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Courthouse Butte Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.801, -111.75488 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 24, 2006


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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Courthouse Butte:
Coyote Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Prosecutor   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For 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

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