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Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.801, -111.7549 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area basically includes the routes of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, found in Oak Creek Village south of Sedona. Bell Rock is the big bell-shaped rock just off highway 179 and Courthouse Butte is the humongous formation/mesa found just east of Bell. Some pretty incredible views can be had from the top of Courthouse Butte!

Getting There 

Drive on 179 to Oak Creek Village and park as described for the individual formations/routes in this section.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte:
Coyote Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   Courthouse Butte
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Courthouse Butte
The Prosecutor   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Courthouse Butte
Justice of the Peace   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 550'   Courthouse Butte
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Rock Climbing Photo: Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Courthouse Butte
Justice of the Peace climbs a large dihedral system out a large roof and lastly onto the beautiful headwall of the Northwestern Buttress on Courthouse Butte. Shares the same summit as the infamous “A Day in Court”. Originally established as an aid route, the route now goes free with surprising amounts of quality clean crack climbing, striking face climbing as well as a techy crux. Memorable pitches featuring everything from face, tips, hands and yes… offwidth. Luxurious belays and a remarkabl...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Bell Rock / Courthouse Butte Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: view to the north atop Courthouse Butte
view to the north atop Courthouse Butte
Rock Climbing Photo: Courthouse Butte, Sedona, AZ
Courthouse Butte, Sedona, AZ
Rock Climbing Photo: Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ
Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ
Rock Climbing Photo: Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, March 09.
Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, March 09.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking around Courthouse Butte.  March 09.
Hiking around Courthouse Butte. March 09.

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