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By Scott M. McNamara
From: Tucson, Arizona
Apr 17, 2016
First(non-indigenous)recorded ascent probably----Lumberjack Hikers—ASC [now NAU] hiking club (early 1950's) i.e. Dr. Harvey Butchard & Boyd Moore.
According to Grand Obsession, Butler & Myers, Puma Press, 2007, p.104--- Dr. Butchard wrote a friend:
You have now found out what my most skillful and daring climb is like, Courthouse Butte. Boyd Moore and I did that...I carried a light rope ahead with me but there was no thought of belaying the leader. At one place I recall shinnying up a column of rock as one might climb a fairly large pine. I braced and held the rope for Boyd to follow...I used to say that if I would do that two more times, I would kill myself at least once.
By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Apr 18, 2016
|Not certain on the validity but I believe that the "first" climb of Sedona and Courthouse dates back to the 1930's and was accessed via the 'Rib Route' on the South Side of Courthouse. I believe this pre-dates the for mentioned Butchard recollection. Not sure if this is blended history though...|