Courthouse Butte Rock Climbing
Courthouse Butte from the trail.
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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Courthouse Butte
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Courthouse Butte:
Featured Route For Courthouse Butte
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