitch traverse.

The Prosecutor 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : *Sedona Area : ... : Courthouse Butte
Pitch 1 5. 10-, Follow 8 bolts up fun shouldery stemming moves to about 25 feet of crack through a limestone band. Bring gear from .4 to 1 for this section to feel safer. This leads to a 2 bolt anchor at the base of the offwitdh! Pitch 2: 5.11, Awesome!!! Perfect hands leads into a a gradually widening crack to pull a bulge. Take a good rest because the business is next. Pull through a #5 roof into a #6 crack for a couple of moves into a a squeeze chimney, try not to puke, and then c...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: view to the north atop Courthouse Butte
view to the north atop Courthouse Butte
Rock Climbing Photo: Panoramic Image of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte
Panoramic Image of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte
Rock Climbing Photo: Courthouse Butte, Sedona, AZ
Courthouse Butte, Sedona, AZ
Rock Climbing Photo: Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, March 09.
Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, March 09.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking around Courthouse Butte.  March 09.
Hiking around Courthouse Butte. March 09.

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