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Courthouse Rock
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YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I British: M 1b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I British: M 1c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: November to April
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Sep 28, 2006
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Description 

Climb the wide, exposed right angling crack/gully up the east face. Can easily be soloed and downclimbed, though a rope will make a newbie feel much more comfortable. Can be used to set up top ropes on other routes.


Location 

Take the Auxier Ridge Trail from the end of Tunnel Ridge Road to it's terminus near the base of Courthouse Rock. Scramble up to the SE point of the rock, follow a well defined trail to the right (east) until you come to a ledge where you will see this obvious route.


Protection 

There's not a whole lot of gear, but the climbing is fairly easy and secure. Downclimbing is the best option to get down.



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By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
Administrator
From: Alabama
Apr 22, 2011

fun route, great view at the top.

By William Turner
From: Carmel, Indiana
Nov 5, 2013
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c X

I camp here every time I go to the red this is the best way to get to the top.

By WDW4
Dec 11, 2013

Fun route. For those who'd like some extra security, I like to set up a fixed line, using a few available pieces of pro in the crack. There are a few solid (not monolithic) trees at the top. It is easy to set up rappel down the face immediately to the left of the route, using a stout pine tree.

By William Turner
From: Carmel, Indiana
Jan 29, 2014
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c X

If you don't free climb this YOU ARE A WIMP!!!