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Courthouse Butte is the humongous looking mesa formation that sits just east of Bell Rock (Oak Creek Villages). There are only a handful of routes on this massive formation. I believe the first ascent was done many years back (early 1900's) by a Flagstaff hiking club, but haven't found any documentation to back this up yet.
Park in the main Bell Rock trailhead across from the Bike 'n Bean bike shop. Take good (golf cart quality) wide trail right over to Courthouse Butte.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Courthouse Butte:
Coyote Tower 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 400'
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!) 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
The Prosecutor 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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Coyote Tower 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Courthouse Butte
Coyote Tower is an exceptional route with lots of good pitches. From the summit, the views are really cool as well and you'll be amazed at how high up you get. Start as described below.P1) Climb up multi-bulge face (5.8) with bolts to a fixed anchor above. Then scramble up to the base of the second pitch up and left.P2) Crux pitch. There are a couple stiff spots on this pitch, but basically climb in crack system left of a buttress, with an overhanging tight-hands crack at the top to a fixed bela...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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